Dennis Morgan Campbell

November 5, 1941December 10, 2013

Dennis Morgan Campbell, 72, of Waynesboro passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the University of Virginia Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born November 5, 1941 in Augusta County, he was the son of the late Manley Howard and Pearl (Taylor) Campbell. On June 7, 1963 he married the love of his life Betty (Sanger) Campbell. The two shared a blessed union of 50 years together. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist and had joined the Virginia Deer Hunters Association as Director of Field Operations within the last year. After serving in the U.S. Army, Dennis returned to Virginia where he held jobs as a cost accountant, purchasing agent, and then as Administrative Manager for local companies. Dennis’s love for wildlife and the outdoors led him to volunteering for numerous conservation organizations, as well as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. In recent years, he had been employed by the National Wild Turkey Federation as a Senior Regional Director. Nominated by his peers, he was inducted into the Virginia Conservationist’s Hall of Fame. In 2001, he became Executive Director for NASCAR driver Ward Burton’s Wildlife Foundation. Dennis is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for “Return to Nature”, an educational outreach program, Chairman of the Board for Sportsmen of Virginia, and served for many years on the Virginia State NWTF Executive Board. He had remained active with conservation groups for children and had the nickname “Grandfather of Youth Whitetail Day”. Dennis was a member of White Hill Church of the Brethren, Stuarts Draft. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Lynne (Campbell) Floyd and husband, Jerry David Floyd, Jr.; grandchildren, Amanda (Floyd) Lent and husband, Raymond, Tabitha Noel Floyd and Autumn Paige Floyd; siblings, Judy (Campbell) Adams and husband, Robert, Roger Campbell and wife, Barbara Jean, Jesse Campbell and wife, Carolyn, Benny Campbell and Randy Campbell and wife, Martha; sister-in-law, Nancy (Sanger) Ratcliffe and husband, James; brothers-in-law, Carl Daniel Sanger and wife, Vickie and Tom Sanger; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at White Hill Church of the Brethren, Stuarts Draft, with Rev. James Chappell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a children’s charity of choice. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Tabitha Floyd

January 6, 2018

Hey grandfather....been a while since I checked your page you had a lot of friends. Mom still misses you....we cry a lot here lately missing you we know youre in a better place but...I miss my pal. I sure could use one of our talks right now...

Todd & Vickie Rapalee

January 9, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the Campbell family. We have known Dennis for many years and would see him at various outdoor related events. We will remember him as always having a smile on his face. You could tell he loved helping people and wildlife. God Bless You. With sympathy, Todd, Vickie & Dillon Rapalee - Goochland, VA

Angela and Glenn Loan

December 29, 2013

Dear Betty,
We are so sad to hear of Dennis' passing and will miss seeing his smiling face and waiving hand next door. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Thompson

December 24, 2013

Betty and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was a great man! He will be greatly missed. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joyce Thompson, Morgan Groah, Dalton Groah and Trevor Johnson

Chip Sayre

December 23, 2013

I always enjoyed being around Dennis when I had the opportunity to do so. He was a good friend and I will miss him. Chip Sayre

December 19, 2013

Dear Betty,
As Dennis' former work associate when he was at QDMA, I was sadden to learn of his passing. Dennis was always a man of integrity that willingly shared his knowledge of fundraising and all things related to the outdoors with so, so many during the many positions he held with various conservation organizations during his lifetime. He was loved by so many and will be missed greatly. I consider it a privilege to have called him a friend and co-worker. He taught me a lot. Jesus now has a great, unselfish fundraiser and storyteller!

Nicole Martin

December 15, 2013

I am sadden to here of his daeath with great sympathy my husband and i are sorry for your loss
Bluford and Nicole martin

December 14, 2013

We just found out today about Dennis passing, so sorry. We will miss him . So many folks here in Amherst will miss him. RIP Debbie & Billy Gibson

Brad Houff

December 14, 2013

Dear Betty, Jennifer and Family,

We want to offer our sincere condolences for your lose. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this time. He will truly be missed.

Love you!
Brad & Carol Houff – Staunton, VA

James Ratcliffe

December 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Betty and her family at this time of their loss of Dennis. He will truely be missed. He did a lot for the kids, which will also be missed, but he is resting in a better place now. Our prayers will always be with the family.
JC and Nancy Ratcliffe