Ward John Campbell

January 3, 1936August 15, 2013

Ward John Campbell, 77, of Richmond, Virginia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, August 15, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born in Minot, North Dakota and spent his childhood in Minnesota and New York. He was an Eagle Scout, a proud graduate of the University of Virginia (a Wahoo to the end), an Army captain, a career employee of Bell Telephone and Verizon and an active Optimist and Rotarian. Ward could whistle a symphony, recite rhymes with lightning speed, and loved a good joke - but not at another's expense, was a loyal and caring friend, and was one of the kindest men we know. He led a life of service through the Methodist church, his family, community, and friends.

Ward is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Susan Kendall and her husband, Michael; their children, Sarah and Robert, all of Fairfax, Virginia; son, John, of Great Falls, Virginia; and his partner, Janet Hutchinson.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 22, at Centenary Methodist Church, 411 East Grace Street. Friends are invited to join the family at their home following the funeral service. Burial with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 24 at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Virginia, or a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Chris Andress

August 21, 2013

On behalf of the Virginia Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, please accept our love and prayers at this time. Please pray for us as we loved him too. What a wonderful man and servant of his God!
Rev. Chris Andress
President of the Virginia Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Minisrty

Marjorie Veiga

August 21, 2013

Your Dad reminds me of mine and leads me to want to get to know my father better in the time he has remaining. See you Saturday.

August 21, 2013

Susan, please know that Leslie and I will be praying for you and your family as you go through this time of loss of your father. While we never met your Dad, we can tell from the obituary that he lived and full and productive life. He left a wonderful legacy in you, his daughter, and we are confident of God's comforting grace during this time. God Bless, Leslie and Gail Johnsen

Rev. Cheryl Owen-Watson

August 20, 2013

Dear Janet, Susan, John, and family,
Please accept my condolences at this time of loss. Ward was a wonderful man with a very big heart. He is greatly missed.
Rev. Cheryl Owen-Watson

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

August 18, 2013

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.