David J. Campbell, 76, of Russells Point, OH passed away early Saturday morning, October 19, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital Emergency Department, Bellefontaine, OH.
Dave was born on May 11, 1937 in Dayton, OH to the late Rodney W. & Enola Lockwood Campbell. On May 16, 1959, he married the former Jean Rowe in Dayton and she preceded him in death in 2002. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Campbell McClain, a great granddaughter, Trinity Baldwin, two sisters, Barbara Kruso and Margaret Sue Campbell and three brothers, Paul, Dick, and Buddy Campbell.
He is survived by three daughters, Beverly Campbell of Bellefontaine, Linda (Steve) Robinson of Belle Center, OH, and Mary (Joe) Franzen of Springfield, OH, 14 grandchildren, Misti, Stasha, David, Scotty, Megan, Sophia, Joe Jr., Nathan, Elise, Justin, Daniel, Adam, Chris, and Tony, 17 great grandchildren, Logan, Aiden, Treyce, Bryce, Addyson, Jackson, Mearic, Gabrielle, Peyton, Lucy, Lila, Tawnee, Memphis, Bentley, Keegan, Drew, and Levi, a brother, Fred (Deb) Campbell of Englewood, OH, and several nieces and nephews.
Dave was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School. He began working at Miller Textiles in Wapakoneta, OH before becoming a machinist by trade and working at Monarch Machining in Sidney, OH and later at A&B Machines, also in Sidney, before retiring. Through the years he enjoyed reading, golfing, riding his motorcycle, target shooting, and growing his garden. Since his retirement, Dave especially enjoyed frequenting area garage sales/auctions in search of bargains and trading stories with those that he came in contact with. He was considered a real handy man and master storyteller. He greatly cared for his cats and loved being with his family, and he took great pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed!
Reverend Bryan Meadows will conduct a funeral service at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview with visitation from 4-6 pm. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery at a later date.
Donations can be made to the Antioch Shriners or the Humane Society Serving Logan County.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.