American Veteran 09

Bob Campbell

March 18, 1945 ~ July 2, 2022 (age 77)

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Robert Gene Campbell, age 77, of Kendallville, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at home. Bob was born in Auburn, Indiana on March 18, 1945 to the late Cleo Arthur “Bud” Campbell and Maxine Eldora (Shutt) Campbell. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1963 and honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1962–1965 during the Vietnam War. He married Betty Dean Ritchie on November 24, 1979 in Wolcottville. Bob was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association from 1975–1980. He was the retired owner of Shadow Bowl Bowling Center in Kendallville and honored member of the Kendallville Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He coached the high school bowling team and developed a youth bowling program in Kendallville. Bob was also an avid angler and life member of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, life member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge for more than 50 years, and member of the American Legion Post 86.  Bob loved airplanes and flying, and he was a commissioner on the Kendallville Aviation Board. He loved bass fishing, hunting, golf, bowling, shooting and building model airplanes. Bob loved Notre Dame football, Indiana University basketball, attending kids and grandkids play events, gathering around the fire pit with his family, vacations and get-aways to Tennessee. 

Survivors include:
Wife, Betty Campbell of Kendallville.
Daughter, Debbie and Jim Fugate of Rome City.
Daughter, Kathy and Barry Bley of Rome City.
Daughter, Nancy Campbell of Fort Wayne.
Son, Terry Lewis of Kendallville.
Daughter, Sheri and Chad Walkup of Kendallville.
Son, Bobby and Rachel Campbell of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Brother, Jerry and Sandy Campbell of Kendallville.
Brother, Sam and Carol Campbell of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Maxine Campbell and an infant sister, Nancy Campbell.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 8, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Bethel Christian Baptist Church, U.S. Hwy 6 at S.R. 9 north, Kendallville. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Christian Baptist Church with Pastor Zach McCue officiating.
Burial with military honors will take place at Orange Cemetery near Rome City.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.

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July 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church
Hwy 6 and SR 9 North
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
July 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church
Hwy 6 and SR 9 North
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

July 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Orange Cemetery
North 175 East
Rome City, IN 46784

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