I first met Milt when he was doing a motivational talk in California. We became close friends and he also became my mentor. He inspired me to reach for my own dreams. When I stayed in his home, he placed the Gold Medal in my hands. I felt a very powerful energy and shivers went through my body. I credit much of my own success to Milt's inspiring advice. He was the world's greatest athlete and he was also the world's greatest friend. Thank you Milt for your genuine friendship. Your legend will live on and the many lives you touched especially the inner city youth is what many will remember you for - a true Saint.
My family and I are long time Plainfield natives. My Uncle, Aunts and mom went to school with Milt our hero, legend and champion. May his memory carry on for ages hence. My dad use to point him out when we saw him in Plainfield. "there goes Milt!" The Mckoy Family pray for comfort and peace.
farewell to one of the world's greatest athletes and one of the worlds greatest people. You will be sorely missed, Bill and Gloria Hines
We only spent a day with Milt over ten years ago, but knew instantly that he was a great and loving man.
Paul and Dixie
We are so sorry Linda to hear of Milt's passing. We often speak of having met him when you visited over 10 years ago. He was an incredible human being and one who will be remembered for all eternity.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your families.
Bill and Nancy Baer
We are so sorry to hear of Milt's passing. We will treasure the times we shared always. Our condolences to his family.
I'm sorry to hear about the death of this Olympic legend. My condolences to the family and friends. God will help you endure for he cares, he will make you firm and he will make you strong. 1 Peter 5:10
To the family: may the God of tender mercies and all comfort help you through this difficult time and may fond memories bring comfort in the days to come.
Thanks for paving the way for other African Americans giving them Hope . My deepest condolences are extended to the family.
Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Psalm 147:3
May your memories bring you peace at this time.
R.I.P, and thanks for being an inspiration to all the young African American who came after you .you were the trail blazer ........
May god bless u and your family and thank u for being a postive role model to afroamericans .
May godbless u and thank u for being a postive rolemodel to afroamericans
What an honor to have been called a friend of "The Greatest". I'm so happy to know that near the end of his life, he finally received some of the recognition he deserved. My Deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Campbell family.
My deepest condolences to the Campbell family. Mr. Campbell passing is truly a loss to many. May the peace of God comfort you during this difficult time.
Campbell Family, thinking of the family and praying for you in this time of grief. May the GOD who gives peace be with all of YOU..-RO.15:33
To the family & friends,
God chose a "hero for life" in Mr. Campbell. May his legacy live on in his offspring and the many whose lives he touched.
Rest in peace....God bless you and your family!!!
An American hero, and probably the greatest athlete in my lifetime. I am proud to have been a friend of Milt..he will be missed.
Milt was a person whom I am well pleased of until this day. He outwardly wasn't appreciated, but inwardly it was an honor to have known such a man first then an athlete.One of the worlds best athletes.
One word fits this classy New Jersyan.."hero". RIP, Milt..you've earned it.
My sincere condolence...
Micheal L. Nesbitt
I'm so very saddened by his loss . Milt was the most amazing man and I am very fortunate to have met him and got to know him!, he will be truly missed and thought about frequently. My Sincerest condolences to his wife Linda and son Milton. :(
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
To the friends and family of Mr. Milt Campbell. May you always smile at the accomplishment that Mr. Campbell achieved. I send my condolences to the friends and family for such. May you all throw your burden on our Heavenly Father and He will sustain you through this sad time.
A great memory from my past, I was raised in the Plainfield area in the 1950's. He was the greatest athlete in N.J during my years very sad to hear of his passing. Don Campbell Panama City Fl
Prayers for your many friends, family and fans. I dont know your history as I was just a wee kiddo when you ruled the track and field. You are the type of athlete we need - honest, hard working and a good attitude. May your tribe increase!
Our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Campbell's family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. WIth deep sympathy,
I'M SO SAD TO HEAR OF MILT'S DEALTH.I SEND MY CONDOLENES TO LINDA AND THE FAMILY.
Our deepest sympathies to Milt and his family. We admired his success from afar for many years. May he rest in God's eternal peace.
Tony and Mabel Esposito
I knew you.I grew up in Plainfield and we were so proud of you.God bless you and your family.vera Walker
To the bereved family. I offer you may condolences,may god bless this family.
I was a member of the Plainfield Varsity Basketball team. Milton was on the swim team. He would take a break from practice and come up to the gym and play basketball with us. He was superb at any sport he wanted to be. Milton put Plainfield on the map. He was a true hero!
Thank you for being such a great inspiration for those young black men that are following in your footsteps in track and other sports. You have paved the way for my young son. God bless you.
Truly heartfelt condolences to the Campbell family on your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you.
My condolences to the Campbell family. Very soon God promises us that no resident will say:"I'm Sick."-Isa.33:24
Thank you Sir, for being a True Hero. Your name lives on forever!!!
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
To Ms. Rush and the Campbell Family,
The name Campbell must mean spirited.
We have a retired Coach Campbell in our city that not only won many state championships himself in high school and college but, also coached Roosevelt High School's Track Team to nine state championships. Motivation was crucial to those young men winning. Our Coach Campbell must be related to Milt. I am so sorry for your loss. As a young girl there was a lot of pride in the city of Gary, Indiana when Campbell made his triumph. May the Lord continue to carry you in this time of saddness. Milt Campbell will forever be in many of our memories in Gary, Indiana.
You should have seen him as a high school football player! An extraordinary athlete all round who helped put our town on the map.
(formerly of Plainfield, NJ)
To the bereaved family I offer you my heartfelt condolences.
May God bless each and everyone of you one by one. Mr.
Campbell , thank you for setting and being such a great
example of and for human kind. RIP.
May the eternal light shine upon him......
My daddy told me that you were one fast dude. He also told all of us kids (7) that he ran track with you in high school, and you broke just about every record that needed to be broken and you always left him and the rest of the team in the dust. Rest in Peace Mr. Campbell, your time on earth is now called a legend.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
SORRY FOR THE LOST
PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY GREATEST LOST
I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you may find comfort by drawing close to God during this difficult time. James 4:4
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Our thoughts and prayers to help confort you. Thank you, Milt, for fond memories. Our hero....
May these words comfort your family thru this difficult time:
God will wipe out every tear from our eyes no more sorrow mourning cries pain or sickness or death.
A true trailblazer. God Bless his rest. My condolences to his partner and family.
What a remarkable man. If all of the world's citizens would follow his example "What a wonderful world this would be".
So sorry to hear of the death of Milt. This is a difficult time for all so may the God of all comfort be with the family.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Our prayers are with you. Psalm 46:1
May God bless this family. Psalms 23.
Mr.Campell will be missed by his family and friends.Draw close to God during this difficult time and he wll draw close to you...James 4:8.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
thanks for leading the way!!