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Saturday, April 30 2022
Ronald Trenton Campbell

Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 11:08 am   |  Permalink   |  11 Comments  |  Email
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Ron will surely be missed by many. He was an awesome man. Prayers for Wanda and his family.
Posted by Linda and Tommy Chumney on 05/01/2022 - 07:00 PM
One good guy, I will miss you, RIP my friend.
Posted by Steve Montgomery on 05/02/2022 - 09:38 AM
Ron was one of the kindest men I've ever known.He always made time to listen, and I felt he really did care. Condolences to his family.Ron's memory will remain with those who loved him and knew him best.
Posted by Deborah and Russell Ashworth on 05/02/2022 - 04:43 PM
Our Prayers and Condolences are with the family, Ron was such a great inspiration to Richard and myself (kent), We were some of the first persons to go thru the Lineman School over at Culpeper and he helped lead us to the persons we are today! Thanks so much!
Posted by Kent May, Richard Hill on 05/03/2022 - 11:14 AM
As a lineman for Northern Neck Electric Co-op, I had great respect for Ron.He was a stickler on safety and and didn't hold back when we made mistakes, but it was for our own good, because he wanted all of us to return home safely to our families.
Posted by Ralph Self on 05/04/2022 - 09:06 PM
As a lineman for Northern Neck Electric Co-op, I had great respect for Ron.He was a stickler on safety and and didn't hold back when we made mistakes, but it was for our own good, because he wanted all of us to return home safely to our families.
Posted by Ralph Self on 05/05/2022 - 09:42 AM
The staff of the American Cancer Fund at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.
Posted by American Cancer Fund on 05/05/2022 - 10:37 AM
Ron was a fine Christian gentleman and a wonderful role model for all of us who were fortunate enough to work with him. Literally hundreds of line workers are able to return home safely every night thanks to the outstanding safety training they received from Ron. He will be sorely missed. We will keep all of his loved ones in our prayers during this difficult time. Richard & Blair Johnstone
Posted by Richard & Blair Johnstone on 05/05/2022 - 12:54 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Ron was one of the kindest people I ever had the pleasure to work with. He was the consumate professional and truly cared for all. Rest in peace, my friend.
Posted by Don Griffin on 05/05/2022 - 02:17 PM
I worked with this sweet teddy bear of a man for many years at VMDAEC. You could always count on Ron to do a great job while adding humor to any situation. He was a wonderful stand up guy. Condolences to Wanda and the large extended Campbell family.
Posted by Janet Bailey on 05/06/2022 - 05:20 AM
My sincerest condolences to Ronnie's family. I got to know Ronnie through my work at ODEC and volunteering at the linemen's rodeo. He was such a nice man, and it was very obvious that he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories of a life well-lived.
Posted by Laura Rose on 05/11/2022 - 02:16 PM

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Ronald Trenton Campbell was born on May 24, 1944 in Johnston City, Tennessee to Lenna and Joe Glover. He passed away peacefully at his home on 4/30/2022 with his family beside him. His strong beliefs and faith ensure that he will walk in heaven with god. He graduated from Gordon High school. He then followed high school to his NFL career with the Atlanta Spartans until an unfortunate knee injury put him out of the game. He met the love of his life Wanda in College Park, Georgia. They were married on May 20, 1975. Ronnie and Wanda have been married for 47 years. They had 3 children, Ray Ellis, Janet Canaday (Kevin), and Scott Campbell (Mitzi). 4 grandchildren, Renotta Jernigan, Krystal Green (James), Brittney Ellis Ryan (Eric), and Kristen Canaday and 9 great grandchildren. Ronnie and Wanda moved frequently during his lengthy career and have many lifelong friends throughout the country. Ronnie retired in 2014 from VA, MD, DE Association Electrical Coop and went to Mecklenburg Electric and retired from there in 2017 after a 55 year career in the power industry. Ronnie had taken a break from the electrical industry and became a police officer for 5 years during which time he was named officer of the year. He returned to the electrical industry and worked his way up the ladder to become a very successful safety and training coordinator and eventually become Vice President of that department. He was a devoted Christian and served as Lay preacher for many years at Mount Zion Church in Chase City, Va. Ronnie’s kindness and generosity was bountiful and he was loved by everyone. He would tirelessly volunteer to help others.  Ronnie never missed an opportunity to witness to all he crossed paths with. Ronnie was an avid outdoorsman and loved to shoot, garden, and just spend time outside tending to his yard. Ronnie was loved and respected by all who knew him across the country and will be missed. Ronnie was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, 4111 Darvills Road, Blackstone, VA where the family will receive friends Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 4PM until start of services at 5PM. Interment in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Ronald Campbell and Ray Ellis.

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