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Daniel Lee DeCamp

Daniel Lee DeCamp, 81, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Dan was born September 4, 1940 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Thomas L. DeCamp and Sadie Irene York DeCamp. Dan was owner of Dan’s Sporting Goods and retired from NS Railroad as a Conductor and while employed at the railroad belonged to the UTU union. He was an Elder and was active with the Feed the Students Mission at Wheelersburg First Church of Christ. He was a member of Western Sun Masonic Lodge #91 and served as Worshipful Master, 1976 and 2020 and he was a member of The Scottish Rite of Cincinnati. Dan was also a member of Bemidji State University Football Hall of Fame and he was a proud U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Tom and William “Bill” DeCamp and a sister, Peggy Young. Dan is survived by his wife, Shirley Cooper DeCamp whom he married June 30, 1962 at Lakeside Church, New Boston. Also, Dan is survived by a son, Brad M. (Nikki) DeCamp; a daughter, Amy (Dan) Rase; a brother, Donald “Butch” DeCamp; two sisters, Judy Arbaugh and Becky Teagarden; grandchildren, Lauren, Matt, Zach, Reese, Taylor, Bailey and Bradley and great grandchildren, Cooper and Ella.

Services for Dan will be 11:00 am Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at First Church of Christ, Dogwood Ridge with Sam Cooke and Rase Martin officiating. Interment with graveside Military Rites will follow at Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021 with Masonic Services at 7:00 pm and from 10:00-11:00 am at the church on Wednesday. The family requests Memorial contributions be made in Dan’s name to First Church of Christ Feed the Students Mission. Condolences to the family may be made at

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