Mount Vernon News
  • James A. Campbell

  • October 5, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — James A. Campbell, 90, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at his home surrounded by his caring family.

He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Dayton, son of the late James M. and Florence (Postlewaite) Campbell. James was a retired industrial chemist and a Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., a former member of First United Methodist Church in Olney, Ill., Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

James is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lila Jean (Lidderdale) Campbell; children, Bonnie (Bill) Lawhon of Mount Vernon, James (Dianna) Campbell of Elizabethtown, Ky., Rick (Cathy) Campbell of Helena, Ark., and Chris (Kim) Campbell of Simpsonville, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Rheagene Sweet.

The family will have a memorial service celebrating the life of James on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Research, Hospice of Knox County or the charity of one’s choice. A later burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon are honored to have been chosen to serve the family of James A. Campbell.

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