James Leroy "Butch" Camp Jr., 62, a lifelong resident of Hartley Township, died unexpectedly on Nov. 6, 2017, at his home in Glen Iron.
He was born May 13, 1955, to Viola (Rager) Camp and the late James Leroy Camp Sr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Nina (Richart) Camp. They were married on May 12, 1984, at Fairview Church of the Nazarene in Muncy by Neil Shea.
Jim was employed by Yorktowne Kitchens for 45 years, from 1972 to July 7, 2017, retiring as a lumber grader.
He was a lifetime member of the Union County West End Fire Company and Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Association and a former member of Shade Mountain Archery.
He played slow-pitch softball for West End, Long's Garage and Country Cupboard.
He enjoyed coaching Laurelton Little League softball where he helped take a girls' team to District Champions.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved shooting bow, hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Jim would tell everyone there was only one trout stream, Penn's Creek in Hartley Township, where he taught his daughters to fish.
He was well known in the Pines Toppers Hunting Club Circle and the Bread Pudding Gang.
He had a way with children, whether putting them to sleep on his belly or just being the big guy with a hearty laugh. He was a lovable Teddy Bear.
The most important event in his life occurred when Jim turned his life over to Jesus Christ in January 2010.
He was a member and usher of New Hope Bible Church.
He is also survived by his daughters who he was very proud of, Carrie (Dennis) Charles of Benton; Chrissy (Vincent) Fabrico of Wall NJ; Jessie (Josh) Bordner of Tiverton RI; and Jamie (Thomas "T.J.") Reber of Laurelton; brothers Pastor Scott (Marti) Camp of Higgins Lake MI; Duane (Patty) Camp of Millmont; sisters Bonnie (Rock) Englehardt of Cowan, and Cindy (Mike) Sheesley of Pottsgrove; grandchildren Maddie and Carlee Rose Charles; Devin, Rylee and Porter Bordner; Loralei and Isaiah Reber; Frankie Fabrico; many nephews and nieces; mother-in-law, Rosanna Richart of Muncy; and Jim's chocolate Labrador Retriever Buddy.
He was also preceded in death by a father-in-law, LaRue Richart, two nephews and two nieces.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at New Hope Bible Church, 310 Raven Lane, Mifflinburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a service and meal to follow. Pastor Jason Mitchell will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Bible Church. Jeans, jerseys and camo are welcomed and acceptable!