CAMP, Ralph C.
Mr. Ralph C. Camp, age 87, of Kennesaw, passed away on Saturday, April 6. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nettie Mae Mullens Camp. Mr. Camp was born October 21, 1925, in Fort Payne, Alabama, the son of Lumus Loran Camp and Lillie May Gilbreath. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated from the Naval Training School at Purdue University, and served as a Training Instructor at the Naval Air Training Center, Jacksonville, Florida, and Aviation Electrician in the Pacific. Mr. Camp attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority before spending 20 years at Lockheed as a Special Courses Instructor, Technical Inspector, Aircraft Electrical and Functional Test Engineer, Senior Quality Control Engineer and then Corrective Action Coordinator. He obtained his LLM degree from Atlanta Law School, and was the President and General Manager of Empire Estates, Inc. He joined the Atlanta office of Parsons Brinkerhoff, a global engineering firm, retiring after 10 years on the MARTA project as a Senior Technical Specialist. Mr. Ralph C. Camp is survived by his sister, Carol Camp Yeomans: four children: Gayle Yvonne Camp of Kennesaw, Ramona Lynn Camp, Stephen Loran Camp and David Woodson Camp, all of Athens; and two grandsons, Joseph Pierce Langham of Marietta, and Brian Ephram Langham of Roswell. Mr. Camp was active in Republican politics, serving many times as one of west Cobb’s delegates to Georgia’s state convention, and a frequent speaker at Republican gatherings. He was a member of the Marietta American Legion, a founder of the Georgia Taxpayer’s Association and a Director of the Cobb County Association of Taxpayers, a charter member of Toastmasters International, and member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, National Management Association, and American Public Works Association. In retirement, he served on the Cobb County Board of Equalization. His memorial service is at Wilson’s Funeral Home (555 W Cloud Springs Road, Rossville, Georgia), on Saturday, April 20, at 3:00 pm. In keeping with Mr. Camp’s wishes, he was cremated, and will be interred with his wife at Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park in Fort Oglethorpe immediately after.