December 21, 1951 – July 1, 2018
Henry F. Campla, 66, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Santiago, Chile in December of 1951. He came to Jacksonville, Florida in 1964 and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. Henry was married to Jeanette Walker on New Year’s Day 2004.
Henry had a career in certified mechanics and worked for many prominent Jacksonville companies, including Volvo, W.W. Gay, and Campla’s Men’s Shop. He was a member of the Southside Business Men’s Club in Jacksonville, Florida. He loved to work on cars and boats, and really enjoyed being outdoors in nature and fishing. He truly loved helping people, and he had a kind heart. Henry was dearly loved by so many people, and he will be deeply missed.
Henry is survived by his wife, Jeanette Campla, his sons, Paul (Katrina) Campla and Gabriel Campla, and his grandson, Christopher Campla. He also leaves to cherish his memory his brothers, Gary Campla and Roger (Jennifer) Campla, and his sister, Julie Campla.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Graveside services will follow the service and will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery. A Memorial Gathering at Greenlawn Funeral Home will be held after cemetery services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Henry's memory to the Ackerman Cancer Center, 10881 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223.
Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
- Ackerman Cancer Center
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 4, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, August 4, 2018
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August 3, 2018
The three Aunts - Tia Lila (Marshall), Tia Julie (Phillips), and Tia Flor (Seda) are heartbroken over the lost of their beloved nephew Henry (Queque). Henry was the son of their sister - Lucy (Campla) deceased. He was always a happy and good natured young man. During his teens, Henry would spend much time at Tia Flor’s house hanging out with the cousins - especially with Luis. They would get into lots of crazy adventures...but the Aunts always loving gave him a place to sleep...and he would avoid getting into trouble by charming them with his humor and sweet personality. As the years passed, the Aunts were always happy to see him...he was great at having conversations in Spanish - always sharing wonderful stories and funny jokes. They thought Henry was a great Salesman and helped made his parents Men’s shop a success. During recent years he would come spend holidays/celebrations with the Aunts...always very cheerful. The Aunts were pleasantly surprised to receive cards with lottery tickets in them...arriving during different holidays for the past couple of years. Henry never forgot his three Aunts...and they will never forget him❣️Love and kisses to dear Queque ❤️ from Tia Lila, Tia Julie and Tia Flor
Lynda Siegel Smith
July 23, 2018
I can’t begin to describe how sad we are without you! We could always count on you to lighten up a situation and to have all of us laughing at our family events! I’m so grateful for the time we had with you! You were a hard worker, a good hearted person and a lot of fun! I’m grateful to have had such a unique and caring uncle in my life!
July 23, 2018
My dearest Uncle Henry,
So many memories..
What a wonderful life you had, thank you for all you did for me.. I will truly miss you.. and the light you brought to all of our lives..
Rest in Heavenly peace
July 23, 2018
My sweet Henry you were a very strong man. I remember when you always walked into a room you were always the life of the party. You would always bring people to their feet making sure everybody had a great time kept us laughing there was never a dull moment with you . You will be missed I know you’re in heaven and you will be keeping everybody on there toes , you are an Angel now love you miss you
July 23, 2018
I knew Henry when he and Vickie were together. He was such a likeable guy and fun to be around. I remember going to his folks place and his dad being a Taylor and how nice his mom and dad and the rest of his family were too. I was married to Vickie’s brother Harry at that time. I know he will be missed by many.
July 23, 2018
Henry you will be missed so much! You were an amazing Uncle and person. Your zest for life and fight until the end were unprecedented! They broke the mold with you, everyone is better for having met you and incredibly sad that you are gone. I love you! Love your niece, Sonia
P.S. This is you dancing at my wedding! I will always have vivid memories of you enjoying your time there. I’m so grateful you made it to my wedding!
July 20, 2018
I vividly recall the first time we met when you arrived from Chile and we welcomed you and your family.
I remember all of the adventures we had when we were young.
I still enjoy memories of your boys playing with mine.
I miss you, but look forward to seeing you again soon!
July 16, 2018
To the family of Henry Campla:
I was very sad to learn of the death of Henry. He was always so kind and friendly to my husband & me when we would go into his parents shop on Beach Blvd. He was always so patient and helpful--he was truly a gentleman, just like his father before him. Please let me know if a memorial service is planned for him. My sincerest condolences to all his family. Diane Guy