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George Warren Campbell, 84, Butler, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. A native of Butler, he was a son of the late George Clifford “Bud” and Ruby Kyte Campbell. George served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After the war he moved to Indiana where he worked as a painter. One of his painting jobs was at Notre Dame University. While in Indiana he enjoyed playing golf. When he returned to Butler he bought, in 1970, Lakecrest Service Station and Grill and operated it until 1995 when he had to sell due to his health. In his later years, he enjoyed riding around and talking with his friends. George was a member of Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 2166, Elizabethton, a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge and was a lifetime member of the Elizabethton Elks Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Carolyn Sue Campbell, October 22, 1977 and by two sisters: Edith Raderstorf and Earlene Riggs.
Survivors include a son: Clifford Paul Campbell of the home; the mother of his son: Verla Campbell, Elizabethton; nieces: Lori Kegley of Butler, Patricia Woods of Georgia, Cheryl Hayden and Sandy Zeigert of Indiana; a special brother-in-law, Robert Riggs of Indiana; a special four-legged family companion, Dixie.
Funeral services were conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, March 21 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Alan Koch officiating. Graveside service and interment were at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Butler Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were his many friends, former customers and employees of Lakecrest Service Station & Grill.
The family would like to express a special “thank you” to the staff of Roan Highland Nursing Home, Dr. O’Neal, and the ICU, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for the excellent care he received. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the funeral home. Military honors were provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard. Condolences may be e-mailed to [email protected]
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.