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“Milton was very special and always interesting. We thought the world of him Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you! Bill and Linda ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Bill and Linda Blevins - Baytown, TX

“We know your heart is heavy with sorrow and grief. May your faith give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Curtis and Janice ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Janice Smith - Baytown, TX


Milton Leon McCamey, age 84, of Baytown, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born on April, 9, 1929, in Richland, TX, to Brooks & Mildred McCamey. Milton started school in Barbers Hill and graduated from Aldine High School in Houston, TX. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He loved his country and was very patriotic. Upon his discharge, he met and married his wife Claire in 1954 and recently celebrated 60 years together. Over the next several years they explored many different opportunities through his work life that made many happy memories and colorful stories that he loved to share. He began in Hobbs, NM, as a Bit Salesman in the Seismograph Exploration industry and later opened his own business, The McCamey Bit Company. He also sold cars at a local dealership for a time. Upon closing his business, they moved to Baytown, TX and ventured into the shrimping and oyster business where he captained his own boat, the "Charles A". Ready for a change and steady hours, he joined Local 211 working as a pipefitter. Later, he was hired on at DuPont where he retired with 16 years of service. He was always an animal lover and an avid horseman having owned and trained several horses over the years. Milton had a strong and tough demeanor but a heart of gold. He had strong opinions and never hesitated to express them, yet, he was very generous and always wanted the best for his family. He was a hard worker and loved working outside, always starting a new project. He was a practical joker and many times you weren't sure if he was serious or pulling your leg. He always had a joke or story to tell and a "wise" saying for any situation. He struggled a lot the last few years as his ability to be active decreased but he remained strong through it all. He was a man's man and he will be missed deeply by his family and friends.

Milton is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 60 years, Claire McCamey of Baytown, TX; 2 children; son, Chris McCamey and wife Lora of Mont Belvieu, TX, daughter, Jennifer Tindol and husband Bart of Baytown, TX; 5 grandchildren; Cassie McCamey of Plano, TX, Nick McCamey and wife Maddie of Nashville, TN, Elizabeth McCamey of Austin, TX, Grace and Ethan Tindol of Baytown, TX; 2 great grand children, Caroline and Brooks McCamey of Nashville, TN; 4 nieces and nephews; Mary Lagomarsino of El Dorado Hills, CA, Mike King and wife Chris of Sacramento, CA, Craig King of Kauai, HI, and Judy Kelly and husband Bill of Roseville, CA.

The family will receive friends at Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6-8.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Crespo and Jirrels, with Deacon John Singer and Pastor Donald Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Crest Cemetery, with military honors. Pallbearers will be Nick McCamey, Ethan Tindol, Rodney Tindol, Ren Fitts, Phil Crow, and Matt Williams.