CAMPBELL (VETERAN KOR), RALPH C. SAMMY - Baxter County, Arkansas | RALPH C. SAMMY CAMPBELL (VETERAN KOR) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Ralph C. Sammy CAMPBELL (VETERAN KOR)

Galatia Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Light Weapons Infantryman US Army
Korea
November 27, 1930--October 7, 1997
Purple Heart

A double tombstone was erected in the Galatia Cemetery for Ralph C. Sammy Campbell and his mother Katie Lee Graham Campbell Payne. A number of years after the tombstone was erected, Mr. Campbell died in Sepulveda, California, and was buried in the Tehachapi Public Cemetery, Tehachapi, California. Even so, the family went ahead and had the death date inscribed on the marker in the Galatia Cemetery which gives the appearance that he was buried there.

Calico Rock Current
October 16, 1997
Ralph 'Sammy' Campbell of Tehachapi, California, was born November 27, 1930, in Shawnee, Oklahom. He died October 7, 1997, in Sepulveda, California. He was 66.
Mr. Campbell served in the Army as a Light Weapons Infantryman in Korea, where he was injured in the conflict resulting in his being discharged with permanent disability of September 30, 1951. For this injury he was the recipient of a Purple heart. He was very patriotic person, who was people oriented. he was a resident of Calico Rock for over 40 years where he lived with his mother. Mr. Campbell was a good neighbor to those living nearby, particularly elderly folk, who often called on him to assist them in doing their errands. All of this he accomplished willingly. He was afflited with the VFW, American Legion, and the Disabled American Vets in Arkansas. He moved to Tehachapi in 1993, where he lived with his sister.
Survivors include his sister, Lovie Jean Herin of Tehachapi, California; six nieces Vicki Hively, Iva Mae Hoffman, and Loraine Mitchell, all of Arkansas, Jackie Crawford of Missouri, Judy Muell of Tehachhapi, California, and Louanna Goodwin of Huntington Beach, California; a nephew, Ray Honneycutt of Indiana; and grand nieces and grandnephews, Debbie LaMantia, Judy Lupex, Carol Johnson, Clint Goodwin, Louanna Searles, Michael Muell and Mark Muell.
Funeral services were held October 11, 1997, at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel in Tehachapi, California.
Interment was at the Tehachapi Public Cemetery under the direction of Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 11/3/08 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 11/3/08 • Approved: 4/11/12 • Last Updated: 7/29/12 • R92589-G0-S3

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