Baylor Mourns Death of Retired History Professor

Nov. 17, 2009

Baylor University is mourning the death of Dr. Stanley Campbell, Professor Emeritus of History at Baylor, who passed away Nov. 18. Dr. Campbell taught at Baylor from 1970 until his retirement in 1998. A memorial service for Dr. Campbell will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Miller Chapel.

Dr. Campbell was born in West Portal, Colo., on Oct. 30, 1926. He spent his early life in Colorado and Montana as a cowboy, then served his country in World War II in the Navy attached to a bomber squadron, and then in Korea on board aircraft carriers, including the USS Oriskany and USS Midway.

After receiving degrees from Ole Miss and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Dr. Campbell began his teaching career at Virginia Military Institute in 1961, then joined Baylor in 1970 as a professor of history.

He is survived by his wife, Robbi Howell; his children, Beth C. Drain, Stanley W. Campbell Jr., Paul T. Campbell, and Laura Gunn; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Please keep the Campbell family in your thoughts and prayers.

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