Campbell, Kenneth Lee Kenneth Lee Campbell passed away at the Veterans Affairs Hospice in Dallas on Sat., May 31, 2014, after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas on July 31, 1947, and attended Bryan Adams High School. Following High School, Ken entered the Army and joined the 101st Airborne Division. He proudly served with the 101st as his father, Howard P. Campbell, had in World War II as a paratrooper. Ken served two tours in Vietnam and reached the rank of E5. He also served in the National Guard. Ken received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He practiced law with the Dallas firm McKenzie & Baer in addition to his own private practice. In later years, he worked in management for Whole Foods in Dallas and as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Memnosyne Foundation. As a Rugby enthusiast, he played and served as an officer for the Dallas Harlequins Rugby Football Club for many years. Ken was also an avid world traveler, published poet, and humanitarian. He dedicated countless volunteer hours to local charitable organizations and through his work at the Memnosyne Foundation. Ken is survived by his son, Ian Andrew Campbell and wife, Laura, of Dallas; his daughter, Hillary Camille Campbell of San Francisco, CA; his mother, Dorothy Kemp Campbell of Dallas; sister, Barbara Campbell Lyle of Houston; nieces, Janet Lyle of Austin and Miranda Campbell of Dallas; and uncle, David Kemp of Brooklyn, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard P. Campbell; brother, David P. Campbell; and grandparents, Howard and Lessie Campbell, Melvin (Marie) Kemp, and Ruby Davis. A memorial service will be held promptly at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9th, at the Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211. The family gives special thanks to the kind and dedicated caregivers of the VA Hospice in Dallas. Memorial donations may be made in remembrance of Ken to the North Texas Food Bank and Hunger Busters.
Published in Dallas Morning News on June 8, 2014