Lehman Shelby (Sam) Campbell, 82, of DeFuniak Springs, died Friday afternoon, October 6, 1989, in a local hospital.
He was a native of Newton, Ala. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Concerned Christian Church, the Natural Bridge Masonic Lodge 106 F&AM of Gaskin and the Eastern Star Chapter 115 of DeFuniak Springs. He served as Past District Deputy Grandmaster of the masonic lodge. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1964 to 1968. Mr. Campbell was the first republican sheriff in Walton County since the civil war. He served in that capacity from 1970 to 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Campbell of DeFuniak Springs; three daughters, Virginia Pridgen of Gaskin, Catherine King and Karen Dixon both of DeFuniak Springs; a son, James L. Campbell of Gaskin; three sisters, Minnie Pearl Parker of Hayward, Calif., Essie Loftin of Dothan, Ala. and Ruth Radney of Gaskin; two brothers. Milford Campbell of Brooker and James Angus Campbell of David City; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Comander Funeral Home with the Rev. K.J. Starzinger, the Rev. W. Tucker Applin and the Rev. Jim Weeks officiating.
Burial will follow in the Concerned Christian Church cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at graveside by the Natural Bridge Masonic Lodge #106 F&AM of Gaskin.
Active pallbearers will be Bill Dixon, Kendall Dixon, Keith Dixon, John Dixon, Kenneth Pridgen, and Jack Sewell.
[Source: Pensacola News Journal, 8 October 1989, Page 24]
[Burial: First Christian Church Cemetery]