Bob Campbell, 86, retired minister and director of missions, died Jan. 9 in Collierville. He was DOM of Fayette Baptist Association, based in Somerville, for 10 years. He also was pastor, First Baptist Church, Gleason; Macedonia Baptist Church, Kenton; First Baptist Church, Rockwood; and others and helped found First Baptist Church, Macon. Campbell formerly was on the staff of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board and the New England Baptist Convention. Fayette Association developed the Bob Campbell Mission Scholarship Fund several years ago to honor him. Campbell is survived by his wife Ann, three daughters, and several grandchildren.
Ruth S. Bradley, 87, retired staff member of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, died Jan. 9 in Nashville. She worked in the TBC Executive Office for 20 years and as assistant to the recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years. Bradley is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Bobbie Wilson, 84, died Jan. 17 in Knoxville. She was on the Executive Board of Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union, was WMU director of Knox County Baptist Association and helped organize International Friends, a ministry in the Nashville area. Her husband, Earl Wilson, was president of the Tennessee Baptist Foundation, based in Brentwood, from 1983-95 and was pastor of five churches and interim pastor of 11 churches. She is survived by Earl, her husband of 67 years; two children; two grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. [Read more…]