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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Russell V. Campbell

June 25, 1922June 18, 2020

Russell V. Campbell, 97, of Fowlerville, formerly of both Arcadia, Florida and Port Huron, Michigan, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Russell was lovingly known as "The Candy Man" for his generosity in distributing candy to those he met. The smile in the photograph above is the smile that was always displayed and Russ' trademark that made him known by many and loved by all. Throughout his life, Russ was a devout fan and follower on radio, in person and on TV of his Detroit Tigers. While a resident of Florida, Russ treated himself to games in person at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. Many times Russ would have difficulty with reception of the Tiger game so he would go out and sit in his car to listen to the ball game. Russell along with his wife Valerie, were people of faith. They loved the Lord and were confident in receiving their reward and reunion in heaven. After Hurricane Charlie decimated his area in Florida, Russ was right there using his construction skills in helping to rebuild the local church he loved.

Russell was born on June 25, 1922 in Wales Township, Michigan to Elmer A. and Ethel F. (nee Bailey) Campbell, the fifth of their six children. He was both a Rough Carpenter and Finish Carpenter in construction and creating fine wood items. He was an avid hunter of both deer and pheasant. Russell was a Great Lakes fisherman and a Charter Fisherman while in Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Russ enjoyed bowling, continuing with bowling until his early 90's and he loved to play Euchre and Solitaire. Mr. Campbell was very close to all his cousins, particularly Wayne Bailey who called him "Doc" due to his service during WW II as a medic. He loved and spoiled his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Campbell is survived by his daughter, Lynda Martin; son, Douglas (Sharon) Campbell; daughter-in-law, Dianne Campbell; six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Russell was pre-deceased by his wife, Valerie; son, David Campbell; sister, Marie Carmichael; brothers, Clarence, Campbell, Harold Campbell, John Campbell, and Lawrence Campbell.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:30AM at Caswell Cemetery, Burns Road near Richman Road, Kimball Twp., MI.

Please leave condolences for the family or memories of Mr. Campbell "The Candy Man" at his online guest book.

Services

18 July

Graveside Service with U.S. Army Honors

11:30 am

Caswell Cemetery

Burns Road at Richman Road
Kimball Township, Michigan

Memories

Russell V. Campbell

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Russell Martin

June 28, 2020

Some of my fondest memories were in the house on Fallon circle fishing with Grampa or him trying to teach me to throw horse shoes I can’t remember a time we’re he was not kind he was alway loving

Cora Murdock

June 26, 2020

We had fun with Uncle Russ when he came down to Indiana. Love Cora

Cash Murdock

June 26, 2020

This is cash Murdock and this goes to Uncle Russ. Thank you for all the memories and thank you for being the great family man you are. Also thank you for your service for protecting our country in what a great nation we are. You risked your life for us to live a great life and for that thank you. Love you and thank you for all the memories. Love Cash

Rose Garrison

June 25, 2020

WE WILL ALWAYS HOLD ON TO THE MEMORIES AND FUNNY TIMES WE SHARED WITH YOU.
YOU HAVE MENT ALOT TO OUR FAMILY AND WILL BE MISSED . UNCLE RUSS, WE WILL KEEP THE 14'S FLOWING AND THE CARD GAMES GOING UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. LOVE YOU
ROSE &JESSE
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Debbie Carter

June 23, 2020

Uncle Russ was A wonderful Man.He could laugh at his own story or joke before he could finish it. He and Aunt Val’s house was always open no matter if it was 2or20 The more the merrier He would say. Especially the party house in Pt Charlotte . He came to Indiana for a week, He watched for Critters and listen to Tigers on the radio. He leaves his legacy and #14 in our memories for ever love you Uncle Russ , Love Debbie

Amy Murdock

June 23, 2020

Our trips to Florida was not complete until we went and seen Uncle Russ and Aunt Val. Uncle Russ always made sure we had fun and got to see the true Florida nature. As a little kid, getting to see live Alligators inside an aluminum boat was very exciting! A little scary too! They both welcomed us with open arms. I will never forget our trips to their house. They both were very special people, who made all of those around them smile and laugh. May Uncle Russ Rest In Peace! I’m sure he has a lot to talk about up there!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY