He was born Dec. 11, 1945, to the late Glen Otis and Shirley Annis Ruth Campbell.
He was in the industrial insulation business for more than 40 years in the Chattanooga and Dalton, Ga., areas, and was an avid racing fan, helping his son Jody build a number of cars and win many races at the Cleveland Speedway. Above all of these, he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, helping them by coaching ballgames, occupying many hours at the ballfield.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Janice Campbell and one sister, Annis Horne.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, including two sons, Jody Campbell (Suzy) and W.G. “Buck” Campbell (Lisa), and one daughter, Bridgette Campbell; six grandchildren: Hannah Campbell, Charlie Joe Brown, Seth Campbell, Abby Campbell, Levi Pennington, and Deanna Dill; one sister, Glenna Kirkland (Lonzo); and two brothers, George Campbell (Debbie) and Mike Campbell. He also leaves behind dozens of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Faith Memorial Church, 910 17th St.
The funeral will be held at noon Wednesday July 10, 2013, at the church with Pastor David Riggs officiating.
The family will also receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow the service at Michigan Avenue Cemetery.
Seth Campbell, Charlie Joe Brown, Levi Pennington, Shane Campbell, Donnie McCann III, Jeff McCann, Tony Edwards, and Ricky McCann will be serving as pallbearers. Cody Campbell will serve as honorary pallbearer.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Faith Memorial Church, where he contributed regularly.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Joe or your condolences with his family at his online guest book located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Campbell family with these arrangements.