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Harry Campbell died yesterday It hurt when I got the word He's safe and well with Peggy now Passing away in his sleep, I heard Red and Tex, as they were known Had been friends with Luke for years They welcomed me with open arms With a friendship warm and dear I can see them sitting on the porch Retirees watching the world go by Tex in her rocker; Red in his chair Greeted by neighbors and passers-by So many times, we visited them And talked from their front stoop Of old times and of new times Keeping each other in the loop Sweet Peggy died in 2006 And Harry trudged on alone Dependent now on oxygen His daughter moved into his home Red and I have always kept in touch On the phone and with Christmas cards "I'm going to miss you, my dear friend. Please give Luke and Peggy my regards." Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© February 12, 2009 All Rights Reserved

Harry Campbell

Harry "Red" Clay Campbell, 79, of Phelps, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, W.Va.

He was born in Bluefield, Va., Feb. 13, 1929, a son of the late Jack and Blanche Campbell.

He was a steel worker. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Joyce Campbell; and one sister, Jacqueline Wolford.

He is survived by one son, Harry Clay Campbell Jr. of Phelps; three daughters, Joyce F. Campbell of Phelps, Jolene Casey of Bean Station, Tenn., Donnette Frazier; one brother, Roy Cambell of Phelps; and one sister, Clara Wolford of Phelps; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Phelps Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. William Cornn officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery, Chloe Road, Pikeville. Arrangements are under direction of Phelps Funeral Services.

Courtesy of Appalachian News Express

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