In Memory

Glenn John Campbell

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03/19/08 08:28 AM #1    

David Jordan

Publication:The Gaston Gazette; Date:Jan 7, 2006; Section:Obituaries; Page Number:4B


GASTONIA - Glenn John Campbell, 67, of 2210 Leroy Avenue died Jan. 5, 2006 at his residence. He was born November 13, 1938 in Gaston County, N.C. son of the late Glenn J. Campbell and Ethel Mae Myers Campbell. FUNERAL - 2 p.m. Sunday, Flint-Groves Baptist Church, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia, N.C. INTERMENT - Gaston Memorial Park VISITATION - 6-9 p.m. Saturday evening, Flint-Groves Baptist Church, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia, N.C. John was a member of Flint-Groves Baptist Church for 45 years and a deacon. He served on pastor-search committees, was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years, chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee for three years, a member of the Personnel Committee, an RA Leader and basketball and softball Coach. John went to Albania for a Mission Trip in April 2005, which was a highlight in his life. He participated in the Worship Choir and most recently sang with the Senior Choir, which sings at nursing homes and other events. He was a Three-Score Member and John and his wife enjoyed going on many trips with the group. John loved God and constantly witnessed to others. His outgoing personality and love of people have influenced many. He was a Christian man who not only talked the talk but walked the walk. He loved God, his wife, children and grandchildren. He delighted in his grandchildren and went to all of their activities and also was a support for other children who did not have parents or grandparents at their ballgames. He had a multitude of friends, a gift for remembering names of people he had just met and the gift of making everyone feel special and cared for. His favorite hobby was rabbit hunting in the winter months with his very special friend, Bruce Bridges. He had a host of hunting friends who he loved and had many enjoyable times with them. John was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and went to all the football games with his son and family. John was a member of the East Gastonia Lions Club for 31 years, serving as President three years and secretary for three years. He also was on the board of directors. He supported and worked for The United Way, and was a member of the Blue Ridge Safety Council which included seven counties. He served as president and secretary and was on the board of directors for 34 years. As a young boy, he delivered the Gastonia Gazette for 9 years. He was also a member of the Industrial Management Club for eight years serving on the board of directors four years. He was also a member of the Gaston County Personnel Association. John was a 1957 graduate of Frank L. Ashley High School and attended Gardner-Webb University. John played football at Ashley High School and was chosen Back of the Year and also played on the East-West All Star Conference team. He played football at Gardner-Webb University for three years. John retired as Personnel Manager after 41 years from Threads, USA (later named Ti-Caro and then American & Efird). He was currently working (and talking with friends!) at Sams Club. SURVIVORS - His wife of 46 years, Jan Henry Campbell; daughter and sonin-law, Jeanna Campbell Flowers and husband Scott of Hickory, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn John Campbell, Jr. (Johnny) and wife Penny Essary Campbell of Gastonia, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Artricia Campbell Gordon of Bridgewater, Conn., Janice Campbell Cloninger, Betty Campbell McDavid and husband Bruce, Katherine Campbell Leming and husband Larry of Gastonia, N.C.; brothers and sister-in-law, Billy Joe Campbell, Keith Campbell and wife Wanda of Gastonia, N.C., Dr. Richard Campbell of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Jake Edward Campbell, Taylor Michelle Campbell, Chelsea Elizabeth Campbell, Harrison Alex Campbell all of Gastonia, N.C. PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents; daughter, Jane Elizabeth Campbell; sister, Vivian Campbell Stewart; and brother, Michael Woodrow Campbell. OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Ronnie Bowers, Rev. Jerry Cloninger, Jr., Rev. Chris Howell, Rev. Carey Caldwell, Rev. Larry Bradley. PALLBEARERS: David Denton, Ted Hendrix, Paul Wilson, Fred McBee, Lynn Essary, Jeff Essary, Gary Hayes, David Caldwell HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Steadfast Sunday School Class, East Gastonia Lions Club, Blue Ridge Safety Council, Rabbit Hunting Friends, and special friends Bruce Bridges, Gene Brown, David Denton. MEMORIALS: Flint-Groves Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054; East Gastonia Lions Club, c/o Harold Sellers, 2005 Hollandale Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054; Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054. ARRANGEMENTS: Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly


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