Charles N. Campbell

Charles Campbell

Charles N. Campbell

Charles Northcutt Campbell was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on April 8, 1936. He described himself as half Chickasaw and half Scotch-Irish.

Growing up he attended school at Jones Academy near Wilburton. He was an exceptional high school athlete. He led the nation in touchdowns scored his senior year and was second in rushing yards. He attended Bacone College and The University of Arkansas before accepting a track scholarship at Idaho State University. There he set a school record and briefly held the world record in the 100-yard dash. 

He pledged Phi Kappa Tau and was initiated in the Fall of 1959. One of his fondest Fraternity memories was of raising money, dressing up as Santa Claus, and along with his fifteen Pledge Brothers passing out gifts to underprivileged children. 

Charles met and married his wife Patsy while attending college and after graduation started a teaching career. He taught history in the McAlester school district from 1967 until his retirement in 1993. He also coached football, basketball and track. He was very proud of his teaching career and the many special students that he had in his classes over the years.

He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and was incredibly popular with the citizens of McAlester. He and Patsy reared two sons, Chris and Clete.

Brother Campbell died on April 12, 2021, at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer.  He was a proud Phi Tau for more than 60 years.