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Chester Leon Camp, 81

Chester Leon Camp, 81 of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed from this life on Saturday April 1, 2017. He was born on Saturday, June 1, 1935 to the late Willie and Hazel Camp.

Leon served 20 years in the United State Air Force and retired as a Tech Sargent. He was an ordained Baptist Minister, a Pastor and Missionary to Ontario, Canada, and church member at Faith Baptist in Cabot, Arkansas. He loved to camp, fish, wood working and playing with his grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by his two brothers, Wayne and L.D. Camp.

He is survived by his loving wife, Beryl M. Camp of 60 years; son, Scott K. Camp (Barbara); daughter, Debra Wagner (Timothy); two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother Coy Camp (Bernice) and four sisters, Ruthie Golden (Jackie), Bonnie Sinclair (Mack), Nancy Skinner (Leo), and Ginger Childress (Jim).

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11:30 am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Tuesday at the Funeral Home.  Interment will be at 1:00 PM at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400. 


  • Delores Wardlaw Durley Posted April 3, 2017 4:54 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Gale & Carol Brewer Posted April 3, 2017 6:31 PM

    The whole CAMP family was an example and wonderful blessing to me and lots of others in and around altheimer! Me Willie and Mrs Hazel were both salt and light in this world and they passed it to all their children , and they shared it with my family and others!! Leon will be missed but I know he’s having a great reunion with his parents and brothers ✝️

    • Ginger Childress Posted April 3, 2017 10:40 PM

      Thanks Gale & Carol! You guys are the best.

    • Nancy Posted April 4, 2017 5:11 PM

      Thanks long time friends of our family.

  • Paulette Camp Cato Posted April 3, 2017 6:46 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort.

  • Betty Ferguson and Family Posted April 3, 2017 7:18 PM

    A wonderful family that came to Canada, my family had the pleasure of helping them build a church.I am so greatful he was able to change our lives.

    • Nancy Posted April 4, 2017 5:12 PM

      They loved their time in Canada.

  • Gary & Cibdy Lambertus Posted April 4, 2017 8:29 AM

    Our prayers are with your family. He was so lucky to have you and your family.

  • Beverly (Camp) Burchfield Posted April 5, 2017 11:32 AM

    Another Christian soldier gone Home. I know he (and Beryl) made a positive impact on the ones to whom they ministered. And, I know they did it all for the glory of God. May God be with all Leon’s family during the days to come. I’m glad Leon was my cousin, and I’m glad Beryl was his wife.

  • Vera Porter Posted April 7, 2017 2:08 PM

    I’m going to miss him terribly. I fell in love with Chester and Beryl from the first day I met them. Such a wonderful gift his loving and supportive friendship has been to me. The loss is going to leave a huge hole in my life and weigh on my heart for always. My deepest condolences goes out to Beryl and the rest of your wonderful family.

  • Loyd & Patsy Roper Posted April 9, 2017 4:32 PM

    Our thought and prayers are with the family at this time.

  • Mr &Mrs Bobby Billings Posted April 10, 2017 2:52 PM

    Deepest sympathy.

  • Ronald &Nancy Furbay Posted December 11, 2018 4:37 PM

    we were sad to hear of chester passing. Ron was looking for a phone number to call him. We know for sure he is in a better place. They had many good times while teaching at Shepard Air Force base and the times we got to visit after retirement. We pray God will give you all comfort and peace.

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