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February 17, 2014

CMSgt. (retired) Robert "Bob" Campbell Jr.

TIFTON — CMSgt. (retired) Robert "Bob" Campbell Jr., of Tifton, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 with his family at his side.  A celebration of life will be held at noon Wednesday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Corbitt and the Rev. Joe McDaniel officiating.

Mr. Campbell was born September 15, 1928 in Luray, Va. to the late Etta Campbell and Robert Thomas Campbell Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Campbell; brother, Rufus (Buck); and sisters, Cora Hoak and Margaret Bailey. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Bolingbroke.

He was a retired chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force serving his country for 38 years, 20 years of active duty and 18 years in civil service. While in the Air Force he served in both World War II and the Korean War.

He was actively involved  with South Macon Boys Baseball Little League in the 60s and 70s, he loved Donna’s ABAC softball teams and was known as “Pops” to many as he traveled and kept score for the teams for more than 15 years, and worked with his son at Campbell’s Collision Center in Bolingbroke for more than 20 years.

Mr. Campbell is survived by one brother, Norlan (Sparky) Campbell of Luray, Va.; and by his children, Robbie McAnally and her husband Rudy McAnally of Perry, Tommy Campbell and his wife Terri Campbell of Bolingbroke and Donna Campbell of Tifton; four grandchildren, Lane Coffee of Sioux Falls, S.D., Kayde Campbell of Bolingbroke, Karli Campbell Buxton and her husband Daniel Buxton of Macon and Kerri Campbell of Bolingbroke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bob “Pops” Campbell to the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) Foundation – Softball Program, ABAC 13, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton GA 31793.

 Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

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