Raymond Eugene Campbell, 89, of Richmond, Indiana, died at Reid Hospital on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
He was born in Moberly, Missouri on October 30, 1931 to Thomas Raymond Campbell and Alice Campbell (Spicer). He attended Richmond High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950. He is a combat veteran of the Korean War and received citations for bravery in numerous actions and campaigns including the Landing at Inchon, and the Chosin Reservoir.
He met the love of his life, Nancy Marie Craig of Muncie, Indiana, while still in the Marine Corps. They were married on May 8, 1954. They eventually settled in the Williamsburg, Indiana area to start a family. He went to work for Perfect Circle (Dana Corporation) in Richmond, Indiana and retired in 1988 after 34 years of service.
In his later years he performed custodial work part time at First Friends Church in Richmond, and at Centerville-Abington Community Schools. His hobbies included coin collecting, fishing, and watching the Cincinnati Reds.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Raymond David (Angela) of Cameron, NC, daughter Jane Campbell Connelly of Fairfield, OH, son Mark (Teresa) of Centerville, IN, son Randy (Mary) of Lenoir City, TN, and son Douglas (Kellie) of Brownsburg, IN, six grandsons, four granddaughters, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lorene Riggs, and sister Helen Baldwin.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 17, at Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home in Fountain City. A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 18 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery, with military rites delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
All visitors are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing while in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, Virginia 22215 or the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, 200 South 9th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .