Virgil E. Van Camp, 87, of Amarillo, died Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Polk St. United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Deckard, Associate Pastor, officiating. Military Rites will be by DAV Chapter 26. Burial will be at Llano East Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Virgil was born on November 13, 1925 in Wheeler County, Texas to Earl and Vera Van Camp. He served in WWII as a tail gunner in the Pacific Theatre and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had co-owned and operated Standard Printing Co. for many years. He has been a member of the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club for 46 years and worked for their charities of the High Plains Eyeglass Program and the Texas Lions Camp. He flew small planes and gliders and was also a pilot and Captain for the Civil Air Patrol.
Virgil married Katherine Anne Schulze on June 3, 1950 in Amarillo.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Van Camp of Amarillo; three sons, John Bradley Van Camp and wife Dagmar, Steven Ray Van Camp and wife Linda, Samuel Wayne Van Camp, all of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Bonnie Scott and husband Matthew, Andrew Van Camp and wife Kristen, all of San Antonio.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Downtown Lions Club, PO Box 2792, Amarillo, Texas 79105 for the High Plains Eyeglass Program or the Texas Lions Camp.