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James Theodore Camper, Sr. of Rutherfordton, NC died Monday, December 2, 2013. Born November 23, 1935 in Rockbridge County, VA, he was the son of the late Theodore and Frances Camper.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Jim was a long-time employee of Reeves Brothers and worked as a realtor for Odean Keever Real Estate after his retirement. He also owned and operated Ruth Farm and Garden Supply for many years and spent his free time raising beef cattle. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton for over 40 years where he faithfully served as treasurer, deacon, Sunday School director, and teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Smith Camper, of Rutherfordton, NC; four children, James Camper, Jr. and wife Amy of Spindale, Wesley Camper and wife Starr of Forest City, Deidre Ledbetter and husband Shawn of Shelby, and Daryl Camper of Rutherfordton; five grandchildren, Savannah Camper, Scott Camper, Andrew James Camper, Jaylen Ledbetter, and Aidan Ledbetter; one brother, William Robert Camper of Lexington, VA; and one niece, Marcy Smith Gonzales of Bowie, MD.
Visitation for the family and friends will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 7, at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. A memorial service will immediately follow at 3:00 pm with the Reverends Dean Baughn and Tim Marsh officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 839, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. An online guest register is available at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation services is in charge of the arrangements