Richard Campbell

Homewood, Illinois

Feb 19, 1927 - Sep 6, 2013 (Age 86)

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He was a gentle giant. I will be forever grateful that he was a part of my life. God Bless You, Mr. Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was a great man. He wasn't "great" in the eyes of the world, but to all those students who were blessed to have him as a teacher in Concert Choir and Madrigals, he was the greatest.

He inspired us with his love of music, mentored us with his quiet demeanor, pushed us with his exacting high standards, and disciplined us with just his "look". His influence on our lives is immeasurable, and we all are better people for having known him.

Maybe he wasn't a "great" man in the eyes of the world, but he was certainly a great man to all those students whose lives he touched in such a profound way. He was a teacher in every sense of the word, teaching his students not only music, but life lessons that we all have carried with us throughout our lives since high school. "The Lord Bless You and Keep You"

God rest your soul Mr Campbell

You taught me how to love music. May God let you play for him now.

Mr. Richard Campbell was more than a teacher and choir director. He was a true mentor, inspiring us all to be our best, and lifting us up when we didn't feel our best. He's the greatest!

Mr. Campbell probably had more influence on me being involved in music ministry for almost 40 years than any other person. His sincere love of Jesus Christ was reflected through his music and reached out to hundreds of students. I was privileged to be one of them.
May God comfort Mrs. Campbell and the family in this time, and may they live with the hope that they will one day be re-united.

Dear Lorena and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Dick's passing, it was obvious he touched so many lives as a musician, teacher, mentor, and kind neighbor. It was a pleasure living next door to a loving couple who just happened to be terrific musicians! I loved the way you honked your car horns for each other on your way out of the driveway. My deepest sympathy to all of your family and all of Dick's friends. Dick was a very special person. Love, Jane McIlvain Dennis

I will always remember my day of choir at TTHS and the Madrigals. He taught me the love of all types of music that I handed down to my children. I still sing to this day on my church choir. God bless a wonderful man.

Diana Markiewicz Vetterick


Richard's Obituaries

Campbell, Richard Robert "Dick" 86, died peacefully September 6th, 2013 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Dick Campbell was born February 19, 1927 in Alliance, Ohio to the late John Floyd Campbell and Mary (Lawther) Campbell. Upon graduation from Alliance High School, he served a year in...

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