Robert H. Campbell
April 24, 1924 – June 22, 2020
Campbell, Robert Hill, 96, of St. Matthews passed away peacefully on June 22 at Baptist East Hospital.
Born in Etowah, TN on April 24th, 1924, he moved to Knoxville, TN with his family in 1933 until later his career led him to Louisville, KY in 1956. He was preceded in death by parents James Hill Campbell and Linnie Eugene (nee Carlock) Campbell; sister, Hilda Huckabee; brothers, James Carlock, John Whitfield, and Worth Eugene. He is survived by his loving wife, Nora; son, Robert Jr. (Mindy) of Richmond, VA; daughter, Joanna Campbell (Robin Troop) and beloved grandchildren, Ross Campbell and Rachel Rose Troop, also of St. Matthews; many nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors.
A veteran of WWII, he flew 35 missions with the 8th Army Air Corps as a B-17 Navigator, having earned The Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. A 1950 graduate of the University of Tennessee in civil engineering, Robert retired from the L&N Railroad after 35 years. Up until recently, he was an active and devoted member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church where he served as the treasurer and participated in dartball. He is most known for his gentle soul and witty sense of humor -- he met everyone he came across with kindness and a smile and he was very much loved for it. He loved working on projects around the house, his puzzles, the Tennessee Volunteers and most importantly, spending time with his family. He will be missed dearly.
A private ceremony will take place at Resthaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns Lane 40207.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert H. Campbell
June 28, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at the L&N for many years. He was, by far, my favorite person to talk with. I always enjoyed him sharing his thoughts on current matters, along with his beloved University of Tennessee big orange. He was a great friend, and will be sincerely missed. Thoughts and prayers to all family members.
June 24, 2020
So heartbroken Uncle Robert has passed on. He was one of the best men I knew. You could not find a nicer person , lots of character and always there with a smile. He loved all his nieces and nephews and we will all miss him so much. I will always have many great memories of this wonderful man.
Love, Kathy and Steve