Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Weapons Technician Joseph Eugene “Joe” Campbell Jr., 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. He was born March 1, 1943, in Lynchburg 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); two grandsons of Tucson, Arizona; sister, Nancy Krause of Richmond; brother, George Campbell (Fariba); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Campbell; and parents.
Joseph served in the U.S. 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, New Jersey; Subic Bay CTF73, Cubi, Point, Philippines; and NWG, Norfolk. 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 retired from Norfolk International Airport.
Joe was an avid Redskins fan and collected 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 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home with entombment following in Rosewood Memorial Park.
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