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Forest Lee Campbell

December 14, 1936 January 11, 2019
Forest Lee Campbell
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Obituary for Forest Lee Campbell

Forest “Big K” Lee Campbell, 82, of Hickory passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Caldwell Hospice in Lenoir. Born December 14, 1936 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Russell Obra and Lois Pearl Drum Campbell. Forest was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Hickory and was a retired long distance truck driver with Caldwell Freight Line.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Rita Weathers Campbell; 2nd wife, Nancy Maye Campbell; daughter, Regina Teague; 3 sisters, Lorene Woods, Linda Gail Jenkins and Cordie Cline; 4 brothers, Troy, Larry, Check and Kenneth Campbell

He is survived by:
Wife of 26 years: Lesley Shipway Campbell of the home

2 Daughters: Cindy Edmonds and husband Geter of Hudson and Tracy Montgomery and husband Melvin “Monty” of Newton

2 Step-sons: Jim Rainey and wife Tonia of Hudson and Joe Rainey and wife Conla of Lenoir

11 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren

3 Sisters: Maudine Rufty of Catawba, Wilma Hedrick and husband Bill of Claremont and Brenda Bridges of Newton

Brother: James Campbell of Maiden

Son-in-law: Josef Teague of Newton

Brother-in-law: Carl Jenkins of Newton

A number of nieces and nephews

The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hickory with Pastors Paul Christ and Mike Collins officiating. Nephews and Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Graveside will be at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church in Maiden.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00-1:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Messiah Lutheran Church General Fund, 3510 Main Ave Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601, American Lung Association, www.lung.org or a Hospice of your choice.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Campbell family.


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Previous Events

Receiving of Friends

Monday

14

Jan

1:00 PM 1/14/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1/14/2019 1:45:00 PM
Messiah Lutheran Church

3510 Main Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Messiah Lutheran Church
3510 Main Avenue Dr NW Hickory 28601 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

14

Jan

2:00 PM 1/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Messiah Lutheran Church

3510 Main Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Messiah Lutheran Church
3510 Main Avenue Dr NW Hickory 28601 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

3273 Mt. Ruhama Church Road
Maiden, NC 28650

3273 Mt. Ruhama Church Road Maiden 28650 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Messiah Lutheran Church

3510 Main Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601

American Lung Association

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