Mr. Charles Augustus Campbell, 80, of Blackshear passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Robin Campbell Thornton.
Born in Screven on Dec. 10, 1936, he had lived in Waycross for many years before moving to Blackshear around 18 years ago. Mr. Campbell retired from United Parcel Service after 32 years of service. He was inducted into the prestigious United Parcel Service Circle of Honor — a group for the elite drivers who never had an accident. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 369 and loved yard sales and auctions. Mr. Campbell was a quick-witted and friendly people-person and was a very loving father and grandfather. He attended Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
He was a son of the late John Kiser and Ellen Anderson Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Buck Campbell; and by a brother-in-law, Frank Watkins.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Phillips Campbell of Blackshear; two daughters, Robin Campbell Thornton of St. Marys and Holly A. Campbell of Blackshear; a sister, Thelma Watkins of Tucker; a sister-in-law, Mary Campbell of Lake Oconee; three grandchildren, Katharine Ann Carter, Anna Marie Campbell and Mason Walker Campbell; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Campbell will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. Campbell will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family kindly requests retired and present employees of UPS (Blackshear) to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Golden Isles and give a special thank you to nurse Susan Moore and aide Brenda Bryant.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Inc. of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.