David A. Campbell, 88, of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at SKLD, formerly Twin Rivers Care Center of Defiance.
He was born on March 8, 1931 to Alfred and Naomi (Heaston) Campbell in Center Point, Indiana. On July 18, 1954 he married Virginia I. (Anderson) Campbell, who preceded him in death on December 28, 2009.
David was a faithful and active member of Defiance Church of the Brethren. He was a graduate of North Manchester College, and received his Master's Degree from McPherson College. His love of teaching 6th grade Math and Science began at Holgate Schools in 1958. He transferred to Defiance Schools in 1964 and became Pricipal in 1966 until 1976. David went back to teaching until his retirement in 1988. After retirement he enjoyed his part-time work at ServiceMaster, and then for several years at The Crescent News. He also enjoyed his volunteer work at Promedica Defiance Hospital, camping, fishing, and bird watching. His most cherished time was spent with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. David had many good friends and colleagues, and will be missed by many.
David is survived by his two sons, Gary Alan (Sandra) Campbell of Hilliard, OH, and Brian David (Tammy) Campbell of Defiance, his four grandchildren, Kelsie Amanda Swygart, Kasey Lorin Campbell, Kimberly Jo Campbell, and Conrad David Campbell, and his four great-grandchildren, Kyson David Lee Swygart, Hudson Arthur Lee Swygart, Harrison Anderson Lee Swygart, and Alice Virginia Hardy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Campbell, and four brothers, Henry, Glen, Wendell, and Vernon Campbell.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton St.) and from 10-11am prior to services Saturday morning at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Defiance Church of the Brethren, 319 Washington Avenue in Defiance, with Rev. Gene Yenser, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer's Association.
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