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Mr. William V. Campbell, age 94, of Rockmart, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health.

Mr. Campbell was born in Rockmart, GA on October 15, 1922, a son of the late Gilbert Campbell and Rilla Haynie Campbell. He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church. Mr. Campbell was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He served during the third wave of the invasion on the beaches of Normandy in Northern France; Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a recipient of the Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Campbell was a retired employee of the Goodyear Mill having worked in Rockmart, Cartersville, Cedartown and in Alabama. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Pharo and two brothers: Horace Campbell and Rev. Royce Campbell.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Velma Kelley Campbell to whom he was married on December 24, 1941; daughter, Ann Stanford and her husband Danny; seven grandchildren: Dean Pharo, April Raper, Gigi Moates, Shea Cagle, Terri Smith, Kasie Wallace and Jodi Stanford; eleven great grandchildren ; one great great grandson; sister, Erlene Cole and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Purser officiating and military rites delivered by the Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the American Legion.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial gifts be made in Mr. Campbell's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. William V. Campbell.


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