Brooks-CampBrooks Lamar Camp was born Oct. 28, 1944 and died July 10, 2015. He was born in Dallas to James L. Camp and Ariana W. Camp and was preceded in death by them; a brother, Thomas M. Camp; a sister, Stirling Camp Austin, and a nephew, Brent Austin.

After graduating from Highland Park High School, Camp went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin he then received a scholarship from Texas Tech University, where he earned an M.B.A. He earned advanced degrees from University of North Texas.

He shared a love of flying with his father and spent many joyous years traveling the world while establishing a successful career with Delta Air Lines and then Air New Zealand in marketing and sales. Fortunate enough to have two career loves, Camp became a psychotherapist in 1984 and has guided thousands of Dallasites to happier, more productive lives.

He had a lengthy history of volunteer work and served on many boards, such as AIDS Interfaith Network and The 500, Inc.. He served five years as a board member of the Texas Counseling Association and was appointed to two two-year terms to the University of North Texas Advisory Council. He was also a founding board member of the Dallas Metro Counseling Association.

He is survived by his brother, Alec G. Camp of Dallas; his sister, Ariana M. Camp of Plano; and eight nieces and nephews. He was beloved by a host of friends and family members for his sense of humor and loyalty and was appreciated by his patients for his warmth, caring and understanding as he guided them through troubled waters.

A memorial service for Dr. Camp will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest on Saturday, July 18, noon, followed by internment at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. He will always be remembered by his favorite motto, “I Believe I Can Fly.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 17, 2015.