September 2, 1912 ~ September 7, 2007
Arthur Robert Campbell
Art Campbell, age 95 and a resident of Redondo Beach for over 50 years, passed away at his home from cancer on September 7. Art was born in Dyer, Arkansas on September 2, 1912. His parents Ella Arbuckle Boyle and Claude Campbell predecease him.
Before he settled in California, he played semi-pro ball in South Dakota as a pitcher and center fielder.
He became involved with Central Redondo Little League in 1980, and acted as a Coach, Manager, Purchasing Agent and Field and Equipment Manager at the Perry Park baseball field. In 1988 at the age of 76 he was honored by the city of Redondo Beach with a proclamation naming the baseball field at Perry Park "Art Campbell Field." Mayor Barbara Doerr also named October 2, 1988 ART CAMPBELL DAY. Art continued in his volunteer position for several more years.
After retiring from Tierney Metals at age 68, Art continued to pursue his two favorite hobbies. He hunted wild game birds in Yuma, Arizona, Tulelake, California, Regina, Canada, Oregon and Texas into his 90â€™s.
Art is survived by his wife of 68 years Agnes (Bock). Son, David Campbell and his wife Margaret and grandson Glenn and granddaughter Kristie Campbell and great grandson Chaz Baragiola. Son Jeff Campbell and wife Chris and grandson Jeffrey and granddaughter Angela (Steve) Ellard. Daughter Melinda (Ralph) Turkolu and granddaughters Lisa Kyle and Jessica (Dennis) Walker. Daughter Stephanie (Bill) Harper and granddaughters, Niki Harper and Stephanie Harper Jr.
A Memorial service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery Cahpel in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, September 18th at 2:00PM.
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