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Tommy Camper

December 3, 2016

Tommy Samuel Camper, age 86, of Marysville, formerly of Dublin, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital following complications from Parkinson’s Disease.  He retired from Ashland Chemical Company in Dublin where he was an associate for 35 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Berea College and was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. He was proud in being one of four brothers who served in the armed forces. He was a member of the Vineyard Church in Marysville. Tommy enjoyed “getting a good sweat” by running a few miles after work or the weekend. He also ran in “Corporate Challenge” events for his employer.  He was very fond of the movie, “Chariots of Fire.” Tommy also enjoyed the many years he played in the Ashland golf league.   During his younger years in Kentucky, he coached his son’s little league baseball team and was a Boy Scout leader for troop.  He also taught Sunday School for many years. He will be remembered as devoted dad, a loving husband and a hard-working provider.  He was born on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1930 in Buchanan, Virginia to the late Morris and Daisy Harlow Camper. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and Bobby Camper; and two sisters-in-law, Patsy Camper and Virginia Flint Powell.  He is survived by his wife of 62, years, Beaulah Mae Flint Camper, whom he married May 29, 1954; his children, Steven (Jenny) Camper of Columbus and Vicki (Nick) Primavera of California; two brothers, Sammy (Joyce) Camper and Kerry (June) Camper; a sister, Peggy (Boyd) Shaver; a brother-in-law, Sam Powell; a sister-in-law, Betsy Camper; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Celebration of Life memorial service with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 East Fifth Street, Marysville, where the family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Steve Wood will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Vineyard Church, 913 West Fifth Street, Marysville or to Fairview Cemetery, Buchanan, Virginia 42066.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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