The News Courier
Thomas Roame Campbell, 73, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom was born Sept. 3, 1940, at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York. Following graduation from Athens High School in 1958, Tom was a mechanical engineering major at Georgia Tech. Later he became a partner in English-Swedish Spares in Alpharetta, Georgia, the largest supplier of recycled English-Swedish auto parts in the Southeast.
Tom was an avid reader, woodworker and model airplane enthusiast. He built several full-scale replica World War 1 Fokker DR-1 airplanes that were installed in restaurants along the East Coast.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Campbell of Athens, Alabama.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Campbell and wife Allison of Portland, Oregon, and Stanley Campbell and life partner Heidi Reardon of Kittery, Maine; two granddaughters, Nora Fisher Campbell and Oona Fisher Campbell of Portland, Oregon; brother, Jack Campbell and wife Malle of Madison, Alabama; sister, Doris Durham and husband Charles of Athens; several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. Memorial gifts may be made to Visiting Nurse Health System/Hospice Atlanta, Athens-Limestone Public Library Foundation, or Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House.