Death of Edward Lee “Eddie” Campbell

Ed Campbell was a man who never quit. He completed his wonderful journey on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Hospice House in Elkins surrounded by his loving family. Edward “Eddie” Lee Campbell was born March 29, 1939 in Elkins, West Virginia to Charles Lee and Eloene Campbell. As a child he moved with his parents and his brother Charles Richard “Dick” Campbell to Beverly to help establish Campbell’s Market, one of his many legacies. Eddie worked hard as a young man, working evenings and Saturdays at the market while attending high school. He dedicated himself to being the best at what he was doing. This thought process later left him with many accomplishments, basketball being his first. Playing basketball was his first love. His outstanding performance on the court resulted with an induction into the Randolph County Sports Hall of Fame and a long list of many close friends. During his attendance at Beverly High School, he was one of the first boys to take home economics. While taking this class he made a beautiful wool shirt, of which he was very proud and spoke of frequently. He was an active member of many clubs in High School, which led to his great leadership in the community. After graduating from Beverly High School in 1957, he attended Alderson Broaddus College. Although he only attended for one year, he accomplished something much greater. He met his soul mate, best friend, and wife of fifty-seven years – Muggie. During this time he began his career in banking at the Tygarts Valley National Bank, which would later lead to his appointment to the Citizens Bank of West Virginia board of directors. He married Mary “Mug” White in 1959 and started what would be his pride and joy – his family. After getting married he returned to working at Campbell’s Market with his family. He retired from Campbell’s Market in 2000 but continued farming and breeding cattle. During retirement, he spent the majority of his time at his farm on Georgetown Road. He was a Director of the Cattlemen’s Beef Association of WV and a Director of the National Beef Board, where with his fabulous personality continued to make lifelong friends. However, raising cattle was not his only hobby. He enjoyed WVU football, WVU basketball, traveling, taking naps, and participating in many organizations. Those organizations and hobbies include Randolph County WVU Extension Service, an active participate in Randolph County 4-H mentoring many young future farmers, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Grand Lodge of WV, Osiris Temple, Knights Templar, Management of the Beverly Cemetery, and a member of the Tygarts Valley Lions Club. His favorite moments included spending time with his wife and their four children, Kelly Campbell, Dawn Campbell, Scott and Cindee Campbell, and David “Dub” Campbell, his grandchildren Megan Butcher, Jordan and Katy Kimble, Coty Campbell, Dillon Thompson and Campbell Thompson, and his newest addition Clara Kimble, his first great grandchild. Eddie will be greatly missed by his wife, family and his many wonderful friends he made along the journey! Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014 from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Hopkins and Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ed Campbell. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.