Victor Luciano Camacho, Jr., 57, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, August 12, 2021 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Victor was born June 24, 1964 in New York City, NY to Victor L. Camacho and the late Angelina Calzada Camacho.
As a young child, Victor attended catholic school, where he met the love of his life, Terryce at the age of 12. He graduated in 1982 from Edison High School. He went onto to join the Navy, proudly serving his country the next four years, as a communications technician. He earned a bronze star during his service.
One of Victor's first jobs was working in a Pet Store in Edgemont, NY. In 1986, he started what would become a lifelong career in pest control. Victor was accredited with NC Pest Association and also held a pest control licenses in Puerto Rico. He spent 25 years as a Supervisor with Murray Exterminating Company, Inc. Victor was a very social person, never meeting a stranger but is probably best known as the "Murray Man" seen during parades and expo events around the county. Victor took great pride in his job and thrived on learning and educating others about animals and bugs, with a collection of specimens at home for show and tell.
In addition to his work Victor had numerous other hobbies including: photography and collecting Marvel comics. He also became certified as an open water diver in September 2005.
Victor's faith grew from an early age. He served as an alter boy in the catholic church he grew up in and became an ordained minister in 2011. He officiated a vow renewal for his parents in 2011 and officiated the wedding of Ashley Rezk, daughter of his secretary, in June 2019.
Victor is survived by his loving wife of nearly 37 years, Terryce Vega Camacho; son, Ray Camacho and wife, Kumi; daughter, Victoria Camacho; soon to arrive granddaughter, Hana Naomi Camacho; brother, Eddie Camacho; sister, Alice C. Bland and husband, Keith; nephews and nieces, Frankie Camacho, Brandon Camacho, Amber Camacho, Matthew Bland, Alexis Beall; brother-in-law Jose Ramos and wife, Melissa and their son, Gevan Ramos.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC, with visitation following the service. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice good social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. toward funeral expenses or you may also honor Victor's memory by donating to: Duplin County Animal Services, P. O. Box 950, Kenansville, NC 28349, Topsail Sea Turtle Project, P. O. Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445, make a purchase from 4 Ocean, purchases made fund the removal of trash from the ocean and coastline.