Amy Kay Wilson Campbell

Friday, September 19, 2014

Amy Kay Wilson Campbell, 66, of Shelbyville, TN, died Sunday, September 14 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a brief illness of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Amy was born September 18, 1947 in Madison, TN to Opie and Myra Wilson. She graduated from Stratford High School in 1965. She is survived by her beloved husband Jamie Campbell, her devoted children Kelli Smith Dodson (Devin) and Kevin Thomas Smith (Tisha), and Jason Campbell (Shelia). She was a devoted "Mimi" to her five grandchildren, Dillon and Karley Dodson, Taryn and Nate Taylor, and Ashley Campbell. She was a proud aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Russell Wilson (Rosella) of Burlington, NC and Jo Clare Wilson (Nancy) of Hamden, CT. Amy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Steve Wilson.

Amy retired after having spent many years in the public relations field. During the 15+ years she worked at DVL Public Relations she helped to create the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Following sports was an avid hobby of Amy's and she was a devoted Tennessee Volunteers and Tennessee Titans fan. She was passionate about her work with the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and continued her involvement into her retirement. She was an active participant in the lives of her grandchildren and their activities, whether it was attending Grandparents' Day or sporting events at Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN, Riverdale High School or a baseball game or bowling tournament in Murfreesboro, TN.

She was a delightful and fun-loving person, sharing joy, laughter, and love with everyone. Amy enjoyed traveling with her husband Jamie, attending Rod Stewart concerts, and being in charge of the friendly Wilson Family Football Pool (WFFP) where she was known as "Commissioner Bubba". Amy worked for a few years with the Barn Dinner Theatre which gave her a lifelong appreciation for stage entertainment. For over 35 years she was a founding member of her women's poker club which met faithfully once a month.

There will be a Service of Remembrance and a Celebration of Life October 11. Location will be announced soon but for information please contact amyscelebration@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations can be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Foundation, 341 W. 38th St., Suite 501, New York, NY 10018 (CJDfoundation.org) or to a charity of your choice.