William "Bill" Browning Campbell of Harper, WV, passed away November 3, 2019, at the Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness. Born April 20, 1948, in Rainelle, WV. He was the son of Walter and Margie Campbell.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Connie Campbell, a brother, Robert "Bobby" Campbell, and a nephew, Bernard "Rocky" Campbell.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his fiance of 15 years, Shelia Pugh, of Layland. A son, William "Bill" Campbell II, of Bristol, TN. A daughter, Misti Campbell, and husband David Caple of Wilmington, NC. Three grandchildren, Hunter Campbell of Wilmington, NC, William "Billy" Campbell III and Bailei Campbell, and their guardians Dolly and Eddie Bragg of Glen Jean, WV. A brother, Bernard "Butch" Campbell and wife Sheila Campbell of Shady Spring, WV. A sister, Tammy Campbell-Cline and husband John Cline of Piney View, WV. A sister-in-law Linda Passal of Conway, SC. Nieces and nephews: Patrick Campbell, Michael Campbell, Ruth Ann Crews, Brooks Cline, Amber Elder, Brianna Lewallen, Luke Abshire, Meadow Elder. Bill also became very close with his fiance's children, Jimmy Ray Pugh and wife Barbie, along with their children Jessie, Justin, Jonah and grandchild Tobias. Jeff Pugh and wife Janie, along with their son Jerral. Bill also leaves behind a host of extended family, countless friends, former coworkers, and his church community.
Bill was raised in the close knit community of Terry, WV. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1967. He spent his younger years singing in various local bands such as the Red Barons and Gentleman Four. Throughout the years, Bill worked a number of jobs in the area. He worked at Eccles Coal Mine for 12 years until it closed. Bill retired from the City of Beckley after 19 years of service. Bill is probably most known for his service to the City of Beckley as a Board of Public Works Employee which included tending to Fridays in the Park and caring for the city's flower gardens and plants. Bill is also widely known for his ministry of Gospel Music that was spread by his travels near and far to a variety of churches and religious festivals. He was blessed to be able to share the word of God through his music. Bill was a loving soul who always had a smiling face and kind words for his fellow man.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lynn Halstead officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family from 11 am until service time. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Family will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.
Published on November 3, 2019


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Roscoe Clay
Nov 07, 2019
A cousin and great friend ! So many fond memories from our younger days. God blessed us all with his singing and his presence. Rest In Peace Cuz.
With love and prayers to the family,
Roscoe and Marie Clay
David Goode
Nov 05, 2019
Bill was one great person to work with and to have known in High School. Class of 1967 WWHS, bids a fond farewell to a great guy .
Linda Moore
Nov 05, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to Billy’s children and family! I will always have fond memories of way back, when I had the privilege of singing gospel music with Billy and his brother Bob, Janet, and Sister Tammy! I saw him one day at Friday’s in the Park, spoke to him and said you probably don’t remember me, he said Linda I could never forget you. Always smiling and friendly with everyone! Another Angel has gained his wings! Prayers for the family ❤️
David Goode
Nov 05, 2019
One of the greatest guys to call a friend . He was always ready for a quick chat about things and the lord................ Always and forever a friend.
Due to family commitment's will be unable to attend the service. Rest in Peace old friend............Class of 1967............................
Shirley Genberg
Nov 05, 2019
So sorry to hear this. so, thankful I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy his singing from church, and Fridays in the Park. My deepest sympathy to the family. Billy will be sorely missed🙏
Connie Snuffer
Nov 05, 2019
I knew Billy for many years, and he did always have a smile on his face, was a good gospel singer, was a gentleman and always kind to everyone. So sorry for the loss of a good man and pray for his family and friends that God will grant them peace through this time of sorrow.
Katherine Billips
Nov 04, 2019
I remember seeing Mr. Campbell standing in the back of a Beckley City truck watering town flowers that were on telephone poles. He was smiling broadly; I waved and called out to him. He waved and said Hello also. He seemed to enjoy everything he did.
Aaron pugh
Nov 04, 2019
Prays to all the family from the Pugh family we all was love and miss you Billy
Lottie Meador
Nov 04, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers and my love to the family.
Greg Crouse
Nov 04, 2019
Deepest sympathy,Rest in Peace Billy,your work on Earth is done! Loved being your friend,Prayers to your family!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️
Linda Wilder
Nov 04, 2019
I would be there if I could since my Mom couldn't be. Distance is to far for me to come. I remember playing with Billy when we were little. So sorry for the loss of your brother Tammy and Butch.