April 20, 1922 ~ November 9, 2009
OTIS LINCOLN CAMPBELL
Otis Lincoln Campbell went to be with the Lord November 9, 2009.
He was a native of Kentucky. The son of the late Mike Campbell and Emmaline Cox Campbell and born on April 20, 1922.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Orvis, David and Coit of Kentucky.
He served for five years in WWII in the 4th Infantry Division landing on Utah Beach in June, 1944. He was a radioman spotter directing artillery fire on the front lines. His ribbons and medals included the Purple Heart.
Mr. Campbell worked in Michigan for a few years, moved to Asheville in 1977 and was owner and manager of the Wheel Homes Mobile Park before retiring in 1998.
He was a member of Western Chapel United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for several years.
He is survived by his wife Lela Pauline Bridges Campbell of 50 years, two daughters Valli Shirrell (Vernon) of Missouri and Wanda Meadows (Glenn) of Asheville, four granddaughters, Shelia Mannon, Edith Bartlett, Lisa Carroll and Lena Clark.; seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with rev. Edward Worley officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery with military honors conducted by Erwin High School Jr. ROTC.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Western Chapel United Methodist Church PO Box 1496 Leicester, NC 28748.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the 8th floor staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for their wonderful care of their loved one.