Wilbert H. Campbell

Wilbert H. Campbell, a truly good man, born March 18, 1936 went home to fish with the Lord July 11, 2014 with his family beside him. Wilbert, lovingly known as "Shubba" was an avid outdoors-man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and golf. He recently ventured to Lake Erie proudly catching not only the first, but the LARGEST fish - a 29" walleye qualifying for a Fish Ohio Award.

Born in Hall, West Virginia, Dad enjoyed riding 4-wheelers on his 130-acre hunting grounds. He's known as "the best hunter there ever was" to many. And could out-shoot all of us as recently as last week. Always full of a humor (that spared no one) he was an uplifting happy soul. Dad has been retired from Ford Motor Company for 28 years. He also was a proud decades-long volunteer on the Garrettsville Fire Department.

To his daughters (and many others who were adopted into the family) he was absolutely the GREATEST DAD EVER!

Born to Charlie and Ada Campbell, Dad is survived by Mom, Roslynn (Zielke), his wife of 57 years, daughters Patty Campbell of Garrettsville, Brenda (Reiner) (Mike) Campbell of Garrettsville, and his most precious joy, granddaughter Sasha Reiner. Surviving siblings are Lafie (Norma) Campbell, Judy (Ed) Beer, and Juanita (Charlie) Adams. Dad was also blessed with numerous nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death are his parents, Charlie and Ada Campbell, siblings Louise Walton, Violet, Rosie Gibson, Beda Queen, Hazel (Tex) Walton and Forest Campbell. Many people made Shubba's life even more enjoyable. We consider them our family: Donna Craver and Erin Dean with their daughter Eden, Bill Harris, Danny Kaster, Shawn Queen, Richard Sothen, Vicki and Darrell Brosius, Scott, Bert and Alma Reynolds, Virginia Simpson, Gregory Bishop, Rosemary and Jim Bogden, Holly and Gary Brunswick.

A special Thank You to the emergency response teams of Community Ambulance and the Garrettsville-Freedom-Nelson Joint Fire District for their exemplary efforts in reviving Dad. They did. But God needed him more.

Internment has already taken place. A Life Celebration (pig roast) will be held on August 23 at the family residence in Garrettsville. Bring fond memories and prepare to smile. In lieu of flowers, hug your family, call a friend, say a prayer and take a kid fishing.

(RC 7-15-14)

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  • There are not enough words to express the depths of my grief in the loss of my other "Dad".

    Wil Campbell was the kindest, sweetest, most loving man we have ever had the honor of knowing. He always greeted us with a broad smile and a little West Virgina chuckle which we truly loved.

    We never heard a harsh word spoken from his lips in the fifty years of being a part of his loving family. Always full of fun, he loved and lived life to the fullest.

    The world is a better place because he was here and heaven is now more joyful  because of his presence.

    We will love you always Wil. You will remain with us through sweet memories and unending love.

    These words seem so inadequate at this time. Dearest family, please know our hearts ache because we know you are hurting. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer.

    Much love always,

    Rosemary and Jim Bogden

  • Brenda and Family,

    You are in our prayers, your father was a wonderful man, he will be missed by all.  Please know that if you need anything please let us know.

    Love,

    Sue & Jerry