Dr. Orman Clarence Campbell, 96, of Henderson passed away Monday evening, Aug. 1, 2022 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Bro. Joey Edwards and Bro. Keith Brown officiating. Burial followed in Henderson City Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon-2 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials or honorariums be made in his name to the Chester County Lions Club Vision Program to help with eye care exams and eye wear for the underprivileged.
He was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 23, 1925. He grew up in Memphis and graduated from East High School in 1943. He then entered the US Navy during World War II and served three years as a 3rd Class Petty Officer on the USS General Harry Taylor. After his service in the Navy he attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He graduated in March of 1949 with a Doctor of Optometry.
He married Maerene Gary of Milledgeville in 1947, and his first practice was in Bristol and later in Dresden before moving to Henderson in 1953 to open Orman Campbell, O.D. Office of Optometrists.
He served as a Chester County Commissioner and was very instrumental in getting East and West Chester Elementary Schools built. He served 69 years in the Chester County Lions Club. He also served as chairman of Governor Winfield Dunn’s Committee to Employ the Handicapped.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church serving as chairman of the Trustees and Head Usher for 30 years. He was named Outstanding Citizen of the year by the Henderson – Chester County Chamber of Commerce in 2017.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Edith) Campbell of Stantonville; daughter, Cathy (Steve) Holland of Nashville; grandson, Justin (Jennifer) Campbell; and three great grandchildren, Jaycee Campbell, Jesson Campbell and Jaina Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a twin brother, Norman Campbell; and sister, Edwina Campbell.