Norman Campbell


Norman Lee Campbell, 81, of Westport, Indiana, passed away at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Indiana.

He was born on July 7, 1935, in Forrest Hill, Indiana, the son of Forrest M. and Artunis (Giddings) Campbell. He was born and raised in Forrest Hill and graduated from Burney High School in 1953. He retired in 2002 from ML-KS Bearings in Greensburg after 47 years of service.

He was a past member of the Westport Kiwanis Club, where he had served as president five times, past Lt. Governor for the Farmland Division from 1986-1987, Westport IOOF Lodge #681 and Letts United Methodist Church. He was an IHSAA official in baseball, softball and basketball for 22 years and he had coached youth baseball and softball for many years. He was a past member of the Decatur County Community School Board, Decatur County Rural Water Board, Decatur County Parks Board, Westport Area Community Building Board and had worked the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 37 years and was an avid Reds and Colts fan.

He married Doris (Allee) Hillenburg on October 12, 1991, at the Letts United Methodist Church, and she survives. Other survivors include his son, Mark Alan Campbell of Newburgh; his daughters, Pamela Elaine (Randy) Cooper of Hartsville, Janet Lynne (Ed) Hodson of Greensburg and Christie Jo (John Jr.) Clark of Haymarket, Virginia; sisters, Clara (Robert) Smith of Holton, Thelma Meece of Greensburg; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clifford Dale Campbell and Freddie Earl Campbell; sister, Lillie Gibson; and a great-granddaughter, Aidyn Rylee Campbell Hodson.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with the Rev. Janet Hodson and the Rev. Mitch Herrell officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Aerie Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Westport Kiwanis Club or the Good Shepherd Christian Academy.

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