Paul Francis Campbell

July 13, 1933April 1, 2013

Paul Francis Campbell, 79, of Raleigh, passed away on April 1, 2013. Paul was born July 13, 1933 in Whitinsville, Mass to the late John J. and Floreen Campbell. Paul is survived by his wife June Campbell , children Karen C MacDonald in Boston, MA and Todd W. Campbell in Athens GA, also many extended family in New England. He was predeceased by his siblings Walter, William, John, Floreen, and Pauline. Paul joined the US Army at the age of 17. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and Ethiopia. He was honorably retired from service in 1970 as a Sergeant First Class USSF 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) 1st SF. During his service he received numerous commendations including The Bronze Star for Heroism and Outstanding Special Forces Soldier of the Year 1962. After retiring from the military Paul was an executive assistant to the US Attorney (Eastern District NC) Department of Justice for 20 years. Paul was very involved with resettlement projects for Montagnard refugees in the US. He continued to be involved with the Montagnard community throughout the remainder of his life. Paul’s life will be celebrated on Saturday April 6, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27609 at 2:00 PM. His family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the NC Buddhist Association, Phat Tich Van Hanh Temple Building Fund, 4229 Forrestville Rd. Raleigh, NC 27616.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 6, 2013

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April 8, 2013

HI June. I saw Paul's obituary in the N&O. I loved the picture! Looks just like I remember him from years ago. I know this is going to be really hard for you, because you all have been together for so long! I will be thinking of you in the months ahead. I have fond memories of the times you and Paul and Tom and I spent together. My best to the children and especiallyto you.
Rae McNamara Jarema

Jim Ringland

April 7, 2013

Paul,we have been friends for a long time; that friendship will never end. It was nice while it lasted here on solid ground.
All I ask is a cold Amber Boch, as I slide across home plate. We had a good ride while my it lasted Compadre; and until we meet again "Take care, stay safe, keep smiling, happy hunting, and may Buddah keep you safe."... Ringo Sends ...

To the extended list of family members, please accept my humble and sincere form of condolence for your loss of a Loved one...WE , the surviving members of the Green Beret Family have also lost a loved one...May the Good Lord guide and the keep us while we continue to visit here...Jim

Marsha 'Marti' Scott

April 7, 2013

June, my thoughts are with you in losing the love of your life as you were with Paul. He gave so much of himself to so many, many people and was truly devoted to his beliefs and his beloved Special Forces! A TRUE warrior and even after his military retirement continued to support the SF and devoted so much to keeping it alive and growing. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Prayer, thoughts and love to you and all of your family in your loss.

Bob Campbell

April 6, 2013

No one lit up a room like Uncle Paul did! He seemed to always be on the go. I loved the time he came home after loosing a lot of weight and breezed quickly by the people gathered in my Dad's kitchen to visit him like nothing special had happened. That was a riot! Every time I got to see him he was happy, smiling and funny. I am very proud of his accomplishments, especially his service to our country during the Vietnam War and his career in the Army, and to have known him. My prayers are with Aunt June and my cousins Karen and Todd.

Colette Gage

April 6, 2013

June, our prayers are with you. May he rest in peace as he joins the rest of his family above. He was a special person serving our country an we can't thank him enough for all he did an gave. You all must be so proud of hi . May you find peace as he has his angle wings now. I will always remember our time in NC. Specially when we can one Christmas when I was little an so worried about Santa not finding us an you & him took so much time to assure me he will. I will never forget that warm Christmas. He was always special to me and I was very proud of him. Our prayers are with you all as you find peace with this great loss. We love you an him. Mom and him will have a lot to talk about now. Take care an God be with you all on your loss.

Delia Campbell

April 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
PAUL you will always be remembered by me.Will never forget how good you were to me when Jack passed on. And the great trips to Atlantic Beach every summer.
JUNE-it will be hard to face the first year without Paul,but love of family and friends can carry you through.

Carol St John

April 6, 2013

Thank You Uncle Paul for your dedicated service to our country. From a very young age you stepped forward with your brothers to offer your time and put your life on the line in Military Service to help keep the home front safe for your family and those you would never meet. As a child, I would listen as the grown-ups would talk of you with pride, as you continued that service your entire life.. Our family tree is all the richer in character because of you and the path you choose to live. You brightened many a day for this nieces growing up years.

My heartfelt Sympathy goes out to Aunt June and cousins Karen and Todd. We Love you.

April 6, 2013

Danny and Sharon Lee(Campbell)send our sincere sympathy on the loss of Paul. My brother David and I were planning to attend the service, but just found out that it is for tomorrow and can not make it. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family especially for tomorrow.

John and Joyce (Levasseur) Harrington

April 5, 2013

Our sincere condolences to Aunt June, Karen and Todd. May God be with you during this time.
John and Joyce (Levasseur) Harrington

Ernie Leduc

April 5, 2013

From our family to yours, we wish all of you the best and send our sincere condolences on the lost of "Uncle" Paul. We pray you find peace after this difficult loss to your family. Prayers for all of you!