OBITUARY

Kenzie Lewis Campbell

March 29, 1946May 5, 2019

Campbell, Kenzie Lewis, age 73, of Kettering, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born in Maysville, Kentucky on March 29, 1946, to Woodson and Jeanetta (Robertson) Campbell. Kenzie married Judith (Hurley) Campbell on August 17, 1968, who survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by his father, Woodson Campbell; daughters, Rebecca Sue Stroh and Jennifer Dawn Campbell; son-in-law, Charles Stroh; grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth, Benjamin Charles and Annalee Kenzie; his siblings, Bill and Sandi Hurley, Lindsay and Diane Campbell, Sharon Campbell, Jim Hume, Rick and Brenda Miller, Melvin and Barbara Campbell. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanetta Campbell, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gilmer and Virgie Hurley, and his sister, Deborah Hume. Kenzie was a faithful member for over 50 years of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio, where he served on the deacon board as the church treasurer. Before retiring he worked for Citizens Federal Bank and EDS, where he was affectionately known as Pete. Kenzie enjoyed golfing, UD Basketball, Dayton Dragons Baseball, family vacations and mowing grass. Kenzie was known for having a servant’s heart and willing hands. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road with Pastors Richard Springer, Lindsay Campbell and Jeff Cartwright officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Awana program of Emmanuel Baptist Church or to Shoes 4 the Shoeless. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Linda (Woody) Kauppila

May 15, 2019

Dear Campbell Family:
I was saddened to hear this news about my childhood friend Kenzie!! Kenzie was always so polite and kind just like the entire Campbell Family.
I am in Boston, MA and so sorry to miss the service for Kenzie! My sympathy to all at this most difficult time!!
Linda (Woody) Kauppila

Robin and John Brumbaugh

May 9, 2019

Kenzie was a people person. He was always moving about, talking to people before church service. He was a kind, caring, remarkable man who will be greatly missed. Judy, Jenny, Becky, and the entire Campbell family, please know you are in our prayers continually.

Barry Buckner

May 8, 2019

Dear Judy and Family,
We will always have fond memories of Kenzie. Kenzie and you both always made our family feel loved and cared for. Kenzie had a special way of loving on our our children. Great memories of alot of interactions with both of you. Kenzie was a beautiful example of what being a Christian truly is. We will miss him but we rest in knowing we will see him again. A Wonderful Man of God. Praying for all of you at this time.

Linda (Woody) Kauppila

May 8, 2019

So sorry to hear this sad news about Kenzie! I grew up with Kenzie and he was such a good friend through our school days! He was always so kind and so much fun!!
My sympathy to the entire family! RIP Kenzie and May God Hold You In The Palm Of His Hands!🙏

Charlene Molnar

May 8, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Kenzie. He and the whole Campbell family have been such a part of my life for as long as I can remember and I have many good memories. Kenzie would always make a point to say hello to me and ask me how I was doing when I would come back for a visit to Emmanuel and I always appreciated it. Hugs and prayers to Judy, Becky and Jen as well as the whole family. I know that he is in a much better place, whole again and laughing and rejoicing with his family and friends who left before him. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

JoAnn & Mike Safreed

May 8, 2019

To know Kenzie was to love Kenzie.

Eric Holliman

May 7, 2019

Kenzie was one of the kindest people that Di and I knew... He had such a servants heart.. He always seemed to go above and beyond in caring for others....Always a smile on his face and an upbeat word of encouragement is our memory of Kenzie...Our hearts are heavy for this very sad loss and we send our love and prayers to Judy, Becky and Jenny as well as the entire Campbell family.. Praying the Lord will comfort you all..

Lynn Gibbs

May 7, 2019

The memory that touches my heart the most about Kenzie was when Paul Gibbs wasn’t doing very well health wise. So Kenzie stretched out his hand to Paul one Sunday. They shook hands and Kenzie said. “We will just have to pray harder”. A wonderful Godly man, that was Kenzie Campbell. I am so thankful I knew him.

Beverly Van Den Einde

May 7, 2019

Dear Judy and family,
Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Kenzie is now wrapped in the arms of our Lord and Savior. His life will be celebrated by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend. It is hard to believe that his life was cut so short. Much love to all of you.
Bev Van Den Einde

Laird Baldwin

May 7, 2019

Kenzie was always a faithful friend and servant; a wonderful athlete and a great teammate. The more I knew him, the more I came to love and respect him. He will always be dearly loved and dearly missed. He touched so many hearts, My condolences to all the Emmanuel family, for Kenzie was family to everyone, but especially to the Campbell family who have always been my lifelong friends.

FROM THE FAMILY