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Robbie Camp

ROBBIE LEE CAMP

Robbie Lee Camp, 67, of Dunlap passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 in a Chattanooga hospital after a brief illness.

He was a talented artist and his oil paintings are exhibited in many area homes. He enjoyed being a carpenter. His other hobbies were collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a true Dale Earnhardt fan and died on the same date and almost to the minute of the tenth anniversary of his NASCAR hero’s death. Earnhardt died February 18, 2001 at approximately 4:30 p.m. and Robbie died February 18, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. He looked forward each year to the Daytona 500 and attended the race at Daytona several times. 

Mr. Camp was a former businessman and owned and operated Miss Quick convenient stores in Dunlap, Pikeville and Whitwell, and worked as a butcher and meat manager at Red Food and Bi-Lo grocery stores in Dunlap and Chattanooga. He retired from Sam’s Club a few years ago, but after a brief retirement, returned to Sam’s and was employed there at the time of his death.

His father, Carl B. Camp, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Easterly Camp; one daughter, Robin (Brian) Morrison; three sons, Scott (Michelle) Camp and Ron Camp of Dunlap and Monte (Missy) Camp of Whitwell; five grandchildren, Tyler Morrison, Keri Bilby, Brandi Long, and Monica and Cassidy Camp; one step-grandchild, Taylor Goodwin. He was looking forward to his first two great-granddaughters to be born soon, Hayley Nicole Long and Paige Lanae Bilby. He is also survived by his mother, Gladys Green Camp; four brothers, Redgie (Joyce) Camp, Carson (Joyce) Camp, Craig (Kathy) Camp and Russ (Dana) Camp, all of Dunlap; one sister, Jennifer (Hal) Morris of Red Bank.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 21 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Roger Morrison officiating.

Burial was in Rogers Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were fellow employees of Sam’s Club of Chattanooga.

An online guestbook is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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