Robert Campbell Obituary

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Robert Amos Campbell

November 16, 1930 - January 5, 2014
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CAMPBELL, Robert Amos, 83, of Seminole, FL passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2014, surrounded by family. Born in St. Petersburg of a pioneer Pinellas County family, he grew up here, in Apalachicola, FL, and Macon, GA. in the family hardware business. He graduated high school in San Antonio, TX; attended college in TX and FL, then entered the Korean War where he was a lieutenant in the Army Corp of Engineers. He studied for and became a registered land surveyor opening a business in St. Petersburg in the early 1960's. He held land surveying registrations in 5 states. Bob joined Geo. F. Young, Land Surveyors where he stayed for many years...
CAMPBELL, Robert Amos, 83, of Seminole, FL passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2014, surrounded by family.
Born in St. Petersburg of a pioneer Pinellas County family, he grew up here, in Apalachicola, FL, and Macon, GA. in the family hardware business. He graduated high school in San Antonio, TX; attended college in TX and FL, then entered the Korean War where he was a lieutenant in the Army Corp of Engineers. He studied for and became a registered land surveyor opening a business in St. Petersburg in the early 1960's. He held land surveying registrations in 5 states. Bob joined Geo. F. Young, Land Surveyors where he stayed for many years throughout the 1970's and 80's until once again forming his own business, Campbell Consultants, Inc., where he surveyed Pinellas Co. from one end to the other until his retirement in the late 1990's. He was familiar with most of Pinellas County and could tell many stories about it. He was a well-respected surveyor throughout West Central Florida often testifying as an expert witness. He was past president of the Fla. Society of Professional Land Surveyors, taught at PTEC, and was a mentor to many within the land surveying field. He was a member of the Sertoma and a volunteer fireman. Upon retirement, Bob and Barbara traveled the country until he was afflicted with Parkinson's.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57yrs, Barbara; children, Karen (Roy), Kathy, Judy, and Rob (Debby); grandchildren, Christopher (Lee), Carly (Chriss), Samantha, Natalie, and Robby, and 4 great grandchildren, Jared, Alexa, Emma, and Sadie.
A true southern gentleman, he was instrumental in influencing and rearing family members, from nieces (Wee and Tee), to nephews (Buzz, Terry, Jerry, Ted), and grandsons (Chris and Robby), sharing with them his classic southern style and love for the great outdoors. Bob was beloved by by his wife and family leaving them a rich legacy. He was an expert marksman, avid fisherman, hunter, and camper, he loved Apalachicola oysters, smoked mullet, and the cabin he built on the Withlacoochee River where he taught his family to appreciate and love it as much as he did. Bob was a devout lifelong Episcopalian and member of St. Giles Episcopal Church since 1960, where he was very active throughout the years. Well done, good and faithful servant!
Memorial service Friday, Jan.10,2014 at 1:00pm at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 8271 52nd St. Pinellas Park.

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