Algie Russell Campbell Jr.

Published 7:51 am Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Algie Russell Campbell Jr. was born November 18, 1941 to Algie and Ruth Campbell of Spartanburg, SC.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Clemson University in 1963 and received his Master’s in Education from Old Dominion University. During his time at Clemson, he was in the ROTC and after graduation joined the United States Army as a Lieutenant. Having served his country honorably, Algie left the Army in 1966 and worked for Jostens as a yearbook editor.

Following his position at Jostens, he spent the rest of his career as a teacher and coach in both Virginia and North Carolina. He was a teacher and wrestling coach at Poquoson High School, then an assistant principal in Hampton, Va. In 1981, he left Hampton to become a teacher at Manteo High School where he taught industrial cooperative training (ICT) and marine occupations. He was also Athletic Director, wrestling, football, golf and cheerleading coach. Algie retired from teaching in 2007 and continued as cheerleading coach as long as his health allowed.

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He died the morning of May 27. He is survived his wife Marilyn and three sons and their wives, Rusty and Tina, Michael and Regina, and Robbie and Sissy; and grandchildren Robbie, Bailey and Casey.

Plans for a memorial service are pending. Friends and relatives are invited to a drive-by visitation on May 31 from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Algie and Marilyn, 118 Buzzy Lane, Manteo, NC 27954.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at