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David J. Campbell


David J. Campbell, 76, of Russells Point, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2013, in the emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital.

Dave was born in Dayton on May 11, 1937, to the late Rodney W. and Enola Lockwood Campbell.

On May 16, 1959, he married the former Jean Rowe in Dayton and she preceded him in death in 2002. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Campbell McClain; a great-granddaughter, Trinity Baldwin; two sisters, Barbara Kruso and Margaret Sue Campbell; and three brothers, Paul, Dick and Buddy Campbell.

He is survived by three daughters, Beverly Campbell of Bellefontaine, Linda (Steve) Robinson of Belle Center and Mary (Joe) Franzen of Springfield; 14 grandchildren, Misti, Stasha, David, Scotty, Megan, Sophia, Joe Jr., Nathan, Elise, Justin, Daniel, Adam, Chris and Tony, 17 great-grandchildren, Logan, Aiden, Treyce, Bryce, Addyson, Jackson, Mearic, Gabrielle, Peyton, Lucy, Lila, Tawnee, Memphis, Bentley, Keegan, Drew and Levi; a brother, Fred (Deb) Campbell of Englewood; and several nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Phillipsburg High School, Dave began working at Miller Textiles in Wapakoneta before becoming a machinist by trade and working at Monarch Machining in Sidney and later at A&B Machines, also in Sidney, before retiring.

Through the years, he enjoyed reading, golfing, riding his motorcycle, target shooting and growing his garden. Since his retirement, Dave especially enjoyed frequenting area garage sales/auctions in search of bargains and trading stories with those that he came in contact with. He was considered a real handy man and master storyteller.

He greatly cared for his cats and loved being with his family, and he took great pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed!

The Rev. Bryan Meadows conducts a funeral at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial in Huntsville Cemetery is at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Antioch Shriners and the Humane Society Serving Logan County.

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