Phillips Kenneth Campbell, 102, of Claude, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at home.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the old First Christian Church Boxwell Brothers Claude Chapel with Rev. Dan Carter, pastor of Claude United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Avenue.
Mr. Campbell was born Nov. 4, 1910, to Robert Arlen and Nellie Phillips Campbell on the Campbell Ranch in Armstrong County. He graduated from Claude High School and attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He worked for a few years in automobile finance in Oklahoma City and Amarillo. He married Mary Jane Potter on July 11, 1942, in Amarillo and they had three children, Phillips Kenneth Campbell, Jr., Catherine Potter Campbell, and Robert Jesse Campbell.
In 1942, he entered the Army serving as a lieutenant in the South Pacific during WWII. In 1946, upon returning from the war, he engaged in farming and ranching in Armstrong County on the Campbell property.
He served on various committees in Armstrong County, including president of the Claude Independent School District. He was a member of Texas Cattle Feeders, Amarillo Country Club, First Christian Church, United Methodist Church, and master of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Campbell was an avid sports fan, especially for the University of Oklahoma and Claude High School. He loved fly-fishing in Colorado and playing golf at the Amarillo Country Club.
He was preceded in death by Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Campbell; a sister, Sarah Campbell Gant; a brother, John Arlen Campbell; and a son, Dr. Robert Jesse Campbell.
The family would like to express gratitude to his caretaker, Cathy Phillips, Evelyn Johnson, and Sherilynn Immel.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Campbell; a daughter, Catherine Potter Campbell; a son, Phillips K. Campbell, Jr., and a niece, Nancy Gant Hollis.
The family suggests memorials be made to United Methodist Church, 400 Trice Street, Claude, TX 79019; or to Armstrong County Museum, 120 Trice Street Claude, TX 79019.
Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Boxwell Brothers in Claude.