Joe Lewis Camp was born to the late Carrie Mae and Edward Camp in Spotsylvania, Virginia on October 5, 1945. Joe entered into eternal rest on October 4, 2021 at Mary Washington Hospital. Joe accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior early in his life and was a member of the Temple of Deliverance HCG, Incorporated. He was educated at John J. Wright Consolidated School. He was a master home-builder, carpenter, and mechanic. He was a long-standing member of the Carpenters Union in Washington, DC. Joe enjoyed spending his time fishing, cooking, and helping friends and family.
Joe was a very private man and a man of authority. He was very organized and ordered in how he executed matters in life. Before anyone started to do “meal prep,” he was ahead of his time, prepping meals like he had a patent on meal prep.
Joe was very matter of fact “straight to the point” person yet he was also a comedian. He coined his own nicknames for people like “Dudiebuck” and “Lucy Mae.” Some of his sayings were “Life is good, “Hallelujah,” and “Thank you, Jesus.” In the terms of when a person was wronged, the words he had for the offender was “Just keep on living.” Joe went above and beyond for his family and friends. If you needed him to build something, it was always top grade. Joe was a great problem solver; he always offered his help to figure out a solution to an obstacle. For those close to him, he always had a listening ear for them. Ifyou were in daily conversation with him then you never had to worry about the weather or what’s happening in politics because he had you covered.
Joe was proceeded in death by both his mother and father; his wife, Barbara Christine Gaines Camp of Essex County, VA;daughter, Laverne M. Camp of Fredericksburg, VA; four brothers, James Edward Camp, Elder William H. Camp, Sr., Raymond L. Camp, Richard C. Camp all of Spotsylvania, VA; and three sisters, Eva M. Daniels of Bronx, NY, Dorothy B. Walters of Harrisburg, PA, and Josephine R. Camp-Alsop of Spotsylvania, VA.
He leaves to cherish fond memories of him his daughter, Peggy A. (Sebastian “Ray”) Washington of Fredericksburg, VA and Step-daughter, Pauline R. Farrier; Step-son, Brian C. Lewis; grandchildren, Talaya, Tristan, Alyssa, Kyle, Aaron, Tyler, Ethen, Elijah, and Little Brian; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Elijah and Oakleigh; two sisters, Florence R. (Josephus) Givens and Mary Coleman of Spotsylvania, VA; his mother-in-law, Bertha Gaines of Fredericksburg, VA; former spouse and forever friend, Thelma L. Camp of Fredericksburg, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.