Henry Dewitt Camp

July 28, 1941 - November 12, 2021

07/28/1941 - 11/12/2021

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Visitation
Thursday November 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Service
Thursday November 18, 2021
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Henry Dewitt Camp left for his heavenly home on November 12, 2021. He was born on July 28, 1941, to Harry William & Myrtle Fisher Camp in Hendersonville NC. He was a die caster at General Electric and retired in 1998. He was a tremendous storyteller, he’d tell us all about his childhood and relatives, family history, he came from two of the finest families in Henderson County, the Camp’s & the Fisher’s. He had a heart of gold, and never met a stranger. He was the hardest working man we’ve ever known. He was so witty and could make you laugh until tears fell. He had so many friends, some who have gone on before him. He was married to the love of his life, Novella for 56 years, before she passed away in 2020. He is survived by his four children, Diane (Tim) Danny (Marcia) Deanna (Chad), Dennis (Vickie) he is also survived by his grandchildren Joshua, Benjamin (Sabrina), Tyler (Tori), Trenton (Jordan), Jacob and Madison. His great grandchildren Sofia, Curtis, and Clyde. He is also survived by his brother Preston Camp and his sister Betty Moore. His oldest sister Augusta Niswander passed away in August. He loved them all so very much. He would give you the shirt off his back. He could tell you anything about a car, the original color, engine, what the interior was like when it rolled off the assembly line. He had a vast knowledge about cars, and he was only a Chevrolet man. He loved NASCAR and was Dale Earnhardt’s #1 fan. He was an outstanding artist and could whittle a stick into anything you could imagine. He spoke often about his 57 Chevy that was yellow and white. He had recently bought a little Chevy S10 that had been restored and he loved it. He loved the Lord with all his heart, he talked often about his salvation and how he couldn’t wait to be with Mama again. He loved his preacher Don Wilton of First Baptist Spartanburg and never missed a sermon, unless he was sick. He was a fighter like none we’ve ever known, he beat lung cancer, Covid, a heart attack and was fighting with everything he had in him against liver cancer. He was the toughest man, never backed down from a battle. He would tell each of us he loved us daily. He never left any of his children wondering how much he loved them. He will be greatly missed, and I feel like a paragraph does him no justice, he lived and loved so big, that we can’t fit it all in here. If you were his friend, you’re blessed to call him friend and we were tremendously blessed to call him Daddy. He was our Superman. We love you so very much Daddy, we are heartbroken, but we know we will see you again. Flowers are appreciated. Daddy was a lifelong blood donor, any blood donations at the American Red Cross would be a great way to honor him.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Metcalf officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Michael Huggins
8 months ago

I worked with Henry at GE and there was never a dull moment around him. He kept everyone laughing! He was a great man and I am honored to have known him. He will never be forgotten

pegi cairnes
9 months ago

oh, Henry, the tricks we pulled on each other out in die casting. they were epic. i’ve thought about you often over the years since you retired. we actually ran into each other a couple times and it was like we’d just seen each other the day before. it breaks my heart to know you have passed but gives me so much happiness to know, too, that we will meet again in Heaven….just think of the pranks we can pull up there. i always loved you to pieces, you made 2nd shift a pure joy to be on. i am so sorry you were so sick and i didn’t know it, but no one knew what good friends we were or to let me know. you know i would’ve prayed for you thru out everything.
For Henrys’ Family – my grandparents were Newell & Gladys Saltz and mama was Eleanor. i cannot tell you in what way, but we are family. Preston may be able to tell you how. just know i adored Henry with all my heart and miss him almost as much as y’all do.

Mitchell Swayngim ll
10 months ago

Deanna and I are thinking of your family and will continue to lift you all in prayer ,Memories are what helps us to live with the loss of someone we love ❤ May you rest in peace Henry

Barry M. Hatrtman
10 months ago

So sorry for loss. Your dad maybe gone now, but your memories of him will last forever

Kimberly Henninger
10 months ago

Diane, Danny, Deanna & Dennis
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I pray that God gives you All peace and comfort through all the days ahead.

cheryl Foster davis
10 months ago

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man.

Linda Alton Gilbert
10 months ago

Camp Family , so sorry for your loss. I worked with Henry at GE in for cast. We had a great group of guys with so many gone now. The blessing is in knowing we will see them again. Alton Gilbert

Ronnie and Mary Fowler
10 months ago

Dennis, Vicki and family, Ronnie and I are so very sorry for the loss of Mr. Henry. He was always such a wonderful, friendly man. He would come over to the porch sometimes and just sit and talk. We always enjoyed his stories. He will definitely be missed. We pray for you and the family that God gives you comfort thru this. Rest in Peace, Mr Henry, now you are free from all the pain and suffering