Hardy Shelburne Campbell

December 26, 1922January 14, 2013
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Hardy Shelburne Campbell, 90 of 257 Ziglar Road, Ridgeway, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro, NC. He was born in Patrick County, December 26, 1922 to Thomas Jefferson Campbell and Clarice Mabel Martin Campbell. He graduated from Spencer-Penn High School and served in the Navy during WWII where he took part in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He retired from Campbell Transmission Service where he was owner/operator for over 30 years. Hardy was a member of the Dixie Racing Circuit and the Virginia-Carolina Early Dirt Racers Association. He was a member of Horsepasture Christian Church and also a member of the choir for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Betsy Gray Campbell; three sisters, Pauline C. Josefson, Doris C. Maddox and Jeanette C. Joyce; three brothers, Thomas W. Campbell, Jamie F. Campbell and Wayne H. Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alpha Freeman Campbell of the residence; one son, Joseph B. (Joey) Campbell of Ridgeway; two grandchildren, Sara Campbell McKinney and Parker Gray Campbell; one sister, Glenda C. Mays of Ridgeway; two brothers, Ernest M. Campbell of Ridgeway and Connie D. Campbell of Martinsville.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Horsepasture Christian Church with ministers, David Cuthbertson and Robert Ashby officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by the Martinsville-Henry Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Horsepasture Christian Church and other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horsepasture Christian Church Mission’s Fund, 1146 Horsepasture-Price Road, Ridgeway, VA 24148.


  • Funeral Services Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Jan Humphries

January 31, 2013

Joey, I'm sorry that I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad. I've heard so many sweet stories about him. I know I would have thought of him as a kind and gentle soul. I enjoyed looking at the pictures posted. Your dad and mom were such a good looking couple! I hope that you and your mom will find peace and comfort, knowing that Heaven has gained another angel.

H.E. & Sandra Nelson

January 17, 2013

There is no better comfort than the many memories of our loved ones. We want the family to know, they are in our thoughts and we send our deepest sympathy their way.

Darwin Upton

January 16, 2013

Rest in Peace, Mr. Campbell. Always enjoyed Joey's stories about you.
Prayers for the family.

Charlie Reavis

January 16, 2013

I never met Hardy, but through Joey I feel I knew him. The world has been a better place for him having been here; including his participation in the D-Day invasion. Now heaven is a better place for his being there.

Mervyn Witherow

January 16, 2013

Hello I have never met the late Hardy Campbell or his son Joey but if he was anything like his son then God Bless him and now he has gone to pastures new where there is no sorrow or pain and may all his family remember him with fond memories.From a friend in Northern Ireland. Mervyn Witherow

Brian Hundley

January 16, 2013

Alpha, Joey, and family:

God grant you everlasting peace. My deepest condolences.

January 16, 2013


Never met your Dad but felt like I knew him from your stories.

Gary in Jacksonville, IL

Mike & Cindy McLaughlin

January 16, 2013

Joey & Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you now as they have been throughout this challenging time. May your father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend now Rest In Peace.

Dianna Wilson

January 16, 2013

Joey, Know that we are thinking of you and your family. Thanks to your Dad for serving this great nation, especially on the D-Day Invasion! Sure must have been some interesting stories told. Loved the pictures, thanks for giving us all the opportunity to 'see' your Dad. Sending our sympathy to you. Randy and Dianna Wilson (Chesapeake,VA)

Jim Eberhart

January 16, 2013

Although I have never met Hardy I feel like I know him from all the stories Joey has told about him over the years. The Campbell family should find comfort now knowing they have a special Guardian Angel watching over them.

Rest in peace Hardy Campbell.