Thomas “Tom” J. Kamps Sr.

Thomas “Tom” J. Kamps Sr.

Thomas ‘Tom’ J. Kamps Sr., a lifelong Inland Empire resident, passed away March 26th, 2018 at the age of 63 from natural causes.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, J. Donald & Lorraine Maye Kamps of Post Falls.

Tom was born in Post Falls on March 28th, 1955, attending kindergarten through high school there. He also attended North Idaho College before moving to Spokane.

He enjoyed tinkering with electronics, buying and selling through flea markets, reading & composing poetry along with enjoying science fiction. He enjoyed music, particularly Beatles songs. Tom was a kind-hearted man who enjoyed sharing with others and always counted people over money. Tom had trouble being close to people most of his life but had the good fortune of developing a wonderful circle of friends the last few years of his time here.

His family’s thanks go out to Deputy Eric Epperson of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Dept.

He is survived by his son, Thomas (TJ) Kamps Jr.; sister Donna Wilson of Spokane; brother Joseph (Julie) Kamps Jr. of Post Falls; nieces Jennifer Kumjian & Jessica Pedersen of Spokane; Jillian (Matt) Ott; Janessa Kamps & Julianna Kamps of Coeur d’Alene;, nephews Joseph (Lenna) Kamps, III; Jackson Kamps of Post Falls; and Bryce (Kacie ) McKeirnan of Spokane. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces & nephews.

Memorial Service will take place 10AM, Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Millwood Masonic Center 3219 N Argonne, Millwood, WA. Condolences and memories may be posted at