Fred Campbell, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home.
The son of the late Ida Mae and Samuel Elliot Campbell of Fulton, Ky., Fred was born May 8, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paris, Dean and James Campbell.
A 50-year resident of Oak Ridge, he lived most recently at Greenfield of Oak Ridge. There, he was lovingly cared for by his wife, Patty Glover Campbell, during the decline of his health in recent years, following open heart surgery, from which he never fully recovered.
At the age of 18, he went into military service in World War II and served as a scout in the U.S. Army in European campaigns in Germany and Austria. At the end of the war, his unit entered a German prison camp on the second day after its liberation. [Read more…]