ACCOVILLE, W.Va. — Rev. Clarence R. Campbell, 88, of Accoville, caught his ride on the Glory Train Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, from his residence after an extended illness.
Born July 19, 1925, at Earling, he was a son of the late Rev. Dave and Binner Hart Campbell. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and two sisters.
Rev. Campbell has been an ordained Freewill Baptist minister for more than 50 years with the Guyan Valley Conference. During those years he pastored at the Landville Freewill Baptist Church and the Crown Freewill Baptist Church. His ministry touched many lives for the Lord through both his church ministry and his radio ministry on WBKW in Beckley and WVOW in Logan. A U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II, Rev. Campbell was a coal miner who retired from Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the UMWA.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara A. Jeffrey Campbell; eight children, Rev. David (Betty) Campbell, Rev. Dale (Kathryn) Campbell, Debbie (Clarence) Freeman, Robbie (Brenda) Campbell, Kathy (Dale) Morgan, Andrew Campbell, Kim (Scott) Glessner and Mary (Jeff) Lester; one brother, Jessie (Jan) Campbell of Dearfield, Ill.; two sisters, Linda Burgess of Accoville and Audrey Depta of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his two best friends, Ozie Burgess and Curtis Harper, and a host of other relatives, church family, and friends.
A celebration of Rev. Campbell's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 28, at Landville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Lane and Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Online condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.