OBITUARY

James Louis Campbell

January 15, 1944April 7, 2018
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Chief Master Sergeant, James L. Campbell, USAF (Retired) Co-Owner with son James Jr. (Jimbo) of Painters Car Care for the last 30 years. James (Jim) left this earth to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2018, after a courageously fought battle with cancer. He was born in Nashville, TN, on 15 January 1944, to John and Mary Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy J. Campbell, son James L. Campbell Jr. (Jimbo), Granddaughters Jessica M. Campbell and Samantha J. Campbell, and sister Norma Lynn Warrick. Jim graduated from Howard High School (Nashville, TN) in 1962. He then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University. He next earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technician from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Jim joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964. He was trained in the Aircrew Training Devices Field, flight simulators. He held a wide variety of positions within this field: flight simulator operation and maintenance for the F-106 fighter interceptors. Performed duties as Team Chief for the F-106 Development Technology Team, developing modifications to keep simulators current with the aircraft. This resulted in over $4 million in savings to the Air Force. He earned a Master Instructor rating and taught digital computer principles to basic and advanced students. He was then selected to join the team responsible for setting up the first active F-15 flight simulator for the Air Force. Afterwards he was selected to become the logistician for the F-106, F-15, and F-111 flight simulators for Tactical Air Command (TAC). Last official duties were Air Force Test Manager for the acquisition of the F-15E and EF-111 Flight Simulator Systems for Aerospace Systems Development (ASD). Before retiring in 1987, he earned his wings as a private pilot. Jim’s hobbies included flying, stock car racing at various dirt tracks in TN and at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with Jimbo. His favorite hobbies were the early morning fishing trips with Jimbo and camping and boating with the family at the lake. Jim had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force and served His God and Country with Honor. During his career, he earned a number of awards and medals, notably (2) Meritorious Services Medals. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is a true believer in his God and Jesus Christ. Contributions to Alive Hospice would be greatly appreciated. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com Viewing, funeral services, and burial will be at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129. Viewing on Friday April 13, 2018 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm and services to celebrate will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm. Placement with military honors will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Service to Celebrate Saturday, April 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Louis Campbell

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David Sanzi

July 7, 2018

I worked with Jim at painters for many years .He had and always will have my deepest respect .my heart is broken to find this out today Jim and I stayed in touch with a phone call every month .I knew something was not right because I have not heard from him in a couple of months .This is one search I wish I never had done .My condolences go out to the family . I will miss you Jim god bless and rest in peace.
You will always be in my heart.

Doug Abernathy

April 12, 2018

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Biography

Chief Master Sergeant, James L. Campbell, USAF (Retired)
Co-Owner with son James Jr. (Jimbo) of Painters Car Care for the last 30 years.
James (Jim) left this earth to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2018, after a courageously fought battle with cancer. He was born in Nashville, TN, on 15 January 1944, to John and Mary Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy J. Campbell, son James L. Campbell Jr. (Jimbo), Granddaughters Jessica M. Campbell and Samantha J. Campbell, and sister Norma Lynn Warrick.
Jim graduated from Howard High School (Nashville, TN) in 1962. He then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University. He next earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technician from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Jim joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964. He was trained in the Aircrew Training Devices Field, flight simulators. He held a wide variety of positions within this field: flight simulator operation and maintenance for the F-106 fighter interceptors. Performed duties as Team Chief for the F-106 Development Technology Team, developing modifications to keep simulators current with the aircraft. This resulted in over $4 million in savings to the Air Force. He earned a Master Instructor rating and taught digital computer principles to basic and advanced students. He was then selected to join the team responsible for setting up the first active F-15 flight simulator for the Air Force. Afterwards he was selected to become the logistician for the F-106, F-15, and F-111 flight simulators for Tactical Air Command (TAC). Last official duties were Air Force Test Manager for the acquisition of the F-15E and EF-111 Flight Simulator Systems for Aerospace Systems Development (ASD). Before retiring in 1987, he earned his wings as a private pilot.
Jim’s hobbies included flying, stock car racing at various dirt tracks in TN and at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with Jimbo. His favorite hobbies were the early morning fishing trips with Jimbo and camping and boating with the family at the lake.
Jim had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force and served His God and Country with Honor. During his career, he earned a number of awards and medals, notably (2) Meritorious Services Medals. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is a true believer in his God and Jesus Christ. Contributions to Alive Hospice would be greatly appreciated. To leave thoughts or memories, visit www.roselawnfh.com
Viewing, funeral services, and burial will be at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129. Viewing on Friday April 13, 2018 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm and services to celebrate will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00pm. Placement with military honors will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.