Luther Camby, Jr.

luther camby, jr.
Luther Camby, Jr., 89, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at his home. A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Luther and Dora Stroupe Camby and he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ellen Camby, who died in July, 2014, and by a son, Tony Camby. Mr. Camby proudly served his country as a Navy veteran of WW II and continued his service with the US Army during the Korean War. He was retired from Three Mountaineers. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing country music, and he loved sports, being a former Pony League baseball coach. He was a fan of Atlanta Braves Baseball, UNC Tar Heels, and Carolina Panthers football. Surviving are his daughter, Pamela Camby; sons, Steve Camby, Stanley Camby, Larry Camby (Wanda), and Terry Camby (Sybil); nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services with military honors will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Chaplain Ken Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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  1. It was my privilege and an honor to serve Meals on Wheels to Mr. Camby for the last 10 years. He shared many stories about his WWII Navy experiences with me and I always thanked him for his service to our country to which he remained loyal and concerned about until his death. My grandchildren also enjoyed this brave American and told me what a nice man he was.
    John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for for you,I will come back and take you to be with me that you,also,may be where I am.

  2. You will be greatly missed. You brought laughter and joy to those around you. We all enjoyed the time we had with such a great soul as yours. Rest in peace grandpa.

  3. JR, you were always a wonderful father in law, grandfather, and friend. I will always love and hold my memories of you close❤️ Sybill

  4. My deepest sympathy to you. Death is really an enemy we can’t win. But it is heart-warming to know that we can pour out our feelings to God who promises to comfort our hearts. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17) May you find hope and peace through God’s promise of resurrection. (John 5:28, 29)

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