OBITUARY

Quester R. Campbell

February 1, 1930March 4, 2018
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Quester Raynor Campbell, son of the late David Campbell and Portia Washington, was born on February 1, 1930 in Middlesex County, Virginia. He was the oldest of three sons, his brother Waverly Campbell (deceased) and his brother David Campbell, Jr. Quester was raised by his maternal grandmother, Essie Mae Jackson (Washington), because his mother did not survive after his birth. As a child, he attended Grafton Baptist Church in Salide, Virginia, where he was baptized and became a member. He attended public schools in Virginia and he was an avid basketball player on his high school team. Upon graduation from high school, Quester enlisted in the Army and served his country for 20 years. His military career included tours of Duty in Germany and France. He also fought in the Vietnam War in Asia. During this time he received numerous certificates of training, letters of appreciation and commendations for his service. He also was awarded the army commendation medal. Quester completed his military career as a staff sergeant (E6). As a single man, at the age of twenty-three Quester’s first child Patricia Porter (Brooks) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Quester later married his first wife Vernice Campbell on March 5, 1955. From this union, five children were born. Two of the children were born in Paris, France. Upon retirement from the military, he joined TREA. The Retired Enlisted Association; Chapter Nine. Quester served in this organization for many years. Quester’s civilian career began as an assemblyman in 1968 at General Motors in Baltimore. He achieved the rank of foreman and he retired in 1993. His second marriage was to Barbara R. Tibbs. Quester and Barbara were engaged for thirteen years. This time period allowed their children to become adults. Their marriage theme was, “I'm Marrying My Friend.” This marriage has lasted for thirty-two years. Their commitment to each other has lasted for forty five years. Quester enjoyed life. His pasttimes included working crossword puzzles and watching basketball, football, and baseball games. He always enjoyed hearing and telling jokes. He loved to wash and wax his car on Saturday mornings. Quester was a man who always looked good in his stylish attire. He leaves, to celebrate his life, his loving and caring wife Barbara; his children; Patricia Porter Brooks, Quinton T. Campbell, Audrita Campbell Woodcox, Gordon Campbell, Lisa M. Williams and Quester R. Campbell, Jr., four step children; John K. Tibbs, Ruth M. Tibbs, Brian K. Tibbs and Jessica A. Tibbs, one brother, David Campbell, Jr., two sons-in-laws; Gerald Williams and David Woodcox, one daughter-in-law Patricia Campbell, one future daughter-in-law; Renee Harris, eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren, three special cousins; Anita Jackson, Esther Oliver and Gene Glover and a host of other relatives. His kind sweet spirit and gentle ways will be truly missed. The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm and on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Gough United Methodist Church, 14200 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 at which time a Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:30 am. Interment Gough United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Campbell’s memory to Gough United Methodist Church, 14200 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030.

A Guest Book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • David Campbell, Father
  • Portia Washington, Mother
  • Barbara R. Campbell, Wife
  • Patricia Porter Brooks, Daughter
  • Quinton T. Campbell, Son
  • Audrita Campbell Woodcox, Daughter
  • Gordon Campbell, Son
  • Lisa M. Williams, Daughter
  • Quester R. Campbell, Jr., Son
  • John K. Tibbs, Stepson
  • Ruth M. Tibbs, Stepdaughter
  • Brian K. Tibbs, Stepson
  • Jessica A. Tipps, Stepdaughter
  • Quester is also lovingly survived by one brother, David Campbell, Jr. , two sons-in-laws; Gerald Williams and David Woodcox, one daughter-in-law Patricia Campbell, one future daughter-in-law; Renee Harris, eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren, three special cousins; Anita Jackson, Esther Oliver and Gene Glover and a host of other relatives. His kind sweet spirit and gentle ways will be truly missed.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeffrey Tibbs
  • Chay Haggins
  • John Tibbs
  • John Bell
  • Rashad Campbell
  • Damien Campbell
  • John Brooks
  • DONATIONS

  • Gough United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Interment Monday, March 12, 2018
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Biography

Quester Raynor Campbell, son of the late David Campbell and Portia Washington, was born on February 1, 1930 in Middlesex County, Virginia. He was the oldest of three sons, his brother Waverly Campbell (deceased) and his brother David Campbell, Jr. Quester was raised by his maternal grandmother, Essie Mae Jackson (Washington), because his mother did not survive after his birth.
As a child, he attended Grafton Baptist Church in Salide, Virginia, where he was baptized and became a member. He attended public schools in Virginia and he was an avid basketball player on his high school team.
Upon graduation from high school, Quester enlisted in the Army and served his country for 20 years. His military career included tours of Duty in Germany and France. He also fought in the Vietnam War in Asia. During this time he received numerous certificates of training, letters of appreciation and commendations for his service. He also was awarded the army commendation medal. Quester completed his military career as a staff sergeant (E6).
As a single man, at the age of twenty-three Quester’s first child Patricia Porter (Brooks) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Quester later married his first wife Vernice Campbell on March 5, 1955. From this union, five children were born. Two of the children were born in Paris, France.
Upon retirement from the military, he joined TREA. The Retired Enlisted Association; Chapter Nine. Quester served in this organization for many years.
Quester’s civilian career began as an assemblyman in 1968 at General Motors in Baltimore. He achieved the rank of foreman and he retired in 1993.
His second marriage was to Barbara R. Tibbs. Quester and Barbara were engaged for thirteen years. This time period allowed their children to become adults. Their marriage theme was, “I'm Marrying My Friend.” This marriage has lasted for thirty-two years. Their commitment to each other has lasted for forty five years.
Quester enjoyed life. His pasttimes included working crossword puzzles and watching basketball, football, and baseball games. He always enjoyed hearing and telling jokes. He loved to wash and wax his car on Saturday mornings. Quester was a man who always looked good in his stylish attire.
He leaves, to celebrate his life, his loving and caring wife Barbara; his children; Patricia Porter Brooks, Quinton T. Campbell, Audrita Campbell Woodcox, Gordon Campbell, Lisa M. Williams and Quester R. Campbell, Jr., four step children; John K. Tibbs, Ruth M. Tibbs, Brian K. Tibbs and Jessica A. Tibbs, one brother, David Campbell, Jr., two sons-in-laws; Gerald Williams and David Woodcox, one daughter-in-law Patricia Campbell, one future daughter-in-law; Renee Harris, eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren, three special cousins; Anita Jackson, Esther Oliver and Gene Glover and a host of other relatives. His kind sweet spirit and gentle ways will be truly missed.

The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm and on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am at Gough United Methodist Church, 14200 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030 at which time a Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:30 am.

Interment Gough United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Campbell’s memory to Gough United Methodist Church, 14200 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030.

A Guest Book is available at www.lemmonfuneralhome.com