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Ronald Thomas Campbell

April 5, 1940 — February 2, 2023

Ronald Thomas Campbell, 82, of Cleveland, Tennessee passed away February 2, 2023 at Bradley Healthcare & Rehab of Cleveland, Tennessee . He was born on April 5, 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Arnold and Elizabeth (Godsey) Campbell. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Ashbury Sunday School class. Ronnie was a graduate of Meigs County High School where he was an All Star Athlete. He attended Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens, Tennessee where he played basketball until he was called up for the baseball minor league. After joining the minors, he went on to play in the major league with the Chicago Cubs. He was inducted into the Tennessee Wesleyan, Bradley County and Chattanooga Halls of Fame.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Bobbie Cartwright Campbell, sons Jeff (Brenda) Campbell of Cleveland, TN and Scott Campbell of Athens, TN, Mark Irwin (Tonya), Ross Irwin (Lynette) Granddaughter Arian Kennedy (Justin) His daughters Connie (David) East of Ootlewah, TN, and Jessica Lyle of Cleveland, TN. His Sisters Judy Powell of Pensacola, FL, Sally Hawkins of Birchwood, TN, Kathy Rowland of Georgetown, TN, and Janet Wood of Chattanooga, TN and his brother Rick Campbell of Brittsville, TN. Also several nieces and nephews. Special Great Nephew Jacob who Loved his Cubby.

There will not be a formal service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Final Arrangements are being handled by Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel. We invite you to visit his online memorial at and leave precious memories and warm words of comfort for the family in the virtual guestbook.

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