Sequoyah High School Student ~ 1930s
TAHLEQUAH, OK --- William “Bill” Campbell died June 3, 2008 at his home. Bill and his twin, Willie, were born on October 13, 1927 to Andy and Emma (Pack) Campbell at Barber. Bill went to Sequoyah Orphan Training School when he was 11 or 12 years old. All of his brothers and sisters, except Willie, attended Sequoyah at some period during the 1940s.
Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a teenager. After the war, he returned to Sequoyah and later enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. Bill retired after 20 years of military service in 1967. He moved back Tahlequah and worked at Sequoyah High School for 10 years in the maintenance department. (1971-72-73 in yr-bks)
Bill loved his family, his country, playing golf, silversmithing and watching sports on television.Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nellie; brothers, Dave and George Cameron (Seq Cls '52) ; and his twin, Willie.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Imogene; his children, Kim and Andy; and grandsons, A.J. and Chase and their mother, Jackie Campbell. He also leaves a brother, Eddie and his wife, Wanda; sisters Ann Lair and Fannie Billy; along with his favorite sister-in-law, Louise [Mrs. George] Cameron and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral ceremony will be Monday, June 9, 2008, at Reed Culver Chapel. Burial will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Military honors will be provided by personnel from Fort Sill Army base.
Pallbearers will be Fred Cameron, George Cameron, John Campbell, Darrel Campbell, David Johnson and Glenn Riggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Amon Baker, Chuck Proctor, David Vann, Aaron Johnson, Joey Billy, Stanley Hooper, Dee Sisson and Danny Sisson.