Leslie Caine Campbell

Leslie​ ​Caine​ ​Campbell,​ age ​85,​ ​Hoschton,​ ​died​ ​Friday,​ ​October​ ​20,​ ​2017. He​ ​is​ ​survived​ ​by​ ​his​ ​wife​ ​of​ ​56​ ​years,​ ​Bettye​ Campbell;​ ​two​ ​daughters,​ ​Cathy Campbell ​ Jordan,​  Buford, Ga., and​​ Roxane​ Campbell​ ​​Rose, ​Jefferson, ​ Ga.;​​ ​two    sons-in-law, ​ Tommy​ Jordan,​​ Jr.,​ ​ Buford,​  and​  ​Brent ​Rose,  Jefferson;​ ​a​ grandson,​ Campbell ​ Jordan,​  Buford;​ two​  ​ brothers-in-law​ and​ ​sisters-in-law,​ ​ Tommy​  and​ Barbara​ Bryan, ​ West​  ​ Point,​ ​ Ms.,​   ​ and​   ​ ​Ed     ​  and​   ​ ​Marge  Bryan,​​  ​Allen, ​ ​Tx; ​ ​two ​ nieces,​ ​Missy​​  ​Kocher,      Frisco, ​ Tx.,​   ​ and​   ​ Nancy​ Bryan,​ ​ Allen;​ and​ ​ step-grandsons,​ ​Jesus ​ Medrano​  ​and​ ​Carlos​ Medrano,​ ​Buford. Dr. ​ Campbell​ ​ was​   ​ preceded​     ​ in​ ​ death​ ​ ​by   his​​  ​parents,  ​George ​ and​ ​  Nell​   Campbell,​ and​ ​his ​ brother, George​ ​ Campbell​  ​ ​Jr.,​ all​  ​ of​ ​ West​ ​Point.​​ ​He​ was​​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​Jefferson First ​ United​ ​ Methodist​ ​ Church​ ​ in​ ​ Jefferson.​  Dr. ​ ​Campbell​  was​   ​ born​  ​ June​ ​ 5​ , ​ 1932​,​ in​ ​ New ​ Orleans,​ ​La.,​ ​graduated​ from​​ ​West Point ​ High School​ in​ ​ 1950​ , ​ and​​ received ​ a​ ​ ​bachelor’s  degree​​ from​  ​Mississippi​ ​State​ University ​ in​ ​ 1955​      ​ ​and​ a​ ​​Ph.D.​ ​in​ ​history​ ​from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ Mississippi​​ ​in​ ​1964. He ​ served​     ​ in​ ​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​Navy ​ from​ ​ 1955​     ​ to​  1958​  ​as ​ a​​    ​Naval​  Air​ ​Intelligence ​officer and ​ in​ ​ the​  U.S.​  ​ Naval​  Reserve​ ​​for​ ​10 ​​years. Dr. ​ Campbell​ ​ worked​  ​as​ ​a​ ​broadcaster​ for​​ ​several ​​radio​ ​stations,​ ​including WROB ​ in​ ​ ​West​ ​Point;​ ​WCBI​ ​in​ ​Columbus,​ ​Ms.; ​ WSUH​  in​ ​ Oxford,​  ​Ms.;​ and ​ was​   ​ the​    ​ first​    disc ​ jockey​  ​on​ ​the​ ​air​ ​for​ ​WONA​ ​in​ ​Winona,​ Ms.​ ​ In​ ​ later​ ​years, ​​he​ was known​ ​ ​as Citizen​ Caine ​ on​ ​ a​ ​ Winder,​ ​ Ga.,​ ​  ​radio ​ station.​  Dr. ​ Campbell​ ​ was​  at​ Ole​ Miss​ when​ ​James ​Meredith  ​entered ​ ​the ​ university​ in​ 1962. ​ At​  ​ WSUH,​ ​ Dr.​ ​Campbell​ ​and​​ ​other​ ​employees​ reported​ ​ on​ ​the ​ historical​ ​ event,​  provided ​ news​ feeds​ ​ to​ ​ national​  media,​  ​and ​ worked​ ​ with ​the  journalists​ ​ who​ came​ ​ to​ Oxford ​ to​ ​ report​ ​ on​ ​ Meredith’s​ ​ enrollment.​ When​ ​Oxford​ ​resident​ ​William​ ​Faulkner​ ​died,​ ​Dr.​ ​Campbell​ ​broadcast continuous,​ ​commercial-free ​ music​ on​  WSUH​  during​​  ​the famed​ author’s​  ​funeral. Dr. ​ Campbell​ ​ was​   ​​a​ ​professor​ ​at​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Tennessee​ ​at ​​Martin​ from​ 1966-67 ​ and​ ​ at​ Arkansas​  College​  from​  ​1967-68.  He​ ​ was​  ​associate dean​ ​of​​ the​ ​ College​   of ​ Liberal​ Arts​ at​ Auburn​ University​ ​from​ 1968-1986​,​ ​when​ ​he​ ​became​ ​acting​  dean​  because ​ politics​  at​ ​ the​    ​ highest​ ​ level​  ​ ​prevented​ ​him​ ​from​ ​being​ named​ ​dean.​ ​He​​ ​retired in​ ​1992. During​ ​his​ ​time​ ​in​ ​Auburn,​ ​Dr.​ ​Campbell​ ​served​ ​in​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​roles​ ​on​ ​campus and ​ in​ ​ the​ ​ town,​ ​ including​ ​​chairman of​ the​ ​​Lee County​ Democratic​  ​ Committee,​  ​ president​ of ​ the​  ​Rotary​ ​Club,​ ​chairman​ ​of​ ​the ​​Auburn ​​University​ ​Student ​ Discipline​ ​ Committee,​ and​ ​member​ ​at​ ​Auburn ​ ​United​ ​Methodist ​ Church.​ He​​ also​​ ​was ​ ​instrumental ​ in​ ​ the​ formation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Auburn​ ​University​ ​Arts​ ​&​ ​Humanities​ ​Council,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ student​  honors​ ​program.  In​ ​addition,​ ​Dr.​ ​Campbell​ ​wrote​ ​four​ ​books,​ ​including ​ ​ “A ​ History​ ​ of​ ​ Pharmacy​  in​ Mississippi,”​ ​his​ ​doctoral​ ​thesis;​ ​“A​ ​Reminder​ ​of​ ​Stones,”​ ​a​ ​Western​ ​novel;​ ​“Passage​ ​to Ylem,”​ ​a​ ​theological​ ​thesis;​ ​and​ ​“Mickey,​ ​Do​ ​You​ ​Hear​ ​Them​ ​Singing?”,​ ​his autobiography. Dr.​ ​and​ ​Mrs.​ ​Campbell​ ​moved​ ​to​ ​Kerrville,​ ​Tx.,​ ​in​ ​1992,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​Hoschton,​ ​Ga.,​ ​in 1999.  The​ visitation​ ​ was​ Sunday,​ ​October ​22, 2017  at​      ​  ​Lawson  Funeral​ Home Chapel. The memorial​ ​service​ was held at ​ ​Jefferson​ ​First ​ ​United​ Methodist​ ​​Church​ ​on​ ​Monday,​ ​October ​ 23, 2017.​  The​ ​memorial​ ​service​ ​was​ ​led​ ​by​ ​Rev.​ ​Chris​ ​Laskey,​ ​Rev.​ ​Bob​ ​Reynolds,​ ​and​ ​Tommy Jordan,​ ​Jr. Donations​ ​may​ ​be​ ​given​ ​to​ ​Jefferson​ ​First​ ​United​ ​Methodist​ ​Church,​ ​Kindred Hospice ​ at​ ​ Piedmont​ ​Athens​ ​Regional​ ​Hospital,​ ​or ​​the​ Historical​​ ​Society​ ​of​ ​Jackson County. Celebration​ ​of​ ​Life​ ​arrangements ​  ​ by​ Lawson​ ​Funeral​  Home​, 4532 Hwy 53,  Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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