Share This Obituary

Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“Semper Fi MARINE See you at those golden gates. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: A FELLOW MARINE

“Working at the GA middle school, Riley was always polite and caring.his brothers and him were always an enjoyment to see durning lunch sorry...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Peckham - Teacher

“To a wonderful classmate and father, Rodney Campbell. I never had the privilege of meeting your sweet, caring, noble son, but I want to lift you...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Ingle - Classmate

“Rest in Peace Riley, we miss you.Love,Cynthia McIntyre ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia McIntyre - Kalamazoo, MI

“Riley you will be missed by so many people. We always enjoyed having you at our home when you came to stay with Dylan. You have left a special place...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Rosemary Belland - Plainwell, MI

“Riley, you will be missed. Memories, so many. You practically lived with us in the summers, you and Dylan were inseparable. Remember going and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ralph Belland - Plainwell, MI

“Rest In Peace Riley, you will be missed. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ralph and Rosemary Belland - MI

“Gone too soon. You will surely be missed. Love you and rest in heaven . ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jessie Bates - Chicago, IL

“You will always be loved and missed. You left us way way to soon! ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Marcia Matteson - Portage, MI

“I always loved having long in depth talks about life or brought so much joy everyplace you went.Having you live with us was such a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Shelley Newburry - Galesburg, MI

Marines Emblem

Riley James Campbell, 28, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021.

Riley was born July 27, 1993 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Rodney Campbell and Kalley McIntyre. He served his country honorably in the Marine Corps for four years. He was much loved and anyone who met him immediately liked him. He was a young man with many admirable qualities and an amazing role model for others. Riley loved to be outdoors and to go hiking and camping with his brothers. He enjoyed taking long drives with no destination in mind; some of those long drives came on his Harley. Riley had a dream of becoming a U.S. Marine when he was young. That passion started in the 5th grade when he joined the Young Marines. He completed that journey after high school and served 4 years in the Corps.

One of Riley's favorite pastimes was taking photos of things and sharing them with all, especially on social media. Wherever his explorations led him, he was bound to find the perfect opportunity to capture a photo. He was always happy to share these moments with all, giving insight into the way he saw the world as a profound and beautiful place. Riley also loved music and was always expanding his tastes.

Riley was a kind soul with nothing but the best intentions for everyone he met. Whether you knew him for a day or for a lifetime, you were sure to leave any interaction with him knowing what a caring, genuine, and positive person he was. He could talk in depth about anything for hours, and by the end of the conversation, it'd be about something totally different. Riley was always willing to listen if an ear was needed, to talk if advice was needed, or to joke if laughter was needed. No matter the situation, he would happily be there for you.

Riley is survived by his parents, Rodney Campbell and Kalley (Lee) McIntyre; brothers Shane and Cody Campbell; brothers James and Travis Nixon; sisters Rhaney Harris and Katie Jarrett; a grandmother, Marcia McIntrye and grandparents Ron and Margaret Tiller.

A celebration of Riley's life will be held (TBD) following interment and military honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery on October 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Riley's family is being assisted by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages and memories may be shared at