Robert Campbell, Sr

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Master Sergeant Robert Campbell Sr. (USAF, Retired), the son of Julius Campbell and Sadie Susie Green, was born on November 18, 1939 in Charleston, South Carolina. His father preceded him in death.

After attending the public schools in Charleston County, he began an outstanding 28-year military career in the Army then transferred into the Air Force. His duty stations included Maxwell AFB, AL; Plattsburgh AFB, NY; Griffiss AFB, NY; and Offutt AFB, NE where he retired in 1988. His most memorable and distinguished services included his role as Senior NCO scheduler for the RC-135 Reconnaissance (spy) Aircraft.

After retirement from the Air Force, Bob relocated to Columbus, OH where he worked as a security officer for 5/3 Bank for over 10 years. He was an avid bowler and member of the Casual Social Club, RAFA, and the VFW.

Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Sheena Roberta Campbell; brother, James V. Waring; and sister, Vernell L. Green.

Bob is survived by his wife, Brenda Gartrell Campbell; his mother; Sadie S. Green of Charleston, SC,; his sons: Dr. Robert Campbell, Jr. of Portsmouth, VA (Lt. Col, USAFR, Retired), Marcus Campbell  (LaTanja), Goose Creek, SC (SFC, US Army, Retired), Kyle Robert Campbell , Holyoke, MA, John Porter (LaDonna) of Sacramento, CA,; stepdaughter, Monica Gartrell; seven grandchildren; Marcus DeVaughn Campbell of Columbia, SC, Sterling Marqui Campbell of Atlanta, GA and Camariah Alexis Campbell & Camaryn Ashanti Campbell of Goose Creek, SC, Andy Rosario, Elijah Campbell and Shae Campbell of Holyoke, MA; one brother Charles (Ruth) Green of Charleston, SC; brother-in laws, Montecarlo Gartrell and Ricardo Gartrell ; special friends, John Lee and Ellen Rhodes. Bob leaves to cherish his memories a host of siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and many other relatives and special friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. 

Inurnment at Dayton National Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. To the Campbell family, you have my condolences in your loss. It seems so unfair that the Methuselah tree lives for 4,849 years but humans only live, in comparison, a short period of years. (Psalm 90:10) God’s purpose is for humans to live forever! (Psalm 37:29) Soon his promise of the resurrection and his purpose for humans to live forever will come true!

  2. Jennifer Ugarte

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you must feel. I have found comfort in scriptures like Job 14:14,15 which remind me that God cares so deeply for us that he yearns for the day when he will bring us back to life on earth (John 5:28, 29). I hope that these words bring you comfort as well.

  3. Betty Humphrey

    Dear family we are sorry to hear about your loss death is difficult for family and friends however the Bible holds out hope for our deceased love ones found in the Bible book of John chapter 5 and verses 28 and 29. Why not read these scriptures in your personal copy of bible.

    Peacefully Yours

    For additional information about the resurrection hope please refer to JW.Org

  4. Yolanda Cozart Hill

    It is with heartfelt sympathy that I offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Campbell. I will never forget and be forever grateful for the love he showed my family. Rest in Heaven.
    The Cozart Family; Bettye, Yolanda (Cedric), Sam, Maurice, Mitchell

  5. Maxine Hardeman

    To the Family of Mr.Robert Campbell I lived behind Mr.Campbell at Chatham Village Apts for 5 yrs.then I begin to help him I would drive him around take him to the Base take him to the store to the bank I would help clean his Apt I ironed his jeans buy the week so he would have nice starched Jeans I would do his laundry well me being his friend I did what I could to help him I’m gonna miss him he would always call me nappy head well I say to you Mr.Campbell you can rest peacefully now.there’s no more pain you’re in the big house now (God’s House) rest now

  6. Condolences to the family of Bob Campbell. He was a nice man. I met Bob when he was a guard at the 53rd bank on E. Livingston Ave. He always had something nice to say and we always would talk while visiting the bank. He will be missed

  7. To the family we send condolences at the loss of your beloved father and husband. Mr. Bob will truly be missed. Former neighbor Eva Hagler.

  8. HEIDI Shortridge

    Mr. Campbell use to be the guard at 53 near my mother’s house. He was always very nice, kind and funny. He was a very wonderful human being.

  9. Iris Foster-DeNieuwe

    You will be sincerely missed. You were my true comrade – I liked you from the instant I met you. I will definitely miss your teasing me, the fun, and the laughter we had.
    With love and sincerity I know that God has taken you to a better place – one where your spirit can rest in peace.

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