Obits for 6-29

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Leon H. Campbell


Leon H. Campbell, 84 of 3642 3rd Ave E., died June 20, 2004 at Brian W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital, Demopolis. Services will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Memory Chapel at Memory Hill Gardens and sunset services will follow at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum in Memory Hill Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2004, at 6 p.m. The body will lie in state Saturday from 6-7 p.m. Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.

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He is preceded in death by his father, F. Odia Campbell; mother, Clancy Campbell, of Fayette, Ala; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fulton Johnson of Eldridge, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Emmy Campbell of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter, Linda Campbell Cadd of Woodland Hills, Calif.; son, Dr. Leon H. Campbell, Jr., MD of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Mrs. Thelma Haigh of Summerville, South Carolina; grand children, Molly Campbell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wendy Campbell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nick Cadd of Woodland Hills, California; and Jessica Cadd of Queensland, Australia; and other relatives, Mrs. Clara Campbell (Paul); Mr. James “Butch” Campbell; Mrs. Ola Mae Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Hadden Campbell; Mrs. Virginia Campbell (Sam); and Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Campbell.

Born near Studdard’s Crossroads, Alabama, he was the son of F. Odia and Clancy Campbell of Fayette, Ala. He graduated from Hubbertville High School in 1938. His service included overseas duty including Japan. He and his wife retired in Tuscaloosa. He is a retired Air Force veteran. Initially, he served in the Pacific and Caribbean theatres in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Then, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and the Vietnam period. In the army he was an expert rifleman in the infantry. He had various assignments in the Air Force including intelligence.

Pallbearers are United States Military Honor Guard (at gravesite), Leon H. Campbell, Jr. M.D., Gilbert Allen, Phillip White, John Payne, James E. Grimes, and Colonel Clayton White.

Honorary Pallbearers are “Butch” Campbell, Hadden Campbell, Don Marcum, John G. Allen, Julie Parsons, William Mitchell, Cameron Parsons, William M. Bouldin, John Davidson, Luke Alexander, David Bravo, Demopolis, Ala, Celina Payne, Amber Freeman, Karen Porter, Mike Allen, Terry Bunn, Fred Haigh, and Robert Haigh, and Physicians and staff of Brian W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital