Mr. Edward A. Campbell

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“I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Campbell's passing. Deepest sympathies to Mr. Campbell's family. My mother lived across the street...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rusty Barton - Rockingham, VA

“Diana, My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family at Ed's passing. I will be praying for all of you. May he rest in peace. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Angelo - Augusta, GA

“Our prayers go out to your family. You will be surely missed at St. Teresa's daily mass ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bob and Beverly Meismer - NC

“So very sorry for the untimely death of your dad. We never know what each day will bring. Again my sincere sympathy to the entire family. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Peggy Hammons - Warrenville

“Patrick Campbell - you come from good stock! You should be proud of your father! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Chris Becerra - Houston, TX

“What a remarkable man! He has left this world accomplishing so much ... prayers to Margaret and her family during this difficult season of life . ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Williams - North augusta, SC

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Edward Arthur Campbell, 82, of Martinez, Ga, crossed over to the Promised Land on August 8th, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Dianna Campbell; his children: Margaret (Campbell) Eakins of Gloverville, SC and Donald Edward Patrick Campbell of Hernando, MS, Son in law George Wayne Eakins of Gloverville, SC; Grandchildren: Patrick Broghan Campbell, Victoria Eakins-Storck and Stephen Wesley Storck USAF (active); a sister, Sally Seamans (h. Carl Seamans), of Fabius, NY, a brother Terance Timothy Campbell (w. Judy Campbell) of Syracuse, NY; many beloved cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Campbell was a survivor. The son of Donald and Lola Leota Campbell, he was born in a cold-water flat in Sidney, NY during the summer of 1937. Raised in Fabius, NY; on a hard scrabble hillside farm with no electricity nor any running water, he graduated from Fabius Central School [in absentia], in 1954. In 1952 he was the NYSHS All-Around Champion in gymnastics, he also played center/middle linebacker for the football team and ran cross-country.

Mr. Campbell was a veteran of the USAF, having served honorably during the Korean Conflict. He earned a BS degree from Tri-State University in 1961 and an MS degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1969. Mr. Campbell worked for Corning Glass Works from 1961 until 1972. After achieving Professional Engineer certification, Mr. Campbell worked for the Illinois EPA in the early 70's as a Regional Supervisor of Air Quality. While doing so, he was awarded the USEPA Region V 'Environmental Quality Award' in 1976. He was elected to the title of DIPLOMATE of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. During his tenure, the central portion of Illinois achieved "Clean Air Status" designation.

In 1977 he established E. A. Campbell & Assoc., a consulting engineering firm in Pawnee, Illinois. Operating as CEO, Chief Engineer, and CFO, he represented many midwest agricultural & industrial interests. He became a volunteer EMT, EMT-A, EMT-P, helping establish the Pawnee Ambulance Corps and then the Rescue Squad. He also joined the Pawnee Volunteer Fire Department, becoming certified as a Firefighter in 1981. He served as a consultant to the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau in the early 80's. Mr. Campbell was instrumental in bringing about the improvement of Air Quality in Chattanooga; as he had done in central Illinois.

He moved to Aiken, SC and joined the duPont Company at the Savannah River Plant in 1985, retiring therefrom in 2002. While with duPont and successor corporations at SRP, Ed received many industrial awards, including South Carolina 'Engineer of the Year' in 1993. Ed was also a member of the HAZMAT Response Team for the CSRA, a Senior Safety Observer for the SRP, a member of the SRP Blood Drive Team, and a charter member of the SRP Safety VPP Core Team.

His love for sports was never ending. Although he couldn't play football, he was an avid fan and a full supporter of Penn State with Life Member status. Ed eventually became the Senior USA Swimming Official in the CSRA, volunteering as an International Paralympics Swimming Official, a USA Swimming National Championship Official, the Southern Cross Games in Sydney, Australia in 1999, and as a Chief Judge for Swimming at the 1996 Paralympics.

After retirement, he moved to Evans, GA and joined the Columbia County Citizens Emergency Response Team. Mr. Campbell responded to hurricanes Camille, Hugo & Katrina; taking his chain saw to Mississippi after Camille and Isle of Palms, South Carolina after Hugo, clearing downed trees. He spent a week in Gulfport, Ms. helping operate a warehouse distributing essentials to Katrina victims. A Red Cross Lifetime Blood Donor, he served Saint Teresa's Roman Catholic Church as a Lector, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and by carrying the consecrated host to those residing in the Westwood Nursing Home for more than 12 years.

He has been called up to the "Bigs" to work on GOD's team, and like an old fighter pilot, Ed soared away. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Friday August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am. An Irish Wake will be held at the North Augusta Public Safety Hut, 502 Buena Vista Ave. The remains will be cremated, and the ashes disposed in accordance with instructions previously given to his children.