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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Will Campbell died last night

     Will was 88. I have made tributes on the facebook wall of my friend at UVA Charles Marsh and at www.baptistlife.com/forums Baptist faith and practice.

   And the facebook wall of Collinsville PTO where Vivvee Monteagudo and Tyler Coker their 8th grade year 99 or so were on stage with Will in Montgomery in a Pacers event.
   I was introduced to Will at Furman in the early 70's by the chaplains LD Johnson and Jim Pitts. I called Pitts, the son of Nixon's barber, a few minutes ago from Ft. Payne and told him a Randy Owen story. We laughed a little near tears with a few memories of Campbell and the things he said.

      Will was the only white man to go the Lorraine MOtel the evening Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in April 1968. I hope that registers with Vivee and Tyler and they understand it someday and tell their grandchildren. They can also tell them they knew me if the want to.

    Here is what the New York Times said:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/us/will-d-campbell-maverick-minister-and-civil-rights-stalwart-dies-at-88.html?hpw

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