Dateline: January 26, 2006
Funeral services for William
Eugene McCampbell, age 49, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
January 21, 2006, in the St. Stephens Baptist Church in Clarendon with
Rev. Melvin Brooks, Pastor, Elder Roy Williams, and Rev. Jim Kelly,
officiating. Burial was held
at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mr. McCampbell died
Monday, January 16, 2006, in Amarillo.
He was born December 31, 1956, in Clarendon to Walter and Essie
Jean McCampbell. Williams,
known to many as “Rooster,” attended and graduated from Clarendon High
School in 1976. He remained
in Clarendon for years and held various jobs including at the local lumber
yard, also as a cook at local restaurants, and finally obtaining a job
with Burlington Northern Railroad. William
united in holy matrimony to LaRhonda Hicks on August 15, 1981, and later
divorced in the early 90s. He
moved to Amarillo in 1984, where he obtained employment with Weyerhaeuser
and worked until May 1994, at which time he was hospitalized.
He never fully recovered and spent the remainder of his life in a
He was preceded in
death by his father, Walter McCambpell; two grandons, William Smith and
Sean Lowrie; one brother, Walter McCampbell, Jr.; and his grandparents,
B.W. Smith, and Hamilton and Della McCampbell.
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