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Bruce Campbell

June 14, 1947 — November 21, 2022

“….And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8



Bruce Campbell, 75, departed this earthly life on Monday, November 21, 2022. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all he met.



Bruce was born on June 14, 1947, in Lynchburg, Va. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hampton W. And Doris C. Campbell, and dear brother, Glen Campbell.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly K. Campbell, with whom he shared life’s hardships and joys, all with a focus on service to our Lord and love for his wife and family; children Amy D. Campbell, Kate C. McPhatter (Chet), and Robert Bruce Campbell (Betsy); beautiful grandchildren Emma, Claire, and Chase McPhatter, and Adelaide Campbell, all of whom were the joy of his life.  He is also survived by his sister, Joan C. Steele, brother-in-law, Bob Keith, and sister-in-law, Rita Jefferson, and many special cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bruce was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was employed in management for many years at Imperial Reading and Courtland Manufacturing in Lynchburg.  As he neared his retirement years, he worked for Southern States in Amherst, where he loved giving farming advice, and lastly at Banker Steel until his retirement.  He spent his free time working on the family farm in Piney River, a very special place to him.

Anyone lucky enough to know Bruce loved him.  Kindness radiated from him, and he spent his life in service to others.  Another of his favorite verses was Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your strength.  The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no commandment greater than these.” If anyone lived these words, it was Bruce.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Madison Heights Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with good friend, Reverend Eugene Beverly officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Madison Heights Baptist Church and Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

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