KILMARNOCK—William D. Campbell, 88, of Kilmarnock formerly of Blacksburg and Chesterfield, died peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elise Campbell; his wife of 38 years, Jean R. Campbell; brother, John O. Campbell and sister, Ovlene K. Campbell.
He is survived by his children, William D. Campbell Jr (Elaine) and Cheryl C. Smyth (Mike); five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Affectionately known as “Captain Catchmore,” Bill enjoyed following the gulls and catching the biggest fish in the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Mindy Sue, hunting (deer and turkey) and traveling.
Following enlistment in the U. S. Navy, he began his career with the telephone company, retiring after 41 years of service. Friends will remember Bill for his kind heart and generous spirit and especially for his love of God, country and family.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 13, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Family received friends prior to the service. Interment was held Wednesday, June 14, at Dale Memorial Park Cemetery, Chesterfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League, P. O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578, or a charity of your choice.