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William Decamp

January 20, 1941 — October 19, 2022

William Chatman DeCamp, known by family and friends as Bill, died on October 19, 2022, at the age of 81. He was a resident of Cibolo, Texas at the time of his death. He was born on January 20th, 1941, in West Helena, Arkansas, to Eugene and Earnestine DeCamp.

Bill is survived by his wife, Debbie DeCamp, son, Ken DeCamp, and daughters, Penny Brewer, Kim Toornburg and Pam Zaitz, along with their spouses, Shea Chester, Tony Brewer, Scott Toornburg and Brian Zaitz. Bill is also survived by his step-son Chad Davis, and his wife Sandra, two sisters, Norma Jean Hawkins and Levenia Brown. Grandchildren include Justin Brewer, Courtney Volstad, Parker Zaitz and McLane Zaitz, along with their spouses, Tim Volstad, Madison Zaitz and Shelbey Zaitz. Great grandchildren include Eloise Volstad, Gwyneth Volstad and Millie Volstad, along with many other nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, William Arnold (Bill) DeCamp.

Bill served our country through a career in the United States Air Force in Security Service with Top Secret Clearance, as a Personnel Specialist, Morse Code Intercept Specialist, and Manpower Technician for over 20 years retiring as a Master Sergeant at Randolph Air Force Base in 1979. During his service Bill served overseas in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. Bill graduated from the Air Force Non- Commissioned Officer Academy, Air Force Survival Course, and the Jungle Survival Course. Bill’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal. Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Aircrew Member Badge. Bill was further honored by the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency with their Pioneer Award.

Upon retirement from the Air Force, Bill continued to help his fellow veterans by serving 16 years at the Retiree office at Randolph and volunteering with AARP preparing taxes. He also, continued his education and received a Bachelor of Science Bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Bill loved music, (a favorite was Elvis Presley), feeding his squirrels and birds, travel, classic cars, old friends, and silly jokes. He also had a talent for recall of dates, different languages to which he had been exposed, and an uncanny command of the English language.

Bill will be greatly missed by his wife, children and his many friends.

There will be a service with full military honors at Fort Same Houston National Cemetery at 2:15 PM on November 7, 2022, followed by a reception held at Bill and Debbie’s home, 240 Deer Mesa, Cibolo, TX 78108 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to the American Heart Association. For any further questions, please contact Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Graveside Service

Monday, November 7, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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