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Edward “Ed” Gordon Campbell

Edward “Ed” Gordon Campbell, age 89, a resident of 503 Allison Court, Kings Mountain, NC, went to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Charles B. Campbell and Bertie Hughes Campbell, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Wilson Campbell, son Edward Gordon “Butch” Campbell, Jr. and brother Charles B. Campbell, Jr. Ed has had a long and distinguished career, named to the Gardner-Webb Gallery of distinguished Alumni and was honored as Junior College Alumnus of the Year. He graduated in 1948 and furthered his education at Western Carolina University. He established a lucrative career as vice-president of sales for Kenneth G. Lilly Fastener’s Inc. Prior to attending Gardner-Webb, Campbell served in the World War II and sailed in the North Russian convoys from 1942-1945  with the US Merchant Marines and U.S. Navy. Due to his involvement with the convoys, he was invited in 1992 to the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC to receive a medal from the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Vladmir P. Lukin. He frequently speaks to history classes at Kings Mountain High School and relates his experiences during the Great Depression as well as World War II. Ed is a member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC. Ed Campbell was a loving husband, a wise father and a proud grandfather. He lived his life in a straightforward no nonsense fashion that centered on doing things with honor and integrity. His life was an example of how it should be done and his presence, his humility and his compassion made him a leader in his community, an inspiration to many and a friend to all.

SURVIVORS: Wife of 20 years Phyllis Henderson Campbell, Kings Mtn ,NC

                           Son: Stephen Scott Campbell and wife Marsha, Kings Mtn, NC

                                    Craig Roberts and wife Karen, Greenville, NC

                           Daughter: Yvette Cooke and husband David, Trinity, NC

                           Grandchildren: Summer Campbell and Lauren Campbell both of

                           Kings Mountain, NC, Austin Cooke and wife Anna Claire,

                           Hayden Cooke, Amber Cooke, all of Trinity, NC, Colton Roberts,

                           Shelton Roberts, Mackenzie Roberts, all of Greenville, NC                 

                           Great Grandchild: Judah Cooke

                           Sister: Colleen Williford, Ft. Myers, Florida

FUNERAL SERVICE: First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at  3:00 P.M., Dr. John Sloan , officiating.


VISITATION: 5 to 8 P.M. Monday night, February 24, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church.

INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC with full military honors.

MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church, “Mission Readiness” 605 W. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, First Presbyterian Church, 111 E. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC  28086,Gardner-Webb Alumni Association, P.O. Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC  28017





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