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Richard David Campbell

May 17, 1930 — February 23, 2024

Hot Springs

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Richard David (Dick) Campbell, 93, died Friday, February 23, 2024, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 17, 1930, to John D. and Mattie L. Campbell, the youngest of seven children. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, with humble beginnings, Richard graduated from Christian Brothers Junior College, Memphis State University, and Memphis State University School of Law.   His sales career began with Lawson Stacker and Irvington Machine Works in the forest products industry.  In 1970 he moved his family to Little Rock, Arkansas, when he became the co-owner and president of H. Jack Flanders Company, representing hundreds of manufacturers in the sawmill and woodworking industry. He sold his company to Harvey Engineering and Manufacturing and worked there until his retirement. 

Richard was a proud Marine Corps veteran serving actively during the Korean war for 6 years and was a Marine Corps Reservist for 32 years, achieving the rank of First Sergeant.   Semper Fi. 

Richard married the love of his life, Josephine Rose Burrowes, on February 23, 1952, in Memphis, and rejoined her on what would have been their 72nd wedding anniversary. They had 68 beautiful years together until her death in in 2020. Together they raised seven children. For over 40 years, Richard and Josephine enjoyed the houseboat life at Mountain Harbor on Lake Ouachita that began a lake legacy with their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Richard was known to family, friends, and neighbors as the fix-it man with the right tools and a heart of gold. He had that big, warm smile for everyone he met, including his neighbors on HB boat dock and the Men’s Coffee Club in the Forest Lakes Community. His quiet generosity will forever be fondly remembered by his church family at All Saints Catholic Church.

Richard is predeceased by his parents; wife, Josephine; his first-born son, Richard D. (Ricky) Campbell, Jr.; and all his siblings. He is survived by his children Linda C. Reis (Bryan) of Pearcy, Sharon C. Proctor (Randy) of Dallas, TX, Gary L. Campbell of Austin, AR, Diane R. Campbell of Mt. Ida, Lisa C. Caspall of Hot Springs, and Susan D. Campbell of Mt. Ida, as well as his sweet black dog, Cash. Richard was also proud Papa to six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and another one soon expected.   

Special thanks to his caregivers Sandra, Evelyn, Dewey, Brandi, and Pastor Jeff of Hospice Home Care for their compassionate care. Much love and gratitude to daughters Diane and Lisa for their daily passionate caretaking.

 Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, with Rosary at 7:30 pm in the Smith Family Funeral Home-Hot Springs. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father George Sanders at 11 am on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at All Saints Catholic Church in Mt. Ida, AR.  Interment will be at 1 pm in Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs. 

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Rosary

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - Hot Springs

2205 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Visitation

Thursday, February 29, 2024

10:15 - 10:45 am (Central time)

All Saints Catholic Church

708 Hwy 270 E, Mt Ida, AR 71957

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Mass

Thursday, February 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

All Saints Catholic Church

708 Hwy 270 E, Mt Ida, AR 71957

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