Richard W. Campbell

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CAMPBELL, RICHARD W. Richard Wayne Campbell, a resident of Summit, Miss., died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, after a determined battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 75, born Sept. 18, 1930, in Fulton, Ala. He was the son of James Robert Campbell and Annie Marion Youngblood Campbell. He was a retired plant manager for Chevron Asphalt Co., a longtime member of the Methodist church and a leader in churches in Mobile, Ala., Port Wentworth, Ga., Manchester, Mo., Baker and Johnston Chapel in Summit, where he most recently had been a member. He was an active leader in many civic and youth athletic organizations during his life and an avid lifetime fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife's parents, Sidney and Della Johnston Dickerson; sister, Anna Laura Birdsong and her husband, Jack; an infant brother, John Burton; and two aunts, Marion Youngblood and Priscilla Youngblood. He is survived by his wife, Elouise Dickerson Campbell of Summit; a daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Byron Jackson of Baker; three sons and daughters-in-law, Sid and Lynn Campbell of Mandeville, Danny and Robbie Campbell of Midland, Texas, and Tom and Brynn Campbell of Humble, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Marjorie Campbell of Clarksville, Ga., and Donald Marion and Loretta Campbell of Mobile; sister and brother-in-law, Priscilla Campbell and Harding Coid of Mobile; nine grandchildren, Dean Jackson, Kara Campbell Blackmon and her husband, Rob, Kevin Jackson and his wife, Lena, Melissa Campbell, Rachel Campbell, Rebekah Campbell, Cole Campbell, Kyley Campbell and Caleb Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Luke and Hannah Joy Blackmon; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Visiting at Catchings Funeral Home, McComb, Miss., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting at Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church, Summit, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Don Campbell and the Rev. Joe Lawson. Burial in church cemetery. Nephews of Uncle Richard will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Albert Freeman Sunday school class at Johnston Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church, 2093 Chapel Drive, Summit, MS 39666.
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Catchings Funeral Home - McComb
506 Maryland Avenue  McComb, MS 39648
(601) 276-7475
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Published in on Nov. 22, 2005
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