William “Bill” F. Campbell, Jr.

June 8, 1927 - May 21, 2015

06/08/1927 - 05/21/2015

William “Bill” F. Campbell Jr., 87, of Wheeling, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born June 8, 1927, a son of the late William F. and Helen Gordon-Forrester Campbell Sr. Bill was a U.S. Army and Navy Veteran, serving in both WWII and the Korean War. He was retired from Blaw Knox as a tool grinder and later became a security guard at Wheeling Downs. Bill was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council No. 504, Wheeling, VFW Post 15050, American Legion Post 1, and the Bridgeport Eagles. He was an avid golfer, a master of gadgets and loved spending time and fishing with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by one son, William “Bill” F. Campbell III; one granddaughter, Jennifer Bennett; one grandson, Bryan Hindman; and one son-in-law, Frankie Hager.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, of 39 years, Jane Wojtaszek Bowman Campbell; children, John Dorothy, Michael Rena, and Steve Bowman; daughter-in-law, Shirley Bowman; grandchildren, Gail Dean Rice, Dustin Gina, David Amanda and Christine Bowman; and great grandchildren, Cody and Jaiden Rice
Also surviving are children, Sharon Glen Johnson, Helen Hager, Harry Campbell and Margaret Jerry Hindman; daughter-in-law, Mary Campbell; grandchildren, Larissa and Damante Johnson, Autumn and Aubria Hager, Shey Kesterson, Jeremy Bennett, Amy and Eric Wayt, Cassie Campbell, Nicholes McCracken, Ryan, Jessica and Alicia Hindman; and great grandchildren, Lorenzo Clark, Jimear Harris, Tyra Hager-Smith, Jazmyne and Jayden Kesterson, Kayla, Jude, Blake, and Ansyl Bennett, and Evan Zane.
Friends and family will be received Monday, May 25, 2015 from 12-7 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am, at St. Joseph Cathedral, with Monsignor Kevin M. Quirk as celebrant. Interment to take place at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Pennsylvania.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Bernard and Eleanor Wojtaszek
8 years ago

Bill will never be forgotten. We have many wonderful memories to keep him close by us. Our deepest sympathy to you, Aunt Jane, and his family. May your memories of Bill sustain you through this difficult time and keep him close. We love you, Bernard and Eleanor

Chuck and Donna Pettit
8 years ago

Mike, Rena and Family,

We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May your fondest memories bring you comfort. With Love, Prayers and Deepest sympathy

Mario and Angela Belsito and Family
8 years ago

Our deepest condolences go out to all of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Jim Kirchner
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss, what a great guy and a true hero. He was truly a blessing to everyone.

Jim & Janet Kirchner

Joe and Georgette Zinaich
8 years ago

We would like to express our sympathy and offer our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Bill will be truly missed, he was always willing and ready to help. We are sorry that we are unable to be there with you at this time. Love you take care and God Bless.