Robert “Bob” Willis Campbell, 76, passed away March 14, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 7, 1936, in New Castle, and was a Pendleton resident most of his life.
Bob owned Campbell’s Shell Service Station in Pendleton for many years and later drove a school bus for South Madison Community Schools for 11 years. As a devoted public servant, he was elected and re-elected as Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Pendleton serving from 1988 until 1995. Bob also served as a Town Council Member for 11 years, from 2000 until 2010, being elected and twice re-elected.
He was a graduate of Carthage High School and served honorably in the Navy and later in the Naval Reserves and Air Force Reserves. Bob attended New Life Wesleyan Church. He was a member of Fortville Masonic Lodge 207 F.&A.M. and Pendleton AMVETS Post 26. He was a past member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Evalina “Winnie” Ruth (Orr) Campbell, whom he married June 22, 1958, in Ingalls; two sons, Bret Willis (Angela) Campbell of Greenfield and Bradley Wayne Campbell of Anderson; four grandchildren, Malachi J. Campbell, Ashley Anne (Scott) Huse, James Patrick McDaniel and Carson Willis Campbell; a great-grandson, Kenneth Eian Huse; sister, Sandra Sue Collis of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Willis and Hattie May (Rose) Campbell; and siblings, Ann Dudley, Arlie Dudley, Marsha Campbell, Sarah Campbell, Vernon Campbell, Roy Campbell, Peggy Campbell, Donnie Campbell and Virgil Campbell.
Visitation was held 3 – 8 p.m., on Tuesday March, 19, and from 10 -11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 20, at Lahm Chapel. Services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton with Pastor Lance Stevens officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Gravel Lawn Cemetery near Fortville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Cure PSP Foundation, 30 E. Padonia Rd. Suite 201 Timonium, MD. 21093.
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