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Arthur Wallace Campbell Jr.

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ARTHUR WALLACE CAMPBELL JR. died November 26. He was born on November 6, 1923 in Little Rock, the son of Arthur Wallace and Margaret McCain Campbell, he was reared at Scott, Arkansas. He attended school at Scott, Little Rock Senior High School (Class of 1941) where he was in P.I.E. fraternity, and Texas A&M (Class of 1945, although he received his degree in 1947 after returning from military duty). He served as an engineer in the Army during World War II, being in Europe 1944-46, retiring as a captain. He held various positions for three major construction companies: Morrison-Knudson, Harbert and Daniel, primarily in the United States (two with local connections were as project manager on Table Rock Dam on the White River in the 1950s and Murray Hydroelectric Plant in the 1980s, the excavation for which created a small body of water in Cook's Landing Park in North Little Rock that was named Lake Campbell in his honor), Morocco and Turkey, but with other temporary assignments in France, Iran, Mozambique, Vietnam and Venezuela. He retired in Greenville, South Carolina in 1989. In 1949 he married Florence Hill of Louisville, Kentucky. They had two children: Bonnie and Bruce. Florence died in 1994. After Florence's death he married Betty Brown Wickard whom he had dated in high school, and moved back to Little Rock. Betty died in 2003. Following his return to Little Rock he was active in All Souls Church at Scott, Scott Connections, volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels and Arkansas Hospice, and after moving to Presbyterian Village in 2008 was on the Residents' Council. The family is grateful for the care provided by the staff of Presbyterian Village, You First Medical and Arkansas Hospice. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bruce Philip Campbell; his first wife, Florence; his second wife, Betty; and his daughter, Bonnie Campbell Hill. He is survived by his son-in-law, Steve Hill (Beverley) of Edmonds, Washington; grandchildren: Keith Bolling (Shireen Shahrivar) of Seattle; Dr. Laura Campbell of Los Angeles; and Bruce Hill of San Francisco; the daughters of Betty Wickard Campbell: Ann Willis of Heber Springs and Jane Rogers (Jay) of Little Rock, and their children and grandchildren; his sister, Ann Campbell Payne of Knoxville, Tennessee and his brother, the Reverend Donald K. Campbell, II of Little Rock. There will be a visitation on Saturday, December 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Presbyterian Village, 510 Brookside Drive, Little Rock , in the Campbell foyer of the chapel. After the burial of ashes in Mt. Holly Cemetery there will be a 2 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, December 14 at All Souls Church, 4601 Walker's Corner Road, Scott, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock 72116; All Souls Church, Scott, Ark. 72142; Scott Connections, P.O. Box 214, Scott, Ark. 72142; Presbyterian Village, 510 Brookside Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72205; or another charity of your choice. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home.www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Published December 8, 2019

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