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Townsend Dickerson VanCamp II

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VanCamp II Townsend Dickerson VanCamp II was born July 16, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio to Virgilina (Griffis) and George W. VanCamp. He passed on May 13, 2017 in his home with his lifelong love, wife Linda by his side, surrounded also by his loving family. T.D. moved to Circleville as a small child, graduated from Circleville High School in 1957, and attended The Ohio State University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and had the honor of being elected the Gold Digger King for the university. T.D. was an asphalt paving contractor for 50 years and was associated with VanCamp Contracting Company and Anderson Concrete. He, along with his family, enjoyed a love for Standardbred race horses and their farms and were blessed with success in the breeding, raising and sale of several world champions. He also loved the water, boating and fishing with his friends and family at his second home in Burnt Store Marina, Florida. He served as President of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, President of the United Way, President of Chamber of Commerce, was a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow, a 50-Year member of the B.P.O.E., and a member of The Platinum Point Yacht Club, Punta Gorda, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents George and Virgilina VanCamp, grandfather Townsend D. VanCamp, mother-in-law Garnett Emerine Lingo, father-in-law Emmitt Emerine, brothers-in-law Wendell R. and Emmitt Jr. Emerine, step-grandson David L. Miesse II and nephew Mark Alan Emerine. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Emerine VanCamp; son, T.D. (Sharon) VanCamp III; daughter, Deidre (David) Miesse; grandchildren, Ariana and Marena Miesse and Stone and Brenlin Van Camp; step-grandson, Joseph (Sachia) Miesse, Victoria (widow of David Miesse III); step-granddaughters, Andrea (Obadiah) Harris and Whitney Haddox; and three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sally Emerine, Janet (Darrell) Norris; and nieces, Tonya Apke and Krista McGee; and nephews, Chad Emerine and Eric Emerine; cousins, Nancy Linkous, Beverly Fitzgerald, Griffis and Charles and David Jan Worthington, Dickie Griffis, and Priscilla Sandy; special friend and long-time farm manager, Joseph Lee. T.D. always looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren, loving and laughing, and will be dearly missed by all. The family will receive friends at WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville on Friday, May 19 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral services will be held at The Heritage Nazarene Church, 2264 Walnut Creek Pike, Circleville on Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to: The Harness Horse Youth Foundation, 16575 Cary Rd., Westfield, IN 46074 or to The Heritage Nazarene Church Upward Athletic Program, 2264 Walnut Creek Pike or to a . Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 17, 2017
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