Richard H. Kamp,
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Richard H. Kamp,
  • August 11, 1930 - March 16, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Dr. Richard Kamp died Thursday, March 16. Dick was born in Oklahoma City in 1930, the son of Fred W. Kamp, Sr., and Dorothy Bell (Thacker). He graduated from Classen High School, served in the U.S. Army, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and UMKC School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Oklahoma City for 50 years.

Dick was an oil painter and painted with friends nearly every week for 40 years. He enjoyed reading, gardening, creative and technical projects, trips with Martha, the symphony and Lyric Theater, PBS, local museums, and cooking for family and friends. His door was always open and he was known for his easy going personality, his terrific smile, and great sense of humor.

Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha (Pulley); his brother Fred Kamp, Jr., sister Dorothy Fite of Muskogee; daughter Ellen Capalungan (Alan) of Charleston, SC; son Ted Kamp (Verity Freebern) of Los Angeles; son Greg Kamp (Cheryl Johnson) of Oklahoma City; and grandchildren Neil Capalungan, Henry, Gus and Ernie Kamp, Alice and George Kamp and Megan and Macy Stone, dear in-laws, nieces, and nephews.


He was with Variety Club for 25 years and treated more than 10,000 patients. Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train (a nonprofit for cleft palate repair) or Covenant Presbyterian Church where he was a longtime member. Funeral services will be held at Covenant Presbyterian on Saturday, March 25, at 11:00 am.