Steve W. Whitlock, 74, of Indianapolis, died December 5, 2019 at his home. He was born September 26, 1945 in Harvey, Illinois to the late Walter Wendell and Lois Lorraine (Williams) Whitlock. He married Rex A. Camp on July 19, 2014 and he survives.
Steve grew up in Harvey, IL. He graduated Thornton High School in 1963 and was a 1967 graduate of Southern Illinois University. While at Southern Illinois University, he was on the gymnastics team that won the NCAA Gymnastic Championship for 3 years. He attended graduate school at Wayne State University, leaving there to start the first private gymnastics program in the state of Michigan. He served 1000 children a week in 3 gym locations. Steve moved to Indianapolis in 1988, to create the first coaches & judges training program for USA Gymnastics. In 2011, he escorted 400 gymnasts to Lucerne, Switzerland Quadrennial Gymnaestrada, with 24,000 gymnasts. He received a lifetime achievement award for his work with USA Gymnastics
Steve was a member of the LifeJourney Church in Indianapolis, where he sang in the choir, a member of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus for 8 years and an avid member of the Indianapolis Sailing Club. He was a part of the Art Bank Art Gallery in Indianapolis, as a visual artist, specializing in pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings. He also enjoyed downhill skiing and golf.
Visitation and Services
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at LifeJourney Church, 2950 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Memorial donations may be made to LifeJourney Church.
Husband: Rex A. Camp of Indianapolis, Brother: Michael (Diane) Whitlock of Morrison, Colorado, Sister: Donna (Warren) Letzsch of Ellicott City, Maryland, Step Mother: Doris Whitlock of Peoria, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.