Lawrence Roosevelt Campbell Sr. (OoLee) was born on Dec. 8, 1931 to the late Suzie Tolliver and Alphonso Campbell.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 30 plus years. After retirement, Roosevelt continued to work as head butcher for the military bases for another 15 years.
He married his first wife, Gloria, in 1955. From this union were born four children. After 49 years of marriage, Gloria passed away.
After the passing of his first wife, Lawrence moved back to his home in Scottsboro in 2005 to be with his brothers and sisters. Lawrence fell in love with Geneva Evans. After two years of dating, they were united in matrimony and added three more children to the family.
Lawrence liked cowboy movies. As a matter of fact, he was a “Western Movie” man. He loved eating at Mud Creek Restaurant every Friday.
He was also a big jokester and loved to laugh. Lawrence was big on family and worked hard. He joined Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2010 under Rev. Jonathan Richardson.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Gaines.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Geneva E. Campbell of Scottsboro; two brothers, James “Doc” (Ruby) Campbell of Scottsboro and Ralph (Shirley) Tolliver of Huntsville; one sister, Sadie Tolliver Henry of Scottsboro; five children, Kevin Keppard of Huntsville, Gwennette Campbell of Houston, Texas, Rhonda Campbell (Connie) Johnson and Lawrence “Larry” Campbell Jr. both of Vallejo, California and Brenda (Anthony) Wright of Hayward, California; three stepchildren, Deborah (Doug) Williams and Herbert Evans Jr. both of Scottsboro and Vanessa (Gary) Fomby of Ooltewah, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Rickesha, Angelique, Roy, Endia, Kristopher, Lauryn, Jaliyah and Demariay; two step-grandchildren, Kellie and Gabriel; two lifelong friends, Rev. William Reed of Wichita, Kansas and John Contrell of Oakland, California and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 12-2 p.m., at Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 2 p.m., at Rudder Funeral Home with Rev. Lasagne (Lacy) Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.