East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN


Charles Allen Campbell

October 28, 1950June 18, 2020

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 timothy 4:6-7 KJV

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 KJV

Charles Allen Campbell, 69, of Kingsport TN, entered his eternal glory on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Allen was born and raised in Abingdon, VA on October 28, 1950, son of the late Charles G. Campbell and Marie Campbell. And he loved to tell people he was from UCLA, “Upper Corner, Lower Abingdon!” Being raised on a dairy farm, Allen was very active in 4H, showing dairy cattle in county fairs all over the area, and in Boy Scouts, attaining his Eagle Scout award. After graduation from Abingdon High School, he attended and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1973 with a BS degree in Forestry and Wildlife, where his grandfather, D. J Campbell, graduated in 1919. He went to work for Weyerhaeuser in North Carolina, where he met his wife, Linda and married in May 1975. They moved to Kingsport, TN in December 1975, where Allen began work for Meade Paper Company, working for Meade and Willamette Industries for 25 years as a Procurement Forester. In 2000, Allen became self-employed as a Consulting Forester, working in NE Tennessee and SW Virginia for 20 years. As a member of West Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN for 43 years, Allen served as an assistant Sunday School teacher with the youth, an usher and a greeter. He was also very active in his son’s baseball years, coaching him and many other boys and girls in the Colonial Heights AABC Rebels Baseball program and the Kingsport Parks and Recreation. He often runs into those boys, who are now young men, and they still call him “Coach”. Allen was a member of the Optimist Club of Colonial Heights, serving as president and was on several committees within the club, but was best known as “Clyde” in the concession stand. He served on the board of the Sullivan South Area Community Chest in their early, formative years. Allen was supportive of his daughter during her cheerleading and competitive dance years and was at any event his children were involved in until it was time to be there for his grandchildren’s events. His hobbies were visiting with family and friends, hunting and fishing, vacationing in Florida with his sister-in-law and brother-in-law and of course his favorite, watching Virginia Tech football. Win or lose, he always supported his team, as he said, “Win or Lose, once a Hokie, always a Hokie”. Allen never met a stranger and was a friend to many.

Allen was preceded in death by his father, Charles G. Campbell; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Ida Mae Hicks; his step-mother-in-law, Dorothy Hicks; his paternal and maternal grandparents and a number of aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Campbell; son, Edward and wife Brenda Campbell, along with their daughters, Trinity and husband Jared Calton and Cassidy Campbell and boyfriend Dillon Harkleroad; daughter April Winegar, along with her sons Bailey Berry and girlfriend, Hannah Hess, J.D. Winegar and Wade Winegar; daughter, Greer Campbell and son; mother, Marie Campbell of Glade Springs, VA; sister Kay and husband Mike Pippin of Bristol, VA; sister-in-law, Jean Smith of Butner, NC; sister-in-law and very special brother-in-law, Lou and Jerry Clemmer of Creedmoor, NC; special cousin, Wayne and wife Becky Campbell of Abingdon, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and uncles.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. A celebration of life for Allen will be at 7:00pm with Pastor Tony Ellis of West Colonial Hills Baptist Church and Pastor Jeff Strong of Sullivan Baptist Church officiating, remembrance by his grandson, J.D. Winegar and special friend and Sunday School teacher, Jerry Taylor, special music by Andy Coffman, Minister of Music of Sullivan Baptist Church. Graveside services will be on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and cousin: Bailey Berry, J.D. Winegar, Wade Winegar, Jared Calton, Dillon Harkleroad, and Wayne Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be his Second Monday Breakfast Club: Bill Burris, Bernie Smith, Doug Hendrickson and Mark Bland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 1205 Kendrick Creek Road, Kingsport, TN 37663 or Optimist Club of Colonial Heights, P.O. Box 5801, Kingsport, TN 37663.


  • Linda Campbell, Wife
  • Edward and wife Brenda Campbell, Son
  • April Winegar and Greer Campbell, Daughters
  • Trinity and husband Jared Calton and Cassidy Campbell and boyfriend Dillon Harkleroad, Granddaughters
  • Bailey Berry and girlfriend, Hannah Hess, J.D. Winegar and Wade Winegar, Grandsons
  • Marie Campbell, Mother
  • Kay and husband Mike Pippin, Sister
  • Jean Smith, Sister-In-Law
  • Lou and Jerry Clemmer, Very Speical Brother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law
  • Wayne and wife Becky Campbell, Special Cousins
  • Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and uncles, Family
  • Charles G. Campbell, Father (deceased)
  • Frank and Ida Mae Hicks, Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Dorothy Hicks, Step-Mother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Paternal and maternal grandparents and a number of aunts and uncles, Family (deceased)

  • Bailey Berry
  • J.D Winegar
  • Wade Winegar
  • Jared Calton
  • Dillon Harkleroad
  • Wayne Campbell
  • Bill Burris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bernie Smith, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Doug Hendrickson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Bland, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

  • Laid To Rest

    Sunday, June 21, 2020


Charles Allen Campbell

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Deven Snodgrass

June 30, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and the rest of the Campbell family. Allen's absence will most definitely be felt in our community. He meant so much to many in Colonial Heights, including us "Light Boys" (as he called us) and the Chargers optimist football team. Football season will not be the same without our pre and post game chats. You will be missed Allen.


June 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He was a fine christian gentleman, coach and friend. Jenny & I have known and loved Allen as a special leader in our son Jeff's life as an athlete, student and fellow classmate with Edward. Allen was always an excellent example in how an adult coach should guide our children. Allen will be missed greatly by family and the many friends that walked with him during his years with us. May God bless and strengthen each of you as the void is filled through time and healing from God.

Gerald & Vickie Salyer

June 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Allen's passing, he was our next door neighbor for 5 years. Always caring and thoughtful of others, and willing to help at any time.

Kay Watts-Light

June 20, 2020

Ed and April,I'm so very sorry to hear about Allen..He was truly a great guy..My thoughts and prayers to all the family..

Mike & Kay Light

Bill Dunham

June 20, 2020

Linda, I’m so thankful for the friendship I establish with Allen some 13 years ago. He was a wonderful, honest, & sincere man, and he worked so hard at CHMS and for the entire community. His friendship is dear to me. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jo McDavid

June 19, 2020

I was sadden to see Allen's passing. I loved to tell him how much better UT was. He coached Christopher in baseball and was a part of his growing up. I enjoyed seeing him in the library and hearing some of the tales from the woods. He and Linda were wonderful friends to me while I was in the Optimist Club. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers for Linda and the rest of the family.
Jo McDavid

Tara Gamble

June 19, 2020

Linda, Edward and April, Heaven sure gained an amazing angel! The first man to make me say “Yes Sir!” He wanted to seem rough and tough, but couldn’t hide that he was one of the sweetest and silliest men you would ever meet. So many very fond childhood memories spent with the Campbell family. I can only imagine him getting down dancing on the streets of gold!! Love and prayers to you all. I’m here for you April, whatever you need.

Tara Gamble

Larry & Glenda Wooten

June 19, 2020

Linda, April, Edward, and all of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know we have been praying for you and will continue to lift you up in our prayers.

Jerry and Lou Clemmer

June 19, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know his passing will leave a void but you will always have all the memories stored up in your hearts. Allen is now with his Heavenly Father. As soon as he took his last breath the angels carried him home to see Jesus. There are so many memories we have from my camping trips to the farm to our yearly Florida trips to all the many visits and time spent together. We will miss Allen so much but I know if we could ask him would he want to come back after seeing Jesus he would say no. Love all of you.

Bill and Diane Stewart

June 19, 2020

Linda and Family
So sorry for your loss. Allen was loved and will be missed by everyone that knew him!
Love and prayers for you and your family!