A memorial service for former Mayor Ken Camp, one of Friendswood’s first City Councilmen who held various roles in the community over the years, is set this Friday at the Friendswood United Methodist Church.
Camp, who passed away on Friday, July 3, served on the first city council of Friendswood in 1961. He was elected mayor the following year, and also has served as city fire marshal and civil defense contractor. He is credited with organizing the first volunteer fire department EMS in the 1950s, and leaves a long history of volunteer service in his community.
He joined the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department in 1959 and served in numerous roles including assistant fire chief, fire captain, EMS captain and president before his retirement from the department in 2006. He served as a Deacon and Deacon Emeritus at the First Baptist Church, Friendswood beginning in 1959 and as church treasurer for 42 years.
Camp retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel after 35 years of service. He was a high rise property manager in the Houston area for 25 years.
Camp is survived by Letha, his wife of almost 60 years, two children, Lisa and Kevin, and three grandchildren.
Services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 North Friendswood Dr.