Thursday, August 29, 2013

Carlos Campbell 1941--2013

In Memory of Carlos Campbell Obituary for Carlos Campbell Carlos Campbell, age 72, long-time member of the Chumuckla community and husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to everyone who knew him, went home August 25, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer. Carlos was born January 21, 1941 to Edgar and Lovenia Campbell. He was the sixth of seven children. He was raised in Rayne, Louisiana, until joining the United States Army at age 17. He met the love of his life, Christine Hatfield, while stationed at Ft. Rucker Alabama and the two were married on March 23, 1961. They had two sons, Paul and Greg. Carlos served 20 years in the United States Army. His military career took him to many duty stations, both stateside and abroad, including Korea, Germany and two combat tours in Vietnam. After retiring from Army in 1978, he and his family returned home to Chumuckla. From the time his boys played ball at Chumuckla High School, Carlos was a huge fan of high school basketball and could be found at almost all of the home games, both at Chumuckla and then Central for the next 30 plus years. He spent many days at his beloved Chumuckla Community Center playing dominos, drinking coffee and swapping stories with his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lovenia Campbell and siblings, Morris, Alexander, Sandress, Jay, Edgar, and Beatrice. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Christine Hatfield Campbell, two sons, Paul David Campbell (Laura) and Gregory Carlos Campbell (Reyna), five grandchildren (Patrick, Autumn, Nicole, Sarah and Dylan), three great-grandchildren (Aidan, Rylee and Alison), a host of nieces and nephews, some local and many in Louisiana (Geaux Tigers) and an entire community of friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Lewis Funeral Home in Pace, FL. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am at Lewis Funeral Home in Pace, FL with burial services to follow at Elizabeth Chapel in Chumuckla. Active Pallbearers: Doug Hatfield, David Hatfield, Kenneth Oakes, Phil Oakes, Harold and Jeff Pinyon. Honorary Pallbearers: Buddy Oakes, Doug Davis, Willard Davis and Tommy Reynolds.

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