Kenneth “Ken” Huff Campbell

November 11, 1937 - September 16, 2016
Kenneth “Ken” Huff Campbell

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Kenneth “Ken” Huff Campbell, 78, of Horse Shoe, NC passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016. He was a son of the late Agnes Parrish and Walter Huff Campbell, Jr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Campbell, and sister, Beth Livingston.

Ken retired from the US Army as a Colonel after 33 years of service. While in the Army, he lived in numerous places in the states, including Hawaii, as well as in Puerto Rico, Panama, Vietnam and Thailand. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Wofford College and a Master’s in Special Studies from George Washington University. Ken was a member of the Carolina Mountain Artists Guild and the owner of Function Plus. For years he enjoyed the craft show circuit traveling as far away as Florida and Virginia to show and sell his hand-crafted home accessories. He also enjoyed tennis, bowling, gardening, and singing in the church choir. Ken was an active member of Etowah United Methodist Church. At the time of his death he was chair of the Church Council. For many years, he led a very successful flea market for church missions. He was a faithful volunteer at Interfaith Assistance Ministry.

Ken was a strong, yet gentle soul, wonderful husband, devoted to his family.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Campbell; son, Scott Campbell (April) of Easley, SC; their three children, Brianna, Nicholas and Katherine; step-daughter, Lisa Lariviere (Sam) of Oak Ridge, TN; step-son, Stephen Grochmal (Carol) of Harrisburg, NC; five step-grandchildren; sister, Susan Thorsland (Oscar) of Liberty, SC; brother, Jerry Campbell (Jan) of Simpsonville, SC; brother-in-law Tim Livingston, of Easley, SC and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held 3pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Etowah United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Etowah United Methodist Church, BY CLICKING HERE or to Homes for our Troops, BY CLICKING HERE.


Sunday, September 25, 2016
3:00 PM

Etowah United Methodist Church - Directions
110 Brickyard Road
Etowah, NC 28729


Sunday, September 25, 2016
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Etowah United Methodist Church - Directions
110 Brickyard Road
Etowah, NC 28729

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  • September 20, 2016
    John griffin lit a candle:
    Lit since September 20, 2016 at 9:37:28 PM

  • September 21, 2016
    Thomas E. Washington, LTC, SigC (Ret.) says:
    I had the pleasure of serving with Ken many years ago. My condolences to all his family and friends.

  • September 22, 2016
    Corinne Williams says:
    You are all in our prayers during this time of grief. He will be much missed.

  • September 22, 2016
    Sarah & Eddie Price says:
    Sorry for your loss. Ken will be missed by his family and many friends. We are keeping him and family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • September 24, 2016
    Melissa Hughes says:
    I had the pleasure of working with Ken for several years at H&R Block. My favorite memory was how his face would light up and he always smiled when he spoke of his son Scott. It was always evident how much he loved Scott and how proud he was of him. Prayers for all of you and I will miss him coming by Binion's to see me.