James Richard Campbell
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James Richard Campbell
  • December 12, 1954 - December 26, 2016
  • Illinois

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James Richard "Rick" Campbell, 62, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on December 26, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born December 12, 1954 in Grayville, Illinois to Erma (McIntyre) and James A. Campbell. He married Joni Strine on June 28, 1975 at her home in West Salem, and she survives.

Rick was a mechanic at Hooker Implements in Olney, and later in life, worked in the engineering department at Champion Labs. He was a passionate member of the West Salem Volunteer Fire Department and loved it. He was always ready to go! His kids and grandkids were his life. He frequented the local coffee shops, many times arriving the same time as the help! He will be remembered for his chocolate chip cookies, which he loved to take to local businesses. He had a love of cleaning cars, and working on vehicles. Rick was a very social person, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting, especially around the square in West Salem.

He is survived by his wife Joni of West Salem; one daughter, Jayme (Nicholas) Griswold of Arnold, Missouri; one son, John Campbell of Evansville, Indiana; his father, "Jim" of West Salem; three sisters: Cheryl (Don) Webb of Fairfield, Illinois, Carol Lynn (Tom) Scranton of West Salem, and Patricia "Trish" (Kim) Michels of Springfield, Illinois; two brothers: Gary Campbell of Olney, Illinois and Rodger (Marcey) Campbell of West Salem; three grandchildren: Mackenzie, Levi, Riley, and one soon to arrive; several nieces and nephews; and his pet golden retriever, Jacie. He was preceded in death by his mother, brother Scott, and nephew Brian Brainard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hauser Room at the Moravian Church in West Salem. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow in the Moravian Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Firemen's Association of West Salem.

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net