Kenneth Ray Cameron, Jr.

March 4, 2021

Kenneth Ray Cameron, Jr. passed away on Thursday March 4, 2021 with the family he loved and cherished by his side. Ken was born on September 27, 1946 in Charlotte, NC to Marion Graham Funderburk and the late Kenneth Ray Cameron.

In addition to his mother, Ken is survived by his wife, June Little Cameron and his children, Billy Cameron (Hillary) of Charlotte, NC, Purnell Cameron (Bessie) of Carrollton, VA, Elizabeth Bowman (Chris) of Fort Mill, SC, Donnelly Cameron (Megan) of Arlington, TX and Caroline Theobald (Jason) of Wilmington, NC. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and his sister Carol Cameron of Charleston, SC.

Ken graduated from Myers Park High School in 1964 and still maintains lasting friendships from those years. He often spoke of being a part of the State 4A Championship track team. The love of running continuing into his later life.

Ken was a 1967 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and attended UNC Law School prior to joining the family business, DF Cameron Co. of Charlotte. He became president of DF Cameron Co. in 1975. In 1997 he merged DF Cameron Co. with Acosta Sales and Marketing where he completed his career in 2011 as V.P. of Business Development.

Ken’s civic engagements encompassed serving on leadership teams and boards including Loaves and Fishes, Dilworth Rotary Club, Carolina GMRA, Easter Seals UPC of NC and VA, The Horizons Foundation UCP, Metrolina Food Bank, and Figure Eight Island Yacht Club board. Ken proudly served as a member of the Board of Trustees for UNCW. He was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.

Ken was a member of Charlotte Country Club, Figure Eight Island Yacht Club and Eagle Point Golf Club, all of which brought him immense joy. He never tired of he  camaraderie of his friends, both on and off the golf course. It has been said that sometimes a nickname is the language used when words fail to express love. In Ken's case this was certainly true, as he was often referred to by his family, friends, and coworkers with the monikers of, The Ambassador, Governor, Kenny Ray, Top-Shelf, and High Social.

Ken was a Southern Gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He wielded his enthusiasm for life every day, even when navigating his numerous medical challenges. He handled these challenges with grace and a relentlessly positive attitude. Ken’s determination and sheer fortitude of spirit was unflappable. To the bitter end he never quit fighting and never gave up hope. Ken has been a stalwart friend, a loving father and husband and his strength of character was admired by all. Those of us who knew him and loved him are struggling to imagine our lives without him. His heart was weak but his spirit was strong.

A memorial service for the family will he held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. The family invites you to join them virtually at

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 128 S Tryon St #1588, Charlotte, NC 28202 or Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Pl, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Brad Sisson

    Always enjoyed his company.
    Generous and kind man.
    Sorry to learn of his death.

  • Gene and Jane Griffin

    June and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. What great memories we have of him on trips and times he would come to our house when he was in Asheville. I worked for Ken’s Dad then for Ken when he took over the company. He was a great friend. When I talked to him just a couple of months ago, he said he was fine. He will be missed, but he was a good man.
    Our thoughts and prayers with all of you for comfort.
    Gene and Jane Griffin

  • Tanya &JSam Daniels

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family. May all the fond memories live in your heart.

  • Elna Falls

    Reading Ken's obituary I remembered all the happy times that Billy, Ralph, Andrew and Purnell shared. Ken was the master of the blended family before we even heard that term. What a wonderful man who made many contributions during his time on earth.
    I send my prayers and love to all of you.

  • Murrell Rhem Stubbs Jr

    Ken and I became friends back in the 70's both being in the food brokerage business and he was always a good friend. We shared customer trips together some of which we played gold on and enjoyed several nice dinner outings. He was the true Southern Gentleman, always gracious and a wonderful host. in 1996, we merged our businesses together and we spent several years working together of which Ken was always a great people person and took care of his people. He had a big heart and did many extra things for his folks and they were loyal to him.
    I will always remember him as a friend and associate. God Bless him in his new home.

  • Schimelfenig Family, Neighbors from Figure Eight Island

    Cameron Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have supported the American Heart Association in Kenneth’s memory.

  • Craig and Paula Reutlinger

    Dear June and Family, Our hearts and prayers are with you in this very sad time. Ken gave so much to community and family. He will be missed! Love, Paula and Craig

  • Bailey Barnett

    I am so so sorry to hear this news. Ken was such a sweet man and he always made you feel that he was glad to see you. He will be missed by June, his family and all of he friends.

  • Mike Haley

    Good friend and good guy. Many great times at Eagle Point. Always had a smile and kind word. We will miss Ken.

  • Ellen Northen

    What a gentleman! Always offering a beautiful smile and kind words. I’m sorry for all that knew him, especially June and his family. His presence will be missed. Rest In Peace Ken.

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