James William Campbell Sr.

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James William Campbell Sr.

AGE: 89 • Carrollton, VA

James William Campbell, Sr., 89, passed away at home, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Born in West Caldwell, NJ., he was the son of the late Henry E. and Hattie King Campbell.

An Army veteran of WWII, Jim was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery during the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach. He was a life-member of the VFW. Jim was a "tree surgeon" by trade and retired from the city of Morris Township, NJ., after many years of service.

Jim will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and fishing. He always had a story to share. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will especially remember his love of "telling tales". In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth B. Campbell, a daughter, Georgiana Drake, and son, George R. Fleming. He leaves to cherish his memories his twin daughters, Virginia J. Campbell and Victoria J. Campbell, of Carrollton, with whom he had made his home for the past six months; sons, James W. Campbell, Jr. and wife, Tina Campbell, of Carrollton, Charles J. Campbell and wife, Lillian Campbell, of Roxbury, NJ., and Henry E. Campbell and wife, Shari Campbell, of Hackettstown, NJ; seventeen grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Family and friends will gather for visitation 3:30pm, Sunday, March 30, in Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, followed by a prayer service at 4:00pm, with Fr. Oscar Parsairo, presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in New Jersey. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-0036 or at feedthechildren.org. Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.

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Published in Daily Record on Mar. 28, 2014
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