James A. Campbell passed from the life on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at his home in Arkadelphia. He was born to the union of James and Mattie Mae Thomas Campbell on March 23, 1944 in the Manchester Community.
He professed his hope in Christ at an early age. HE attended Williams Elementary School in the Manchester Community. He was a life-long member of Piney Grove AME Church and he attended until his health declined. He was a member of the Sons of Allen and the Luther Jones Adult Choir.
He married Clinton Bullock and to his union seven children were born. He was a loving father and family was everything to him. James grew up in a time when picking cotton and farming was a way of life. He was a man of many fields and talents. He was a farmer and loved the strength and durability of the John Deer tractor.
By all accounts he was a “jack of all trades”, but his passion was farming. He used his skilled hands to keep his farm in top-notch condition. He was a true outdoors-man and when not working on the farm, he busied himself hunting. James was a very friendly man; though small in stature he had a big heart. He “meant what he said” and “said what he meant.” His natural wit and humor could never be duplicated.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 he entered into eternal rest. He was preceded in death by his children; Linda Joyce Campbell, Gerald Campbell (June 8, 2016), and James Kirt Campbell (December 11, 2017).
Memories will remain with his wife, Clinton Campbell of Arkadelphia; his children, Deloise Campbell of Arkadelphia, Debra (Herman) Monroe of Dallas, TX, Kenny Ray Campbell, Bobby Campbell and Mike Campbell all of Arkadelphia; one sister, Rosie Lee Edwards of Chicago, IL; fifteen grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; his sisters-in-law, Marie Reed of Arkadelphia, Nolia Claxton of Detroit, MI, Cynthia Bullock Henderson of Wichita, KS, Margaret Bullock of Arkadelphia, JoAnn Bullock of Arkadelphia, Servada Berry of Arkadelphia, and Nelda Bullock of Arkadelphia and a brother-in-law, Roland Bullock of Prescott, AR.
Services to celebrate his life will be Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Paul AME Church, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. TW Scott, pastor and Rev. C.O. Dansby, eulogist. The family hour will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday, March 20, 2020 with the. Public visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery.