Sam Dudley Campbell Sr., 93, of the Wheel Community of Bedford County, died Sunday morning, May 20, 2012, in Shelbyville.
He was the son of the late John and Lela Harber Campbell. A graduate of Marshall County High School, Mr. Campbell was a retired farmer and trucker. He also was a country dealer for the Virginia-Carolina and Armour fertilizer companies. Mr. Campbell was a former member of the board of directors of Bedford County General Hospital, served as an election official at the Wheel precinct for many years, and as a trustee of the Wheel Cemetery. A member of Shelbyville First United Methodist Church, he served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the administrative board.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Cook Campbell, who died in 1961, a sister, and a brother.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mazle Duggin Campbell of Wheel; two sons, John (Sarah) Campbell of Lewisburg and Sam (Regina) Campbell Jr. of Wheel; a granddaughter, Mary Evelyn Campbell; and a grandson, Sam Riley Campbell.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 22, at Shelbyville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Smith and Dr. Lloyd Doyle officiating. Burial followed in the Wheel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 184, Shelbyville, TN 37160 or to Wheel Cemetery, c/o Patsy Cook, 129 Haskins Chapel Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, was in charge of arrangements.