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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

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David Alan Campbell

May 8, 1967November 21, 2019
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David Alan Campbell, age 52, of Gadsden, Alabama passed away on Thursday November 21, 2019. David was born May 8, 1967 to Claudette Koerper Campbell and Dr. John H.Campbell. He was graduate of Gadsden High School, class of 1985. He had received his BS in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Alabama, and his Masters Degree in Environmental Science from University of Alabama, Birmingham. While pursuing his graduate degree, David had worked as an environmental manager, lab technician and industrial sales representative. He had worked with companies in the southeast and was currently employed with Utility Service Group. David had a huge heart and was a natural, gifted athlete. He was dedicated to cross fit. Skiing, Kayaking, rock climbing, boxing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding are just a few activities he mastered during his time on this earth. David loved to sing and play his guitar. One of his favorite pastimes was singing in the car as loud as possible to the eye-rolls and giggles of his four children. His solo tribute to them? "How Sweet It Is" by the Jerry Garcia Band. David is survived by; daughters Madeline "Maddie" Anne Campbell, Claudia "Lamar" Campbell, and Elaine "Ellie" Brannon Campbell; son Christopher "Koerper" Campbell; father Dr. John H. Campbell (Mary Ellen); brothers John H. Campbell, Jr (Kathryn) and Gregory S. Campbell (Venessa); sister Anne Kathryn Ashley (Russ); half brothers Michael J. Campbell and Christopher J. Campbell; nieces and nephews, Kristen Campbell Hendricks (Robert), John H. Campbell III (Saia), Gregory Scott Campbell, Jr, Lillian Bale Campbell, Claude Campbell Ashley, and Carr Russell Ashley; aunt Linda C. Price (William) and special friend Michelle Morgan. David was preceded in death by; mother Claudette Koerper Campbell; brother Claude Koerper Campbell. A memorial mass for David will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church, 622 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901.Visitation will also be at the church, in Seton Hall, from 11am until 1pm just prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers are Todd Baker, Bill Godfrey, Henry Culp III, John Wilks, Graham Edwards, Dan Williams, Bill Wyatt, Jubil Hamil, Tim Wilson, Scott Thompson, David Teague, Lyle Hutchinson, Trey Bennett III, Walter Eugene (Pepper) Roney, all his Cross Fit buddies and many friends too numerous to list. One thing that gives his family comfort is that he is now surrounded by his Mom and Claude, whose passing he always struggled with. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, PO Box 531225, Birmingham, Alabama 35253. From 2:30pm until 5pm, following the funeral mass, a celebration of David's life will be held at the home of Dr. Campbell located at 502 Country Club Drive Gadsden, Alabama 35901. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collier-butler.com for the Campbell family.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. John H.Campbell, Jr (Mary Ellen Campbell), Father
  • Claudette Koerper Campbell, Mother (deceased)
  • Madeline Anne Campbell, Daughter
  • Claudia Lamar Campbell, Daughter
  • Elaine Brannon Campbell, Daughter
  • Christopher Koerper Campbell, Son
  • John H. Campbell, Jr (Kathryn), Brother
  • Gregory S. Campbell (Venessa), Brother
  • Anne Kathryn Ashley (Russ), Sister
  • Claude Koerper Campbell, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael J. Campbell, Half Brother
  • ChristopherJ. Campbell, Half Brother
  • Kristen CampbellHendricks (Robert), Niece
  • John H. Campbell III (Saia), Nephew
  • Gregory Scott Campbell, Jr, Nephew
  • Lillian Bale Campbell, Niece
  • Claude Campbell Ashley, Nephew
  • Carr Russell Ashley, Nephew
  • Linda C. Price (William), Aunt
  • Michelle Morgan, Special Friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Baker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Godfrey, Honorary Bearer
  • Henry Culp III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Wilkes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Wyatt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Graham Edwards, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dan Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jubil Hamil, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tim Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Teague, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lyle Hutchison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Trey Bennett III, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Walter Eugene (Pepper) Roney
  • All His Cross Fit Buddies
  • Many Friends too Numerous to List
  • DONATIONS

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Memories

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Jim Bloom

December 2, 2019

I miss David. Many Mass Intentions and prayers up! He talked me into Organic Chemistry lab for the summer at Alabama. It was 4 hours a day Mon/Tues/Wed. But absolutely brilliant recommendation by him! Glorious, bc no homework and much easier to knock out a lab like that rather than cleaning/storing/ starting back over every week. Also off til the next Monday in the Bama Summer Sun. He convinced me to take it. We had fun washing our hands in acetone, evaporating frosty fast. He had so many many friends and here is an example of why: I turn around and Campbell is yucking it up, scientific goggles rocking, with this dude from Malaysia. It really was a great summer bromance between those 2! I was jealous

Dan Williams

November 24, 2019

Rest In Peace my ole friend Dave. So glad we got to reconnect this last year. You will he missed. Godspeed my Friend

Michelle Morgan

November 24, 2019

To know Dave was to love him. Dave was charismatic, curious; even chaotic at times...but brilliant, funny, and adventurous. I can still hear the one word punchline from his favorite joke. He had a never ending supply song lyrics that he sang into conversation and just last week “When I’m Sixty-Four” was his song to me. Dave lived more in 52 years than most people could in three lifetimes. I was especially fond of this beautiful man and I will love and miss him forever.

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