OBITUARY

George Arnold Campbell

May 26, 1924January 7, 2021

George Campbell, 96, passed away peacefully on January 7th, 2021at home with his family. George was born May 26, 1924 in Fayette County, West Virginia to the late Earl and Macie Campbell.

George was an airplane engine mechanic in the 812th Army Air Force Base Unit, Army Air Corps during WWII from 1943-1946. During his service he was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. George married his sweetheart Ethel in 1946 and they shared 74 years of marriage. Before moving to Virginia Beach, George resided in Barnegat, NJ. It was there that he founded the Boy Scout Troop Number 17 in 1959. George was an active member of Haygood United Methodist Church for many years. He was a Civil Servant from 1946 until his retirement in 1979. After his first retirement, he went to work at the Virginia Marine Science Museum, where he worked and volunteered until his second retirement in 2006. On June 14, 2006, the then Mayor of Virginia Beach declared a proclamation making June 14, 2006 George Campbell day for his 20 year service at the Virginia Marine Science Museum. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother Charles and a sister Christine.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Ethel of 74 years; a daughter Patricia; 3 grandchildren Rick, Kristin (Mike), Travis; and a great-granddaughter Adelyne.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held on January 16, 2021 at 2pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The family will receive friends at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in his name to the American Heart Association or Haygood United Methodist Church. You may offer your condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Richard Taylor
  • Travis Taylor
  • Brett Taylor
  • Paul Fogle Sr.
  • Paul Fogle Jr.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life with Livestream

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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