Roddy Barnard Campbell, age 66 of the Lanier Avenue community of Kingsland passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 28th, 2012 in Saint Marys at Southeast Georgia Heath System’s Camden Campus.
Mr. Campbell was born in Fernandina Beach, Fl. on December 17th, 1945. He is the son of the late James Ralph and Rosa Lee Pacetty Campbell. Mr. Campbell served his country honorably in the US Army from 1966-1968, attaining the rank of sergeant. On June 16th, 1968 he was wed to Miss Janice Glenda Johnson in Kingsland and they have shared 44 years of life’s journey together. After the service, Mr. Campbell started his own business, Campbell Electric as an electrician. He was also a contractor at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
His family and friends remember him as a loyal friend, father, and husband. He was a mentor and father figure to many. He was respected and his word was gold. He was always there when you needed him, even if you didn’t ask for help. He was a seemingly master of all trades and was an extremely hard worker. His niece said of him, “My sweet, capable, stoic, fish frying, baby loving, machine fixing, belly laughing, Aunt Janice taming, Uncle Rod died unexpectedly of a heart attack last night. He will be missed in a thousand ways. He was a good man, a very good man. I keep imagining every angel in heaven with something that needs fixing, frying or fermenting, lining up to greet him. Rest in peace Uncle Rod.” He is the greatest man we’ve ever known and our hero.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his beloved wife, Janice G. Campbell of Kingsland; his children, Jaimee Denyse C. (Michael) Garcia of Carthage, NC and Justin Reed Campbell of Savannah; his grandchildren, Cameron Reed Garcia and Lainee Reed Campbell, and his cousin, Margaret Eddinger of St. Marys. Besides his parents, Mr. Campbell is preceded in passing by his son, Joey Rod Campbell.
Calling hours for Mr. Campbell’s family will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 in the Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 in the old chapel of Kingsland First United Methodist Church with Pastor Chip Strickland presiding. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Lucas, Nels Palm, Ron Tyson, Troy Smith, John Herring, Carl David Peter Paul Landry and Ronnie Gay.
Mr. Campbell’s cremains will be laid to rest at a later date next to his son in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project /PO BOX 758517/Topeka, KS 66675.
December 17, 1945- April 28, 2012