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Robert Campbell

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Robert Campbell Obituary
WINCHESTER - Robert "Bob" Dwaine Campbell, 77, of Winchester, KY, husband for 57 years to his loving wife, Janet Locknane Campbell, went to be with his Lord and Savior, January 10, 2014. Born June 16, 1936, in Plainfield, Indiana, Bob was the only child of the late Charles and Maxine Avis Lamb Campbell. The family moved to Winchester when Bob was only three years old. Bob graduated from Clark County High School in 1954 and was a member of the 1952 Kentucky State Basketball Championship team. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. and M.A. in History. He also earned an Educational Specialist degree in school administration from the University of Kentucky. He began his Clark County teaching career at Central School teaching 8th grade Social Studies and serving as basketball coach. He was an admired coach for many young men, many of whom still call him "Coach" today. In 1963, he became the history teacher at George Rogers Clark High School and started the first History Museum in Clark County located at GRC. He became the Principal of Belmont Junior High School in 1964, serving for four years prior to becoming Principal at George Rogers Clark High School in 1968. He was selected Clark County Assistant Superintendent in charge of buildings, grounds, and transportation in 1977. Early in his career, he was Director of the Head Start program in Clark County. The Winchester Junior Chamber of Commerce presented him with the Outstanding Young Educator award in 1963. He served as past president of the Clark County Teacher's Association and Central Kentucky Superintendents' Council. Bob retired in 1993 from the Clark County School System. He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1959-1965, stationed at Fort Knox, KY. Bob was named Kentucky Colonel on more than one occasion. After his retirement, he served on the Board of Directors at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum and volunteered time teaching students about one of his favorite subjects, the Civil War. Bob was a member and served as director for the Clark County Fish and Game Club. He was a member of the Clark County Rotary Club and was recognized for loyal and devoted service, being selected as Rotarian of the Year, 1998. He became a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow in 1990. Bob served on the Board of Directors for the Clark County Regional Medical Center. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Sesquicentennial Committee when the church celebrated it's 125th anniversary. During each Sunday of the celebration, Bob researched and delivered Milestone Moments of First Baptist Church. He loved fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Campbell (Joel) Vincent, of Winchester, KY, LeAnne Campbell Witt (Joel) Barrineau, of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, five grandchildren, Brendan Vincent of Durham, North Carolina, Caitlyn Vincent of Winchester, KY, Alyson Vincent (Rob) Hill of Winchester, KY., Collin Witt of Washington, D.C., Chandler Witt of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; brother-in-law, Bill (Lenora) Locknane, and sister-in-law, Carol Ann (Doug) Oliver, of Winchester, KY. He is also survived by seven great nieces and their children. Visitation will be at the First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave., in Winchester on Monday, January 13th from 5-8pm. Services will be Tuesday January 14th at 11am at the church with the Rev. Don Burkhead officiating, assisted by Doug Oliver, Bill Pumphrey, and Jim Wells. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brendan Vincent, Collin Witt, Joseph Miller, Rob Hill, Joel Vincent, Joel Barrineau, Jody Witt, Jim Wells, Doug Oliver and Bill Locknane. Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church, Clark County High School Class of 1954, Clark County Retired School Administrators, Gary Allen, Gary Epperson, Larry Lucas, Ken Mozingo, George Masters, Dr. Brian Andreas, Matt Smith, Al Bond, Eugene "Chip" Culton III and Kenneth Fithen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main Street, Winchester, KY 40391 or to First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave., Winchester, KY 40391. In care of arrangements is the Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main Street, Winchester.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 12, 2014
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