Tennessee sports turf legend Bobby Campbell passes

The sports turf world mourned the passing of industry leader Bobby Campbell of the University of Tennessee, after a long illness. Campbell is survived by his wife, the former Toni Norfleet of Nashville, his son, Peter, and daughter, Tracy Pollock. He was 72.

Kim Heck, CAE, CEO of the Sports Turf Managers Association, said of the organization’s president in 2003-2004, “STMA has definitely lost one of its most passionate ambassadors. Bob hired me 13 years ago, and when I stepped into the role, I was amazed at the amount of work he did personally on association business. He has continued to support the association and me in every way possible, and his passing leaves a huge hole.”

Here are two articles from his local media about Bobby: