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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Dohn Ray Campbell

February 23, 1947September 10, 2020

Athens, IL-Dohn Ray Campbell 73, passed away at 3:15 am Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born in Springfield, February 23, 1947 the son of Hemphill and LaDonne (Graves) Campbell Sr. His parents and his brother, Hemphill Campbell Jr. preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Fietschans High School, class of 1965.

Dohn served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Army commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He served in the reserves until 1993.

He retired from law enforcement after service many years at Sangamon State University, now UIS and then as director of security for Lincoln Land Community College. He was a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Athens, where he also served as past commander and the VFW Post 6871 in Petersburg, IL. He had a love for horses and was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association. Dohn enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping

He is survived by his three daughters: Deborah (Clinton Phillips) Campbell and LaDonne Campbell of Springfield, and Sharon McDowell of Elizabethtown, NC. Also surviving are his three grandchildren; Kiersten Phillips, Dohn Campbell and Marcus Berry, an expected great granddaughter, Miliana Blue, his sister, Jakki Campbell of Milwaukee, WI, two nephews a niece and a special cousin, Sharon Vaughn.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield where the family will greet friends and family on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of a funeral service at 11:30 am. Rev Cynthia Newman will officiate. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and the Department of Defense.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois 215 W Illinois St #1c, Chicago, IL 60654.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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James Smith

September 18, 2020

To my brother Dohn Ray, today you go home but this is not how I want to remember you. Our growing up and the fun times. We both went off to war and came back changed. We have traveled the world , laugh and cried over lost ones.
Our legacy is and always be the Joy and Love we leave behind us. Love you brother!! James Smith

Meghan Rotherham - Landers

September 18, 2020

Sweet Dohn has been a very special friend to the Rotherham - Taylor clan for many years now. Neighbor to my sister and brother in law... he became a close friend and like family to them and then the rest of our family. Dohn was so kind and always encouraging. I was looking forward to making him my butter cake he always asked me about when he got out of the hospital. No doubt he is enjoying all the butter cake in Heaven, with my Dad and fellow Vietnam vet, who he also was a great friend to. God bless and prayers to all ❤️

Diana Grooms

September 16, 2020

My sympathy to the family for your loss.
God's blessings, strength and love to you all.
Diana Grooms

J.D. Young

September 15, 2020

I am sad to hear of Dohns passing. I was fortunate to know him through our service in the 233d MP Company in the Illinois National Guard. Dohn was my Platoon Sergeant when I first came into the guard. We often shared "war stories" and traded leadership guidance during our drill weekends and Annual training. I would run into Dohn on occasion over the years and we would spend some time getting updated on what each had been doing. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Unfortunately, I have moved out of state and will be unable to attend his services, but his memory will live on.

Brian Harmony

September 13, 2020

I first met Dohn at LLCC when he was head of security. I was running for student body president and he asked for me to come in a discuss his department. He asked if I was Lewis Harmony's nephew. That's when I found out that he was the Fohn that was my Uncles childhood buddy. They went to school, worked together and hung out out before Dohn went to Vietnam. Lou talked about Dohn all the time until he passed away in 2013. I served with Dohn for years in the Guard. After he retired from the military in 93 would stop and visit when he lived in Springfield. I enjoyed his wisdom and humor. Will miss him greatly

Cassandra Padilla

September 13, 2020

Dear Dad,
The Dad that stepped up and filled the shoes of the dad that you didn’t have to be. And a great Papa Dohn to Jordan, Samuel, Joshua, and Faith.
There so many memories over the years . Being there over and over again. I am heart broken and am at a loss with you now being gone. I honestly felt like you would always be here. Because you were always there just being a phone call away.
From breakfast at the Sun ☀️ Rise Cafe, Mary Lous, Katlyns cafe. You could do breakfast at any time of day. When potatoes were their own food group. To many times of cooking out on the grill or making Collard Greens, or your infamous beef stew. You teaching me how to dive a stick shift. Let’s now forget the Turtles 🐢 in the bath tub. The 12”x 12” square in masking tape on the floor 12” from the wall.
The one that rescuers me from my first Car accident after I started driving, or when we found the bumpiest roads in the old green truck because by golly you were ready to meet your granddaughter. To the many nights we spent working at Coz’s pizza.
And for you being there to walk me Down the to give me away at my wedding that you tried to warn me to run the other way. To being my birthday buddy, The trips to see Jackie in WI. Or when we all went to Go See Céline Deon together in Kansas City.

Jon McConnell

September 12, 2020

Dohn and I were the best buddies growing up. I lived on Spruce St. and he with his grandmother. He was an ornery kid and so was I, but we had fun. We then worked together at SSU. I've always loved Dohn and I pray god takes care of him. RIP my buddy

Bob Cowles

September 12, 2020

Dohn and I graduated together at Feitshans in 1965. I served in Vietnam in a Calvary Troop, which was next to his unit in our Brigade Basecamp. We were able to get together a few times. Dohn's tour ended a few months before mine. He stopped by my folk's grocery store when he returned. I have always appreciated him doing so. May he rest in peace.

Melissa OBryan

September 12, 2020

One of the best people I was blessed to meet and have had in my life taught me alot in a short time it's better to have and not need than to need and not have much love to all of Dohns family.

Gary Stone

September 11, 2020

I served with Dohn in the 233rd MP unit and truly enjoyed the time we spent together. He was intelligent, fair and had a great sense of humor. The last time I saw/spoke with him was over 10 years ago, but he never seemed to have aged much at all.

I hope the family finds comfort in knowing he was a good-hearted person who made this world a better place.

RIP, my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY

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