Graveside services will be held June 3 for a Newport attorney who served for a brief time as a Tennessee Senator.
Mr. Roy Campbell Jr. passed away on May 28. He was 91.
He attended Newport Grammar School and graduated from Cocke County High School in 1945. He then entered the University of Tennessee. After a tour of military service, he returned to UTK, where he eventually received his law degree in 1951. That year, he opened his private practice, Campbell & Hooper, in Newport.
He actively practiced law in Newport for over sixty years. In 1983, he was elected to the Tennessee Senate in the 93rd General Assembly.
Costner-Maloy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Roy Campbell Jr. Burial with military honors in Union Cemetary.