J. Lee Campbell

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JONESVILLE — J. Lee Campbell, 92, of Jonesville, passed away on April 30, 2014, at Pruitt Heathcare in Elkin. He was born to Roscoe and Pearl Groce Campbell of Yadkinville on July 7, 1921. Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruby Hurt Campbell of the home. Children include one son, Larry (Gail) Campbell of Mocksville; and two daughters, Barbara (Steve) Smith of Mocksville and Sharon Howard of Jonesville. Four granddaughters include Deena (Chris) Burris of Winston-Salem, Rhonda (Brian) Duggan of Charlotte, Melissa Jackson of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Amanda (Brad) Lagle of Mocksville. Eight great-grandchildren include Austin and Luke Jackson of Edmond, Carson and Ally Duggan of Charlotte, Abby and Ava Burris of Winston-Salem, and Carter and Ethan Lagle of Mocksville. J. Lee was the oldest of eight children. Surviving siblings include Lorene Mendenhall of Mooresville, Lola Mae Oliver of Hamptonville, Georgia Carpenter of Mooresville, Graham Campbell of Boonville, Kenneth Campbell of Jonesville, and Byron Campbell of Yadkinville. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Campbell of Boonville. Mr. Campbell is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Campbell served in Europe in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Chatham Manufacturing and was a member of North Oak Ridge Baptist Church, where he served as church clerk and Sunday school superintendent for many years. Funeral services will be held at North Oak Ridge Baptist Church on Saturday, May 3. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. followed by the funeral and graveside service with military honors by the Yadkin VFW Post 10346 and the N.C. National Guard beginning at 4 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Phillip Link and the Rev. Perry Link. The Rev. Linwood Campbell will assist in the graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to North Oak Ridge Baptist Church or YVEDDI Senior Services Meal-on-Wheels Program at P.O. Box 309, Boonville, NC 27011. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Campbell family. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in The Tribune from May 1 to May 2, 2014
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