S.V. Camp, III

Published 8:50 am Thursday, March 3, 2011

Franklin – S. V. Camp III, 79, left this life March 1, 2011. He also left many friends. He was born December 9, 1931. He fought in the Korean War, graduated from Virginia Tech in Agriculture and Forestry, and Civil Engineering with a land surveying certification. He flexed his entrepreneurial side with excursions to Sierra Leone, Africa in search of diamonds and gold, to building homes in South America. His passions in business were real estate and timber, both of which he excelled in for decades. He was an avid supporter of Virginia Tech as a Golden Hokie, a member of the Southampton Historical Society, and one of the founders of Southampton Academy. He also served on the first Planning Commission in Southampton County and started S. V. Camp III Land Surveying Company. He enjoyed playing golf and playing Gin with his buddies at Cypress Cove Country Club. He rarely missed any game Virginia Tech was playing in or watching any sporting events in which his children or grandchildren were playing. His favorite place to be away from home was Nags Head, where the quiet times, and the noisy ones with friends and family were his favorite times. Whether it was sipping purple passions on the beach at 5:00 or making a deal with someone, these were things he loved the most. If one figured out how many minutes there were in 79 years, those that knew him would agree that S.V. Camp took advantage of every one of them.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gail Bunch Camp; two daughters, Amanda Vermont Camp and Mason Clay Camp Herman (Scott); two sons, Stafford Cass Camp (Laura) and Waverly Scott Camp (Gina); two sister, Texie C. Bryant (Leroy) and Pattie C. Forbes (Dan); five grandchildren, Michalann, Stafford Carson, Cody, Vincent, and Logan Camp and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 am Friday, March 4, 2011, in Sebrell United Methodist Church with Rev. Rita A. Kanten and the Rev. James W. Browder III, officiating. Internment will follow in the Barn Tavern Cemetery with a reception immediately afterward at the Sebrell Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southampton Academy, 26495 Old Plank Road, Courtland, VA 23837 or the Southampton Historical Society, c/o Lynda Updike, 33335 Statesville Road, Newsomes, VA 23874. Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org