R.C. Campbell, age 69, resident of 701 Fairway, Fort Scott, died unexpectedly late Wednesday, April 2, 2008, of a heart attack, in Goodyear, Ariz., while visiting friends. He was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Fort Scott, the son of Roscoe C. Campbell and Mary Bernice Browning Campbell. R.C. was a 1956 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He attended Fort Scott Community College. He trained for six months at Fort Leonard wood in the Army Reserve program. He married Sharon Jarman on June 15, 1958, in Fort Scott. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this June. He worked in the family business of Campbell Laundry until its closing. He was then employed in sales for Ruddick's for many years. At the time of his death, R.C. worked in real estate sales for Crown Realty and operated a printing business with his wife, Campbell Print Solutions. He attended Community Christian Church and was active in the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce. R.C. was a team captain on the 2008 successful Chamber membership drive. He was a past member of the Lions club and helped organize the Fort Scott Wrestling Club for kids. He was an avid Tiger sports fan in whatever sport at the time and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He was a past member of the Bourbon County Bass Club.
Survivors include his wife Sharon, of the home; two sons, Craig Campbell and wife Jane, and Clay Campbell and wife Teri, all of Fort Scott. Also surviving is a brother George W. Campbell and wife Judy, Versailles, Mo.; a sister E. Joan Sager and husband Jerry, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren, Brett Campbell, Trevor Campbell, Abby Campbell, Erin Campbell and Jenna Campbell; and two great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Campbell and Kennadie Campbell. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Ryan Campbell.
The Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, in the Community Christian Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday at Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either the High School Weight Room Project or Mercy Foundation and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of comfort may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.