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Lloyd Gilbert Camp

Obituary for Lloyd Gilbert Camp

August 30, 2018
Meriden, Connecticut

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend


Lloyd Gilbert Camp, 85 of Meriden, went peacefully following a brief illness, to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Lloyd was fondly known as Dad, Uncle, Grandpa, Bro and "Lloydee" to his relatives and friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest, always eager to display his musical talent being the family musician. He taught himself at an early age to play a variety of musical instruments, and was never shy about using his God given gift to play guitar, banjo, harmonica, organ, piano and accordion, and sang flawlessly. He was a child prodigy that was very humble as God would have him to be while using his musical talents to the glory of God. Lloyd loved many types of music. Among his favorites were western, folk and religious music. Lloyd was born on January 25, 1933 in Meriden, CT to the late Edward C. Camp, Sr. and Loretta (Johnson) Camp, and was educated in the Meriden school system. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War. God was with him during his tour, and allowed him a safe return home to his family with an honorable discharge. As a civilian, he worked as a machinist at Thompson Candy, then Walbro Co. of Meriden until retiring in 1995. Lloyd was a hard worker, loved people, especially those within his family and wide circle of friends that he became acquainted with over the years, and thought so highly of his musical talents. He was a true blessing to his family to whom he will be greatly missed. As a civilian, Lloyd was most proud of the time spent with army buddies and as a longtime member of the Antique Veterans Organization. He was an avid pool and table tennis player, and swimmer to which he won many awards. He participated in many civic functions, parades, RSVP Choir and military funerals. To say numerous civic services is not even close to an exaggeration, for he always was eager and anxious to give service in any way he could. He was recognized in a variety of newspapers for his countless number of awards, yet Lloyd was modest about these achievements, for he never felt the need to brag about his deeds of kindness to his friends or family. True talent used in a Godly way. Lloyd was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church of Wallingford, CT. He leaves behind his two cherished daughters, Lynn M. Camp and Linda A. Camp of Meriden, six grandchildren, Latasha Parham, Jessica Camp. Olivia Camp, Monica McFadden, Danielle Camp Smith and Lloyd Camp Smith, Sr., four great-grandchildren, Damaraki Grooms Camp, Joshua McGibony, Jacob Payton, and Lloyd Camp Smith, Jr., four sisters, Margaret Harper of Decatur, GA, and Juliette Camp, Loretta W. Watson and Cheryl (Roy) Byrd of Meriden, one brother, Eugene Camp of New Haven, CT, a sister in law, Evangeline Camp, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He has three remaining aunts, Frances Johnson and Harriet Johnson of Meriden, and Tammie Johnson of Honolulu, HI. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Camp, Jr. and Frederick Camp. A Homecoming Celebration Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 161 S. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford. Burial will be private. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements.



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