Charles Leon Campbell

November 4, 1929April 25, 2014
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Services for Charles Campbell, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Campbell was born November 4, 1929 in Lufkin, the son of the late Lena (Largent) and Melton Campbell, and passed away April 25, 2014 in a Nacogdoches Medical Center. Charles served with the United States Army for a short time and then returned to Lufkin to work. He was known as the best tool grinder in the machine shop at Lufkin Industries and he retired after 35 years. He also retired after serving 21 years as a Lufkin Volunteer Fireman. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lufkin. Mr. Campbell’s favorite pastime was building birdhouses. He had 150 of them in his yard. He also enjoyed radio-controlled airplanes and was a member of the Lufkin Area R-C Modelers. He was a jokester and had a joke for everything. He drove a 1959 Chevrolet and he wouldn’t sell it. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Nancy Campbell of Lufkin; sister, LaNell Greene and Major of Lufkin; niece; Deidre Oates and Pat of Lufkin; nephews, Taylor Greene and Amy of Cypress, Casey Adams and Matt of Oceanside, CA; Clark Oates of Lufkin; Jackson Greene of Cypress; Ross Greene of Cypress; cousins: Carolyn Guidry and John of Lufkin, C. W. Fenner and Joy of Garland; best friends, James Dennis “Blue” Thompson, Clifford Lowery and Curtis Messer. Pallbearers will be James “Blue” Thompson, Pat Oates, Clark Oates, Taylor Greene and Curtis Messer. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Flowers or memorial gifts to a favorite charity are acceptable. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Jack McClain

April 30, 2014

Nancy, I was very saddened to hear about Charles. He was a great guy and dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth Fenner Legg

April 29, 2014

I was so sorry to learn of Charles' passing. You are in my prayers.

Beth (Grady Lloyd's daughter)

Dan Davidson

April 28, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of Charles passing and offer my condolences. I don't know if you will remember me, Nancy, but I was a young paid Lufkin fireman from 1952 to 1955 and remember Charles, Grady, and many other volunteers.

April 28, 2014

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers

Kim Schoolcraft

A. Stevenson

April 28, 2014

My deepest condolences. May you find peace and comfort in the promises found at Psalms 65:2.

April 27, 2014

Dear Nancy,
We are so sorry for your loss. We cannot see you during this time, but praying God will give you comfort and strength. Thankful that you had so many years together.
God Bless You in the days ahead.
Elvin and Nita Ladd Lewis, Richmond, TX