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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

Joseph Eugene Campbell, Jr.

March 1, 1943January 12, 2020
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Joseph E. Campbell Jr., WTCM, USN Ret., 76, passed away Jan. 12, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1943 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Joseph Campbell Sr. and Grace Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ellie Madlambayan Campbell; sons, Michael (Annette), Leslie (Milette), and Joel Madlambayan; daughter, Janet Williams (Ralph) and two grandsons of Tucson, AZ; sister, Nancy Krause of Richmond, VA; brother, George Campbell (Fariba); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Campbell and his parents.

Joseph served in the US Navy from May 1961 to August 1990. His service included USS Bonhomme Richard; USS Yellowstone; USS Kitty Hawk; USS Coral Sea; Naha, Okinawa, Japan; Naval Weapons Station, Colts Neck, NJ; Subic Bay CTF73, Cubi, Point, Philippines; and NWG, Norfolk, VA. He retired from the Coral Sea in 1990.

After retiring, Joe graduated from St. Leo's Univ. He was employed with Builder Square, Home Depot, and Norfolk Int. Airport, where he retired.

Joe was an avid Redskins fan collecting any memorabilia with a Redskins logo. Joe also enjoyed NASCAR, his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Tony Stewart.

The family would like to thank all the friends who visited and called, he loved you all very much. Thanks to the love and care that the nurses and doctors gave from Sentara Princess Anne Hospital ICU. Special thanks to Dr. Mary Baker for the excellent care she provided.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 16 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Fri. Jan. 17, 2020 at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. You may offer condolences to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Eugene Campbell, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Grace Katherine Campbell, Mother (deceased)
  • Ellie Madlambayan Campbell, Wife of 52 years
  • Michael (Annette), Son
  • Leslie (Milette), Son
  • Joel Madlambayan, Son
  • Janet Williams (Ralph), Daughter
  • Nancy Krause, Sister
  • George Campbell (Fariba), Brother
  • Mr. Campbell also leaves behind two grandsons and many nieces and nephews.

Services

17 January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home

601 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Marco and Myra Arenas

January 16, 2020

We're so sorry for your loss.Our love and support will always be here for you.

Tes & Sol Tabora

January 16, 2020

Our heartfelt condolence to our dear friend Ellie & family. Joe is gone but won’t be forgotten because there are so many memories of him that live in our hearts. Rest In Peace.

John Hawkins

January 16, 2020

Ellie and Family, Once again the distance between friends is a factor. I wish I could be there to comfort you in your hours of need but I cannot. Please know that myself, Maggie and all of your fellow friends afar are with you and pray for you.

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Biography

Joseph E. Campbell Jr., WTCM, USN Ret., 76, passed away Jan. 12, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1943 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Joseph Campbell Sr. and Grace Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ellie Madlambayan Campbell; sons, Michael (Annette), Leslie (Milette), and Joel Madlambayan; daughter, Janet Williams (Ralph) and two grandsons of Tucson, AZ; sister, Nancy Krause of Richmond, VA; brother, George Campbell (Fariba); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Campbell and his parents.

Joseph served in the US Navy from May 1961 to August 1990. His service included USS Bonhomme Richard; USS Yellowstone; USS Kitty Hawk; USS Coral Sea; Naha, Okinawa, Japan; Naval Weapons Station, Colts Neck, NJ; Subic Bay CTF73, Cubi, Point, Philippines; and NWG, Norfolk, VA. He retired from the Coral Sea in 1990.

After retiring, Joe graduated from St. Leo's Univ. He was employed with Builder Square, Home Depot, and Norfolk Int. Airport, where he retired.

Joe was an avid Redskins fan collecting any memorabilia with a Redskins logo. Joe also enjoyed NASCAR, his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Tony Stewart.

The family would like to thank all the friends who visited and called, he loved you all very much. Thanks to the love and care that the nurses and doctors gave from Sentara Princess Anne Hospital ICU. Special thanks to Dr. Mary Baker for the excellent care she provided.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 16 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Fri. Jan. 17, 2020 at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. You may offer condolences to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.