DEAD AT 84
LAREMONT Jimmy Lowell Campbell, 84, went to be with his Lord Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born Feb. 1, 1929, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late William Roosevelt and Nina Huffman Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bob” Campbell, of Hickory; and a nephew, William Randall Campbell, of Hickory. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the Korean War and honorably served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 48. He loved his church, his family and friends, watching many sporting activities and working in the yard. He was the former Public Works Director for the City of Claremont for 17 years and had been retired for 22 years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Hedrick Campbell, of the home; son, Matt Duran Campbell and wife, Tina, of Newton; daughter, Vickie Campbell Hicks, of Claremont; sister-in-law, Ramona Campbell, of Hickory; four grandchildren, Jason Killian, of Conover, Brandy Hicks, of Newton, Adam Campbell, of Conover and Molly Newton, of Huntersville; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Killian, of Conover. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 23, at 4:30 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, with the Revs. Paul Christ and Dr. Gary Haddock officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3216 West Main St., Claremont, NC, 28610 or to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312. Condolences may be sent to the Campbell family at www.drumfh-conover.com. The Campbell family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.