R.E. Campbell, 88, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, at his home after a brief illness.
He was a son of the late Will and Maggie Taylor Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Campbell worked for North American Rayon Corporation for 50 years. He was a member of Valley Forge Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Campbell; son, David Campbell; daughter-in-law, Gail Campbell; great-niece, Aleta Morgan and her husband Scott; great-nephew, Don Irick; sister, Hazel Wilson; sister-in-law, Bonnie Montgomery; grandchildren, Tabitha Campbell, Caitlin Campbell, Collin Morgan, Eli Morgan and Kaylin Morgan; nieces and nephews, Terry Montgomery, Darlene Price and husband Bill, Doris Pancik, Bonita Birchfield, Curtis Grindstaff, Roy Wilson, Kathy Montgomery, Steve Montgomery and Mike Montgomery; several other great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, David and Loretta Biliter, Krystal Hyder and Paige Biliter.
The family would like to extend a very a special thanks to the Emergency Room staff and the staff of 2200 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
The funeral service for Mr. Campbell will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 19, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. David Siebenaler, minister, and Mr. Clay Bailey, minister, officiating. Music will be provided by Gail Campbell. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Terry Montgomery, Bill Price, Scott Morgan, David Biliter, Donald Morgan, David Jenkins, Tommy Jenkins and Curtis Grindstaff. Honorary pallbearers will be his co-workers from North American Rayon Corporation and the members of Valley Forge Christian Church. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Valley Forge Christian Church Building Fund, 114 V.F. Christian Church Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Campbell family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917