Billy Ray Campbell

16 December, 195827 August, 2022
Obituary of Billy Ray Campbell
Billy Ray Campbell, age 63, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family after an extended battle with cancer. He was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, a son of the late Charlie Campbell and Renia Bennett Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Lee Campbell. Billy had worked in construction his whole life. He loved the outdoors and feeding all wildlife. He is survived by six children, Shelby Reed and husband James, Jack Campbell and wife Lisa, Travis Campbell and Candace Babb, Suzy Gillespie and Chris South, Lisa Campbell and Josh Babb, and Courtney Abercrombie and husband Kyle; eleven grandchildren, Brandon Reed, Kelly Proffitt, Nicholas Campbell, Laney Campbell, Jordan Campbell, Jace Campbell, Chloe South, Bentley Dugger, Jaxon Babb, Melonie Abercrombie, and Dylan Abercrombie; three great grandchildren, Carter Proffitt, Tyler Campbell, and Oliver Campbell; one brother and seven sisters; mothers of his children, Linda Arnold and Gaye Corby; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Committal Service and Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in the Garden of Devotion at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Phil Reed officiating. Pallbearers will be James Reed, Nicholas Campbell, Chris South, Jordan Campbell, Jamie Arnold, Josh Babb, Roger Campbell, and Bobby Joe Nickles. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Avalon Hospice, Ballad Health Cancer Care, and Dr. Gretchen Bowling for all their love and care that was shown. Arrangements especially for Mr. Billy Ray Campbell and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

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  • Charlie Campbell Father (deceased)
  • Renia Bennett Campbell Mother (deceased)
  • Johnny Lee Campbell Brother (deceased)
  • Shelby Reed and husband James Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Jack Campbell and wife Lisa Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Travis Campbell and Candace Babb Son
  • Suzy Gillespie and Chris South Daughter
  • Lisa Campbell and Josh Babb Daughter
  • Courtney Abercrombie and husband Kyle Daughter
  • Brandon Reed Grandchild
  • Kelly Proffitt Grandchild
  • Nicholas Campbell Grandchild
  • Laney Campbell Grandchild
  • Jordan Campbell Grandchild
  • Jace Campbell Grandchild
  • Chloe South Grandchild
  • Bentley Dugger Grandchild
  • Jaxon Babb Grandchild
  • Melonie Abercrombie Grandchild
  • Dylan Abercrombie Grandchild
  • Carter Proffitt Great Grandchild
  • Tyler Campbell Great Grandchild
  • Oliver Campbell Great Grandchild
  • Linda Arnold and Gaye Corby Mothers of His Children
  • 1 brother, 7 sisters, and several nieces and nephews

  • James Reed Active
  • Nicholas Campbell Active
  • Chris South Active
  • Jordan Campbell Active
  • Jamie Arnold Active
  • Josh Babb Active
  • Roger Campbell Active
  • Bobby Joe Nickles Active

Past Services

Tuesday, 30 August, 2022


Tuesday, 30 August, 2022

Committal Service & Interment