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David R. Campbell

January 2, 1934 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 85)
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David R. Campbell, 85, of East Ridge passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at his residence.  He was a lifelong resident of the East Ridge and North Georgia area and was a 1951 graduate of Lakeview High School.  David retired in 1989 from TVA as an Administrative Officer with over 30 years of service.  He was a United States Army Veteran and he most recently attended Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga.  David was known for his generosity, loved his family dearly, and loved his dog, Cashmere.  He was an avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed listening to gospel music, traveling to the beach, and hunting and fishing when he was a young man.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Earline Campbell; parents, James and Iva Campbell; sister, Jackie Powers; brother, Jimmy Campbell; and special nieces, Gayle Bankston and Sherrie Wade.


Survivors include four children, Denise (Rick) Ellison of Ringgold, Pam (Danny Tigue) Ball of Harrison, Jan Brown of Chickamauga, and Guinn (Karen) Campbell of East Ridge; five grandchildren, Loree Harmon, David Evans, Christopher Ball, Joshua Ball, and Haley Atwell; five great grandchildren, Landon Crawford, Lukus Harmon, Ayden Harmon, Larrissa Crawford, and Albree Ball; special great niece, Cassie Wade; and several nieces and nephews.


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The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Donald Hartsfield, the Chattanooga Loss Chord Group, special friends, neighbors, and the East Ridge Police and Fire Departments for their care and friendships throughout the years.


Contributions may be made to the East Ridge Animal Shelter at 1015 Yale St, East Ridge, TN 37412 or to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at


Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. David Harr officiating.


Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Army and the American Legion Post 95.


The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-8p.m. and Friday from 11:00a.m. until the Funeral Hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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