James “Jim” Ronald Campbell, a longtime Oklahoma journalist, died November 24, 2018. He was 86.
Campbell graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where he was editor of the OU Daily, and then started his professional career at the Bartlesville Examiner. After a stint in the US Army, he was hired by the United Press International, where he worked for 30 years, serving as state editor of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and finally Michigan.
He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991, and served as president of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, two-time president of the Oklahoma Press Club, and president of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Club. He was also a long-time director, performer, and writer of the annual Gridiron Show.
For many years, Campbell wrote Capitol Spotlight and Capitol Report for the Oklahoma Press Association.
He is survived by his three daughters, Donica Stephenson, Pam Gray, and Jennifer Cook; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild.
Services: A memorial service will be held at
1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at the First Unitarian Church, 600 NW 13th
St, Oklahoma City, OK
A notice provided
courtesy of the Oklahoma
3601 N. Lincoln Blvd,
Oklahoma City, Ok