Former Corbin Police Chief David Campbell, who died Sunday, will be celebrated and remembered Friday night.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Laurel Funeral Home in north Corbin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 5 p.m.
The graveside service will be a private ceremony.
Campbell died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
He was 69 years old.
Campbell, who spent 37 years in law enforcement, including seven as Corbin police chief, retired in Dec. 2016.
“I have enjoyed the department and the guys,” Campbell said of his time with Corbin Police in an interview soon after his retirement.
Corbin Police Chief Rusty Hedrick worked as a detective during Campbell’s tenure as chief.
“He cared about every one of the officers at the department,” Hedrick said.
Hedrick added that Campbell was one of the most kind, caring and generous people he has ever met.
“I have seen him, on numerous occasions, take money out of his own pocket to help someone,” Hedrick said.
Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney said Campbell took his job as chief to heart.
“He did great for the citizens of this town. He did an excellent job. I was proud that he was police chief here,” McBurney said.
“Today I lost a true and trusted friend,” former Corbin City Commissioner Joe Butch White posted on his Facebook page Sunday.
“Corbin, America and the world has lost the biggest kid at heart,” said Randall “Rambo” Broughton, Jr. upon hearing of Campbell’s passing.
Prior to coming on as chief in 2009, Campbell spent 30 years working with Kentucky State Police.
He retired from the KSP and law enforcement, returning as the police chief after nine years.
Campbell is survived by his wife, Brenda.