Cecil A. Campbell (Sign Guestbook)

Cecil A. Campbell, a resident of Knoxville, TN since 1935, passed away on April 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Jasper and Edna Campbell; brother, George Campbell; sister, Jeanette Smith; and his wife of 73 years, Lucille Campbell.

Cecil is survived by sister, Mrs. Geneva Henton; brothers, Bill Campbell, Wallace Campbell and wife Vivian, Billy Campbell and wife Marcelle, Jim Campbell and wife Annette, and Don Campbell; children, Larry Campbell and wife Esta, Robert Campbell and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Michelle Franklin, Anderson Campbell and wife April, Michael Campbell and wife Karen, Nicholas Campbell and wife Melissa; great-grandchildren, Sydney Campbell, Rylee Campbell, Mason Campbell, Owen Campbell, Harper Campbell, and Sadie Campbell.

He served during WWII as a Staff Sergeant, US Army Air Force. He was a graduate of Draughn’s Business College and retired from Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company. Cecil was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was a Deacon as well as a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years. He was also a member of Fountain City Lions Club for 37 years where he had served at different times as a President, Diabetes Awareness Chairman, and District Cabinet Member. He was a member of Sertoma Club and was named Fountain City’s Man of the Year in 2002.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to: Central Baptist Church Fountain City (5364 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN 37918), or Fountain City Lions Club, designated for the upkeep of the Fountain City Park and lake (Fountain City Lions Club, P.O. Box 5276, Knoxville, TN 37928).

The family will receive friends from 11:00am-1:00pm on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel (5301 Fountain Road, Knoxville, TN 37918) with a Service to follow at 1:00pm. The burial will be after the service at 3:00pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery (2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918). Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Campbell family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

7 guestbook entries for “Cecil A. Campbell”:

  1. Chaz barber says:

    Having known Uncle Cecil all my life, there are so many memories. I would just like to say that my over-all takeaway is that through everything, he was upbeat, positive, faithful to his God and his family and his communities. These sound like cliches, but as I look back, I see a consistency of character, deep faith, practice, and self-knowledge that I can only yet easily admire. We are but drops in the bucket, but Cecil’s drop will be long remembered by many.

  2. Doug Krohn says:

    Robert and Brenda Campbell may the Lord give you and your family comfort and peace at this time. With the coming days know your Church family is waiting always with open arms.

    John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give onto you, not as the world giveth , I give unto you

    Doug Krohn

  3. Billy Campbell says:

    Cecil will be a missing link from the family, and will always be remembered for his goodness. With love to all of the family, our sincere condolences Billy, Marcelle & Family.

  4. M/M C.D. Garren (NW Camp, Gideons) says:

    We knew Mr. Campbell through prayers for his health and contact with his son-our friend, Larry and this article info. However, it is evident that He and others like Him made the USA a great land! Thanks to his family and though this sorrow is sweet- TRUE JOY comes in the MORNING!!

  5. Lynn Strong says:

    Cecil you will always be n my heart. I love ed the time we shared at Beverly Park Place many stories we just set around on lunch break. You was a remarkable man and I cherish everyday spent with you away Ms . Lynn

  6. Nancy K Thomas says:

    Mr. Campbell was a great man. I took care of him for a year and a half . He was very nice . He often told me,(people who don’t know me call me Mr. Campbell, but those whom love me call me Cecil, then he would say ,please call me Cecil .I truly will miss him.

  7. Helen Prinz says:

    Mr. Campbell sat behind us for many years at UT football games. He was always a gentleman, even when the team was playing poorly. We have fond memories of he and his wife and son Larry from those shared days. We will never forget him. Helen and Steve Prinz

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