Kenneth Willard Campbell

February 20, 1951February 2, 2014
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CONOVER---Kenneth Willard Campbell, 62, passed away February 2, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health.Kenneth was born February 20, 1951 in Catawba Co to Florine Stilwell Campbell and Willard D. Campbell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Campbell and a sister, Debbie Guthrie. He was a member of Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church and a funeral director for Hickory Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia F. Campbell of the home; step sons, Tony Brown and wife, Monica, of Conover and Allen McLaughlin of Old Fort; step grandsons, Caleb McLaughlin of Old Fort and Maxwell Brown of Conover and a step granddaughter, Chelsea McLaughlin of Raleigh; number of nieces and nephews; special nephew, Leon Guthrie and wife, Kimberly, of Ft. Worth, TX; niece, Tammy Guthrie of Ft. Worth, TX.; and 2 aunts, Josephine Stilwell of Rhodhiss and Norma Anderson of Hickory.Services will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 11:00 A. M. at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dale Faulkenbury and Ernest Richards officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p. m at Hickory Funeral Home.Condolences may be made online at Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, February 5, 2014
  • VISITATION Tuesday, February 4, 2014



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David Ammons

May 31, 2014

I have not seen Kenneth for many years but just happened to find the obituary, I'm very sorry to hear of his passing, when we were in school he spoke of becoming a funeral director, he was always kind and happy


March 2, 2014

To my wonderful husband. It has been 1 month today, and seems like years since i saw you last. In another way it seems like only yesterday. Sunday's are hard, because God called you home on that day. It hurts so bad, but i thank God you didn't have to suffer anymore. Honey you have a new body, and can breathe now and walk without getting tired. Thank - you God for not letting him suffer anymore. God will get me through this. I pray each day for his strength. Love you Ken with all my heart. Till we meet again. Your alway's in my heart.

Deborah Spake

February 7, 2014

So very sad to hear about Kenneth. My husband Bill and I went to school with him. He was always a lot of fun to be around. We do not know what we would have done without him last year dealing with the tragic death of daughter Tabatha Spake Heavner.
Our love, prayers. and sympathy are offered out to his family and loved ones.
Bill and Debbie{Shull} Spake

Carol Poole

February 6, 2014

Just a note to Kenny's wife Cynthia, family & the staff of Hickory Funeral Home. I have been in the funeral supply business for over 23 years calling on the Hickory Funeral Home in Hickory and Kenny was a icon there. He will be surely missed. He was a compassionate, dedicated funeral director with attention to detail. Let light perpetual shine upon Kenneth Willard Campbell. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will surely miss him, when I drop by Hickory Funeral Home because he was always there working with families. May the peace of the Lord be with the Campbell family and all the staff of Hickory Funeral Home. Carol Poole (Ambassador Assoc. Funeral Supplies-Maiden, NC)

Teresa Bumgarner

February 6, 2014

So sorry to hear about Ken. Our whole family had known him thru the Hickory Funeral Home for years and thought the world of him. My husband had gone to school with him and he was the most likeable person and always offering to help in any way he could during difficult times for our family. He will be deeply missed. Prayers are with his family and loved ones from Teresa Bumgarner and the Paul Abernathy family.

Marcella Lovelace

February 5, 2014

I was very saddened to hear of Ken's passing. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and to the staff of Hickory Funeral Home. He was a remarkable man, an amazing funeral director and had a sense of humor that could put a smile on any face. I will always remember Ken.

Julia Lowman

February 5, 2014

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Kenneth since we were children. His parents and my parents were very good friends. I have seen Kenneth many times through the years as he directed funerals and at our church, Winkler's Grove Baptist Church. I will miss seeing his smiling face.

Robert M. Taylor

February 4, 2014

I was just asking Ron about Ken last week . He used to eat with the retired officers at our meetings each month but I had not seen him for a while. May THE LORD Bless you and keep you Ken forever and ever Amen. Your friend Robert M. Taylor.

Steve Ruff

February 4, 2014

Cindy you are in our thoughts & prayers.

Steve & Ivanna ruff

February 4, 2014

Willard has always put a smile on my face ever since I met him while he was an EMt with Catawba County. There are so many great times I got to share with Willard and if I ever do write a book he and Ron Lock will take up many chapters!!!!! Ill sure will miss laughing and seeing one of my true life long legends!!!! If everyone was like Willard the world would be a much happier and funny place. Glad he does not have to suffer any longer and he will be a legend in my mind forever!!!! Thanks for the laughts!!!!!