David was born on March 14, 1947 to Marion and Ann Camping. He was raised in south Denver, graduating from South High School in 1965. He attended University of Colorado and graduated with a degree in Business Accounting. His first years after graduating were spent helping troubled businesses and turning them into successes. He then took a job with Getty Oil Company working his way up in the accounting department. He worked for the oil company as it merged into Texaco and Chevron. He was sent to Kuwait after Desert Storm to evaluate the losses on the oil refineries. His abilities were hard to replace as they searched for a replacement. He remained there for 6 years. He stayed with Cheveon after retirement until present time as a contract employee, taking care of their retirement program. He traveled the world while single and in Kuwait, collecting patches from every location for his backpack. One of his loves was the stock market, after his 6th grade teacher taught the class how to read the stock market page in the Denver Post and using pretend money. He was always grateful for that opportunity at a young age and was challenged by the highs and lows over his life time. Dave also loved to play golf throughout his life, even on the sand courses of Bucksand Golf Course in Kuwait. He often spoke about the square of artificial turf he carried around to put on the sand so he could hit his ball. He married Joyce Lisa Womble on February 14, 2004. He met Lisa by pretending to know her when she was being bothered by a guy. He made a space for her to sit beside him at a restaurant waiting area. They exchanged phone numbers and the rest is history. David is survived by his wife, Joyce Lisa Womble Camping and his little Yorkie, Annie. He is also survived by his sister, Lynda Carlson and husband Rob from Loveland, Colorado, four nephews; Erik Carlson and wife Becki form Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aaron Carlson from Loveland, Colorado, Nathan Carlson and wife Tara from Superior, Colorado and Jon Carlson and wife Brandi from Littleton, Colorado; 11 great nephews and nieces. David never met a stranger. He was a generous and good man. He will be so missed by all who looked to him for his protection, wisdom and insight. David passed on April 1st after a sudden emergency. Cremation has been performed and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent in lieu of flowers to Lillington Baptist Church; P.O. Box 670, Lillington, NC 27546.
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