Paul Campbell

Hamilton County

, Jr.Paul Campbell Jr. died at home on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Born in Chattanooga on Dec. 23, 1915, he was predeceased by his parents, Paul Campbell Sr. and Margaret Meriwether Campbell; by his sister, Margaret Douglas Campbell Carden; by his half-sisters, Anna Wilds and Catherine Wilds; and by his wife, Nelson Chambliss Whitaker Campbell.He leaves behind his daughter, Nelson D. Campbell and his sons Paul (Emily) Campbell III, Michael Ross Campbell and Douglas Meriwether (Faith) Campbell Sr. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Nelson Meriwether Campbell, Montpelier, Vt., Eleanor Wilds Whitaker (Matthew Shallbetter), Alexandria, Va.,Paul Campbell IV, Chattanooga, Kolter McFall Campbell, Chicago, Katherine Overton Campbell, New York City, Ransom Whitaker Campbell, Nashville); Douglas Meriwether Campbell Jr., Honolulu, Hunter Alexander Campbell, Knoxville; James McDonnell Campbell, Quito, Ecuador; and Crayton Foster Campbell, Knoxville. Through his granddaughter Eleanor, he has two great-grandchildren, Tristan Rhys Shallbetter and Kes Briallen Shallbetter, Alexandria, Va.He was educated at Missionary Ridge and McCallie Schools, Union College (Schenectady, NY) and George Washington School of Law. In 1940, he began practicing law in Chattanooga with his father and Mr. James Finlay at Finlay & Campbell. With the outbreak of the war, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1942-44) and later the United States Navy (1944-46).At the end of the war, he resumed the practice of law in Chattanooga with Finlay & Campbell. On Mr. Finlays withdrawal in late 1950, the firm became Campbell & Campbell, and in the 1970s he was joined in the practice by each of his three sons.Mr. Campbell was a member of the Chattanooga and American Bar Associations and was elected to membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Foundations. For many years he was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and the First Christian Church. He later transferred his membership to First-Centenary Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on the board.Always enthusiastic about sports, he played high school and college football and baseball and later church league softball. He was a handball stalwart at the YMCA and played tennis for many years at Fairyland Club and Manker Patten. He still enjoyed a regular tennis game into his 90s. But always the anchor of his life was his wife, Nelson, to whom he was married for over 70 years.The family notes with appreciation the loving care given him and his wife by Verna Bailey, Phyllis McClure, Brenda Tinker and Marilyn Gilbert. In addition, two of his physicians and friends, Mitch Mutter and Dan Fisher, went well beyond the norms of professional care in the love and personal attention given him. Finally, we would be remiss not to mention the loyalty, love and assistance he received from Cindy Jones, the firm office manager.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 1:30 that day in the church.Memorials can be made to any charity, but the family notes its collective appreciation for Hospice and their parents attachment to the church.

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