MAJ. George Norman Campbell, USMC Ret.
LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at a 10:30 AM Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for George Norman Campbell, 83, who passed away peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home in Lafayette surrounded by his family.
Interment will be in Fountain Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lafayette.
Pastor Michael W. Green of the South College Church of Christ, will officiate the services. Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing for the services.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 58 years, Barbara Ernestine Waddell Campbell; four daughters, Karen Gambino, Sandra Cormier and her husband, Lawrence, Carol Hickey and her husband, Mike, and Kimberly Bourgeois and her husband, John; one son, Scott Craig Campbell; two sisters, Miriam Campbell Arnould and Quita Campbell Barrineau; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and beloved friends dear to him like family, Jennifer Living, Angelle Wheeler, and Destinee Living.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Campbell and Pauline Spears Campbell; and one sister, Marie Campbell Cumby.
George Norman Campbell was born on November 18, 1930 in Pensacola, Florida, was of Scottish heritage and a member of the Campbell Clan. He was a 1948 graduate of Pensacola High School and went on to attend Auburn University for 2 years, transferring to Florida State University where he met and married the love of his life, Barbara Waddell. He was a veteran of military service, proudly serving in the United States Army
for 2 years, and transferring over to the United States Marine Corp
, where he was a Korean War
Hero saving many lives overseas as well as state-side. Mr. Campbell's military career spanned over 22 years as a Marine Officer coming out into the Reserves as a Major up for promotion as Lieutenant Colonel, where he became a writer for his Marine platoon newsletter. Following his time in the Marine Reserves in 1973, Mr. Campbell worked for PHI as a pilot for 24 years until his retirement out of Cabinda, Angola Africa in 1995. He was a dedicated member of the South College Church of Christ in Lafayette. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Pallbearers will be Scott Campbell, John Bourgeois, Lawrence Cormier, Kevin Thompson, James Hickey, Michael Bourgeois and Marc Gambino, Jr.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Location on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM until time of services.
The Campbell family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff of Paramount Hospice and St. Joseph Hospice, especially Jennifer, Angelle and Destinee for their kindness, compassionate and loving care given to Mr. Campbell and his family during their time of need.
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