Otis Lincoln Campbell

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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.

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  1. Valli, Edie,Sheila and families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Glad you were able to spend some quality time with him this summer. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

  2. Dear Pauline & Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Mr. Campbell. Your family is so special to us. You have always been there for us and you have helped us in so many ways. We are here for you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Dryman Family

  3. Gramma
    I want you to always remember if you have to talk to some one you just call me at 1573-703-6472
    Love you ur budman

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