Joe Dale Campbell, 67, of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away surrounded by family and friends at his home on Saturday, July 6, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1945, to the late Glen Otis and Shirley Annis Ruth Campbell. Joe was in the industrial insulation business for more than 40 years in the Chattanooga and Dalton areas. He was an avid racing fan, assisting his son, Jody, in building a number of cars and winning many races at the Cleveland Speedway. Above all of these, he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren, helping them by coaching ball games and occupying many hours at the ball field.
In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Janice Campbell, and one sister, Annis Horne.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his two sons, Jody Campbell (Suzy) and W.G. “Buck” Campbell (Lisa); one daughter, Bridgette Campbell; six grandchildren, Hannah Campbell, Charlie Joe Brown, Seth Campbell, Abby Campbell, Levi Pennington and Deanna Dill; one sister, Glenna Kirkland (Lonzo); and two brothers, George Campbell (Debbie) and Mike Campbell. In addition to these, Joe leaves behind dozens of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Faith Memorial Church at 910 17th St. in Cleveland, Tenn. The family will also receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at noon at the church with Pastor David Riggs officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Michigan Avenue Cemetery. Seth Campbell, Charlie Joe Brown, Levi Pennington, Shane Campbell, Donnie McCann III, Jeff McCann, Tony Edwards and Ricky McCann will serve as pallbearers. Cody Campbell will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Memorial Church where he contributed regularly.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Joe or your condolences with his family at his online guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Campbell family with these arrangements.