Buck Campbell – A Legend

Known as “Mr. Rotary”, Glenn Harrison “Buck” Campbell, born July 11, 1924, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2019. He was a legend in the Rotary World.

Greensboro Rotary President Sam Funchess with Summit Rotary President Vince Henrich.

Buck was a member of Summit Rotary Club of Greensboro with 66 years of perfect attendance and served in many roles including President (1962-1963) and District Governor (1983), which allowed him to travel the world. He served as treasurer for the district for almost ten years. He was a member of the Arch Klumph Society, a Paul Harris Fellow and a true Rotarian in every sense of the spirit of Rotary, so much that many in Greensboro fondly referred to him as “Mr. Rotary.” Buck and Polly started the Thomas McKnight Scholarship Fund in honor of his dear friend, which provides scholarships at each Guilford County high school.

Buck’s legacy will live on as one of the members of The Greatest Generation. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1943 and served in the artillery in two of the major campaigns, Peleliu and Okinawa while based in Guadalcanal.

In memory of Buck’s outstanding service and commitment to doing good in the world, Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Greensboro, approved a memorial contribution of $1000 to the McKnight Scholarship program. President Sam Funchess presented the donation to President Vince Henrich of Summit Rotary Club at Summit’s club meeting on November 8, 2019.