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Jack Campbell

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Jack Campbell, 79, of Gideon, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at his residence.

Born Aug. 6, 1927, in Swifton, Ark., son of the late Johnny and Nellie McDaniel Campbell, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII and was owner/operator of Campbell Furniture. In 1969 he formed the notorious group, Jack Campbell and the Ambassadors. There were two members, age twelve and three members age nine. The group remained the same until they graduated high school. New members were added from time to time. One of the new members added in 1974 was Charlene Hill Campbell, the wife of Jack Campbell. Approximately thirty-five different people have been members of the group during its thirty-four years of ministry. Several former members now sing with nationally know groups.

In 1977 the group signed a recording contract with Calvary Records of Nashville, Tenn. Jack has performed on the Grand Old Opry stage and numerous auditoriums, traveled several states and performed with many famous Gospel and Country Groups during his career.

His music has been recorded by top gospel artists such as Kirk Tally, The Cathedrals, The Rambos, Inspirations, Speers, Jimmie Davis, John Starnes, Florida Boys and the most recent, George Jones recorded his song, "I Know a Man Who Can."

In May of 1948, he married Vivian Delores Walker, who preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1973. On June 6, 1974, he married Charlene Campbell, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one son, Chris Campbell and wife, Sandy, of Clarkton, Mo.; one granddaughter, Jessica Campbell, of Nashville and one grandson, Caleb Campbell, of Murray, Ky.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Hubert, Ray, W.P., Joe, Gus and Robert Campbell.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.