OBITUARY

Eric Wayne Campbell

November 25, 1961March 10, 2018

Waynesville-Eric Wayne Campbell, 56, died on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Eric’s life is remembered by many around him- the members of his churches, his friends, and family. Our family was reminded of the deeds accomplished by Eric through his willingness to give of his musical talents throughout the community churches, personified through weddings, cantatas, worship and death. We want Eric most to be remembered as one who persevered. His challenges were numerous and he overcame multiple obstacles. Trauma in his late teens and early twenties led to Eric being unable to finish college. After ten years of overcoming his medical battles, he went back to his music and college professors came to his bedside to help him finish his college degree, which he was so proud. Our precious mother Rosa cared for Eric for many years and then he cared for her in like. We asked one of Eric’s friends of eighteen years, why he befriended our brother and he simply stated, because he was ‘kind and honest’. The children of St Joseph’s School with their notes of heartfelt words celebrated his life. One letter in particular left at Eric’s doorstep written, by a young lady, brought tears of joy to our eyes. Eric died peacefully. Our wish is for those who knew and loved him to join in fellowship in the privacy of their homes or in fellowship with community members. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Academy at 175 Rich Cove Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.

Lee Anne and Lynne

A memorial service celebrating Eric's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 24, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Becket Soule officiating. There will be a reception following the service in the church parish hall.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Eric Wayne Campbell

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Henrietta Stevens

March 20, 2018

Thankful he died peacefully and may he Rest In Peace . Prayers for comfort for his family. Thinking of you, Lynne!

Mary Glance

March 17, 2018

Eric will be greatly missed, he was a sweet gentle soul. He knew I loved the old hymns. Many were not used during the
Mass at Immaculate Conception Church but Eric would always play them before the services began. May he Rest In Peace.

Gretchen Timmons

March 13, 2018

Eric was a dear friend of mine and my daughter, Becky. Eric played the organ at my church, Peachtree Methodist in Maggie Valley. He played for my husband, Bob’s memorial service in 2008. He also played at Becky’s church, Maggie Valley Methodist . Becky and Eric were close friends and went to dinner together and also each year to the Community Chorus concerts. They talked on the phone often. We loved him and his Mom, Rose. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to his family.

Ann Simmons

March 12, 2018

Eric was a gentle soul that brought great joy to many through his music. He played at my Mother’s funeral and played a beautiful rendition of Panis Angelicus which was played at Mom and Dad’s wedding. It was touching and comforting. In addition, he played at my daughter’s wedding. The St. John’s community will remember him always. May he rest and play joyful music in heaven.