Kamp Allen Ross Jr, age 79, of North Little Rock passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kamp was born on October 1, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Kamp Allen Ross Sr. and Cathran Aileen Upchurch-Ross. He married Loyda M. Herring on June 2, 1961. He was a retired deacon from Amboy Baptist Church and was a member of North Hills Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Cathran and Kamp Ross Sr. and his sisters June Carolyn Ross and Kay Carter.
A lifelong machinist, Kamp built his first car engine at the age of eleven. He worked for 20 years at Dewey Burke Machine Works. He then owned KAR Engines in Levy for 20 years and then later retired from Maverick Transportation. He loved to have his smoker going full of meats, especially his “pork butt”. After retirement, he took up cooking and collecting recipes from the internet. In his younger years, he was Past Master at Mr. Sinai Masonic Lodge and Assistant Boy Scout Master for Troop 133.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Loyda Ross of the home; daughter Tracy McCauslin (Don) of North Little Rock, Arkansas; son Kamp A. “Al” Ross III (Tanya) of Cabot, Arkansas; grandchildren Wesley Ross and Bethany Ross; and great-granddaughter Adalyn.
Visitation will be held at 10:00am with a Memorial Service following at 11:00am on Monday, January 17, 2022 at North Hills Baptist Church located at 9618 Highway 107, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72120.
In lieu of flowers, Kamp requested donations to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis or North Hills Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400
Rest in peace Camp. Rest in the arms of our Savior.
Kamp was a super nice man and an awesome engine builder . He sure loved to talk . We’ll miss him . Rest in Peace Kamp .
Loyda, so sorry for your family’s loss. Kamp is now resting in peace with our Heavenly Father.
I wanted to attend his service, but with covid & the flu we are staying away from crowds as much as possible. Miss you.