Joseph Loyd Benton Campbell, 78, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his home, with his family by his side in Woodstock, VA.
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A graveside service for Mr. Campbell will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Panorama Memorial Gardens with Pastor Joe Fleming officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg.
He was born May 19, 1934 to Edgar and Virginia Campbell and raised in Stephens City, VA and later became a longtime resident of Strasburg, VA. Joseph was a proud member of the United States Navy for over 18 years, often keeping his family entertained with many of his adventures while serving.
He was a truck driver for Lear Corp. for 20 plus years before retiring in 2006. He was also a member of Chapter 2999 of the UAW located in Strasburg, VA.
He is preceded in death by his five brothers, Marvin L. Campbell, Julian R. Campbell, Haywood C. Campbell, Arthur E. Campbell, Edward H. Campbell and his sister, Virginia Raythel Tom.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kathleen Stewart, M.D., Winchester Medical Center, and Blue Ridge Hospice.
He leaves his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Dot) Campbell; his son, Tommy Campbell and his wife Alice of Luray, VA; his son, Terry Campbell and his wife Cathy of Woodstock, VA; 5 grandchildren, Chris Campbell and his wife Karrie, Angie Campbell- Denisar and her husband Michael, Jeremy Campbell, Tara Campbell-Maulden and her husband Kevin and Madison Campbell; 5 great-grandchildren, Peyton Denisar, Cayla Campbell, Natalee Denisar, Chris-Allen Campbell and Alyssa Maulden; four sisters, Mary Mattaleen Sheets of Capon Bridge, WV, Ruby A. Orange and her husband Archie of Troutville, VA, M. Ludell Sudduth and her husband Bob of Stephens City, VA and Margaret S. Halter of Middletown, VA.
The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, VA on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or those who wish may make memorial contribution to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered "come with me". With saddened eyes we watched you as you quietly slipped away, although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to show us, he chose to take the best.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from July 23 to July 24, 2012