Brenda and family, it's been almost a year since Will left us, and I think of him and y'all so frequently. I cherish the time spent in the "hollow," the nights in the Dolan House, the communion wine in the little cabin, and the many hours of good conversation. Will was a blessing in my life; there will never be another like him.
I WAS AMONG 16 COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHO ATTENDED THE 4TH SOUTHERN STUDENT HUMAN RELATIONS SEMINAR HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN IN THE SUMMER OF 1961. ALL OF US WERE IN AWE OF WILL'S WIT AND WISDOM AND HIS COMPASSION AND STRENGTH OF CHARACTER. NOW, "A LITTLE BITTY TEAR LET ME DOWN." Yoniece Perry Miller (Palmetto, FL)
During the summer of 1996, I had the pleasure of visiting Will on his Tennesee farm. He autographed my copy of his book "Forty Acres and a Goat." He was an inspiration to many. Well done, thou good and faithful servant!
I had out of town company come in on the day of the service for Will and just couldn't make but I know the service was a big celebration. Heaven's gain is our loss. My prayers will be lifted up for the family. Betty Adams
Will Campbell was a source of Light for me. I wish I had spent more time around him. He had a unique and special ministry.
Condolences to his family and the other people he loved and who loved him.
Brenda and Children, Will was a very special, wonderful friend, one I could call up randomly with ridiculous questions. He guided my spiritual development, and, thus, that of my children and their children. We thank God for his ministry, his love, and his service to all of us, especially helping us to grow out of our small selves and be better.
Will Campbell touched our hearts and changed our lives, and his music still rings in our spirits.
Will was a customer of Adams Service Station on Lebanon Rd in the Mt Juliet area. He was a special person to Doc and I. We had children who were in classes with some of Will's family. Doc went to be with the Lord on February 25, 2012. He probably was at the Gates of Heaven when Will's name was called out. What good memories I have of the tales that were told when Will was around chatting with customers. I have purchased some of the books he wrote. May the Lord give the family comfort that Will was a great man and had an impact on many people, including the Adams family and customers of the station where many people chatted while Doc was servicing the car. Doc, Betty, Ray,Bob Adams, and Wally Gray & Kent Beard who were our helpers.
Earth has his body, Heaven has his soul. We have his gift of words, that teach us how to be better human beings, and give us the inspiration to act. We will miss you Will Campbell
Our best to Will's family from the family of Mac Bryan of Winston-Salem. Will was a friend of Dad's from Wake Forest and Yale. They worked on civil rights together. Dad had great stories about Will and he in Mississippi. Christianity and our moral bearing will miss him.
George M Bryan Jr
I remember Mr Campbell and his family were good friends of ours when they lived a few doors down from us in Donelson, He wrote a song about my Brother about getting stuck in a chest My brother Tim and his son Webb were good childhood friends. I will always remember all the good childhood memories that I have of The Campbell s. May God Bless you all
A truly good person committed to God's calling in ways different from mainstream Christianity. He was a champion, a champion of human rights;he was a friend to many; a wonderful story teller. Our country is better because of Dr. Will.He touched many lives.
To the Family of Will Campbell:
Truly a man of great substance, his contribution to the good of mankind will live long after his death.
So may the God of Comfort (Psalm 83:18) give you the strength, courage and peace to endure this most difficult time.
Isn't it wonderful that Mr. Campbell was loved by so many. His influence was far-reaching.
I'm very happy to have meet Mr Campbell he was a very sweet man. May you Rest In Peace
It is truly the end of an era for Ellen and me. Will was an important person for both of us. I treasure especially the memories of visiting him in his log cabin office. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Richard Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) Asheville, NC
I am heartbroken at the loss of such a good and loving man. Brenda, please know that my love is with you as you say goodbye to your beloved partner in life. I will always remember comforting times with both of you.
You still inspire me and I give thanks to God for you and for you life and witness.
Truly a great man of faith. One didn't just voiced the Christian faith but lived it. Thank you for the many years of your compassionate guidance. Now spread your new wings and fly with the other angels in Heaven.
Uncle Will has always been a blessing to our family. He is now in Heaven with his parents and brother and sister, my Mother. He was and is an inspiration for me. Thank you for being "Uncle Will" -- a kind and gentle soul with a voice of Wisdom. I will love you forever.
Lisa H. Lang, Ph.D.
Ms. Brenda, I was so sorry to hear of Bro. Will's passing. I know you will surely miss him as will so many whose life he touched. I will always think of him singing "red neck, white socks and blue ribbon beer for Gene & I at Gass's. God bless you sweet lady.
Will was one of few real prophets to walk among us. He was my friend, and that friendship influenced my life to a remarkable degree. Thank you God for letting him come our way.
Brenda and Family:My condolences and blessings to you. Brother Will was a mentor, a challenge, and a friend.His witness guided my own ministry in so many ways. He officiated at my ordination into the ministry in 1979 as one of hte first women ordained in the Chicago area. His support and wisdom through the years kept me on my toes. I am so grateful for his presence and work in a world which loses greatly in his passing.I am blessed with use of a walking stick he gave me which I now have to depend upon!Thank you Will for everything. Soar with all the dragonflies and rock on in glory!
When I was more or less college age, my friend Marty? and I dropped in on him at his home unannounced one day, as we were fans of his books (and therefore his way of living life). He gave us each a beer and treated us as if we were sensible people, which in hindsight is even more remarkable than it seemed at the time. He was a remarkable man, and even more than that a kind and good man.
What a beautiful obituary. What a beautiful life.
May your soul rest now the battle for you has been ended by our gracious Lord.
Oh my, the heroes are going fast but thank God for Will's spirit. He made being a real Christian both a challenge and a freedom. Bless you Will for standing tall and giving us courage.
To each member of Rev. Campbell's family I wish to express my deepest sympathy and love. I pray God will be near to each of you and comfort you. Truly Rev. Campbell was a warrior for God, and will never be forgotten. Penny, I am especially keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You may (or may not) remember me from many years ago. Your dad was a remarkable man and left an incredible legacy! He will be sadly missed.
Will's life was a gift on loan to us from God. His calling was to speak truth to power and he did so with courage and consistency always warning us that the principalities and powers want to possess our very souls. And for Will he never differentiated between who happened to be in power at the time. Thanks Will. Pray that those who remain might muster one-tenth of Will's courage to reach out to the last, the least, the lost, the little, and the lame ... whoever and wherever they might be.
My name is Beverly Williams and I would like to thank the family for the opportunity to say thanks to your dad, grandfather for his service to humanity. After reading all of his accomplishments and bravery durning a trubulant time in history, I feel that he has contributed to my life and freedom today. Although I do not know him personally, His life and love for humantiy has confirmed that we are all children of God regardless of race, creed,orgin or sin and that all men deserve to hear the goodness of Christ and a chance for redemption. The world has truly lost an angel. But heaven has gained one more for the kingdom. He may have left here physcially, but do know he is in heaven with a stamp of job well done.
Thank you for your honesty, bravery, and willingness to speak the truth in times of change. Read your books and could identify with much you said. May your family feel the peace of God and comfort of His Love. John Jarrard, Hampton, Georgia
My Prayers go out to the Campbell Family , A Man that help civil rights movement Thank You Sir, God Bless You.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mr.Campbell accomplish a lot in his short life. But the fact still remains that the fight for human rights will only be accomplish by a force more powerful than ourselves and it will be done worldwide only by Christ Jesus. So rest in peace until Isaiah 2:1-4 is fulfilled.
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr.Campbell may you find comfort at Isaiah 61: 1,2 during this difficult time
Thank you Sir for your dedication to the Civil Rights Movement. May God Bless and your Spirit return to our Lord and Savior.
I HAD A GREAT GRANDMOTHER ON MY MOTHER`S SIDE THAT WAS AMERICAN INDIAN.THE REST OF HER FAMILY WAS FROM NEAR ROME.MY FATHER`S FAMILY WAS FROM SICILY.SO WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME?
WE JUST MOVED OUT OF AFRICA
A LONG TIME AGO.
CARL COSIMO RIZZO
Wishing the family grace and peace at the time of painful loss.
in God's care rest in peace
We have lost a true warrior. Prayers for all his family. Godkluxers and saints alike.
Thanks for giving Voice to the power of the Gospel. Tina
God Bless You,Sweet Soul.