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Ervin Woodrow Campbell

August 7, 1924 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 92)
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Ervin Woodrow Campbell, 92, a World War II Veteran, better known to many as Papa, of Carrollton, Virginia, passed away on Sunday April 30, 2017 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst North Carolina.  He was born to Claude and Dora Campbell in Scotland County, North Carolina on August 7, 1924.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Powell officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Piney Wood Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors

Papa loved his family and friends.  He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed communicating what God was saying though scripture.  He also found great joy in nature. What we call gardening Papa would refer to as “beautifying the place”.  Ervin joyfully shared his life with his beloved bride Eunice for 70 years.  Papa was a compassionate man whose words impacted the hearts and lives of those who drew close enough to hear him.

Ervin is survived by his brother, Howard Campbell, and sisters, Alice Oakley and Shirley Blackman of Vass, North Carolina; daughters, Brenda Gunn and husband John, Joy Wynings and  husband Chuck, Kaye Kaminski and husband John, and son Mark Campbell and wife Karen, and a dear friend he loved like a son, Tim Kitchen.  He is survived by eleven grandchildren, Julie Puckett, Lewis Gunn, Anne Brooke, Matthew Kaminski, Adam, Taylor, and Graham Wynings, and Shelby Stewart, Ian, Jacob, and Liam Campbell.  He had twelve great grandchildren, Seth and Coen Puckett, Liam, Quinn, and Avery Gunn, Henry, Matthew and Sophie Brooke, Wyatt and Ryan Kaminski, Emma Rose and Savannah Stewart.  Papa had many adopted children and grandchildren of the heart.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eunice Reynolds Campbell; parents, Claude Carson and Dora Williamson Campbell; sister, Lois Ring; brothers, Jimmy, Carl, Albert, John, Paul and Marvin.

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