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John Stone Campbell Jr.

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John Stone Campbell, Jr. passed away on August 21, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Jean Kimball Campbell and John Stone "Jack" Campbell. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosemary Searcy Campbell, daughter, Miriam Elizabeth Campbell, son, John Stone Campbell III, daughter-in-law, Stephanie Holmes Campbell, sister, Betty Jean Campbell, and her husband, John Walter James, brother, Richard Campbell, sister-in-law, Miriam Candler Searcy, grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" Campbell, John Stone "Jack" Campbell IV, and William Wright Campbell, as well as many other family members and friends. John was born on December 8, 1937 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Byrd High School, attended Centenary College and graduated from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1961. John was a member of Phi Delta Phi and was Student Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Upon graduation, he served as a Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. Upon completion of three years of service as a Captain in the United States Air Force JAG Corps, Rosemary and John made Baton Rouge their home in 1964, when he joined the law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips. He served as Managing Partner and was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. He continued to practice until his death. He served on the Board of the Plaquemine Bank & Trust and Alma Plantation until his death. He was President of the Baton Rouge Country Club and served as the club's legal counsel until his death. He was also the President of the Episcopal High School Board of Trustees and served on the boards of the Louisiana Wildlife Foundation, Source Capital, LLC and the City Club of Baton Rouge. John was loved by his clients and adversaries alike. He was a true gentleman lawyer. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent every weekend he could with his good friends, his son, his grandsons and his beloved Spaniels, Dixie and Carolina, at Arcole Hunting Club in Pinckneyville, MS. He loved to barbecue and was known for the mayhaw and muscadine jellies that he made and gave to his friends. Most of all, John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was honest and dependable and will be dearly missed by those who had the fortune to have him as part of their lives. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801 or St. Joseph Hospice, John S. Campbell, Jr. Memorial Fund, 10615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. in Baton Rouge, on Friday, August 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, August 24 at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th Street in Baton Rouge, from 10:00 am until Memorial Service at 12:00 pm. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. The family would like to thank the wonderful people who so graciously helped them: Dr. Michael Castine, Elton Veals, LPN, Stacey Boulas, RN and the staff at St. Joseph Hospice, and Mother Mary Ann Garrett, St. James Episcopal Church. Sign the online guest book at www.rabenhorst.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2013
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