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William Campbell

April 25, 1927 ~ October 25, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

William Campbell born April 25, 1927 to the late William Campbell and Della Howard. After birth his family moved to Rome, Georgia, later returning to Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated from Woodward Career Technical High School. After High School he joined a semi-pro baseball team. He later moved to Youngstown, Ohio taking a job at the steel mill. During this time he met his first wife Joyce and from this union he was gifted with his first born Tanya. Later separating, Bill moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he met his wife of 62 years Dorothy. To this union two children were borned William E. III and Tyrone H. Campbell. William "Bill" retired after 27 years from Frankelite as a supervisor. During his time there he played softball with the company team and later participated in Ward 8 politics. After retiring he took a position at the Karamu Theatre Lounge working with Margaret Ford Taylor. He also sang at The Majestic Hotel and other clubs.He was an avid sports fan and for 40 years he and his family gathered every Sunday to watch his favorite team The Cleveland Browns.Another of his favorite pastimes was traveling with Dorothy and going to various casinos around the country. During his life Bill was always witty and outgoing. He loved to talk, joke, dance, and sing. He mentored many young men in his neighborhood who stopped by regularly to chat, seek advice, or just sit and watch sports. His door was always open. At the age of 89 Bill began having health issues. On four separate occasions doctors told the family to prepare for the worst but with Dorothy by his side Bill continued to defy them until God called him home October 25, 2021. He leaves all his love to his wife Dorothy, daughter Tanya Thomas(Hugh), William "Billy" Campbell III (Ranette), Tyrone (LaMontica), grandchildren Deja, Danielle, Brandon, Daniel, Emmanual, Ronette. Great grandchildren Jarrell, JaShaun,Chase, and Aleigha, god children Andre, Cory, Letitia, and Carmela.
William Campbell born April 25, 1927 to the late William Campbell and Della Howard. After birth his family moved to Rome, Georgia, later returning to Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated from Woodward Career Technical High School. After High School he joined a semi-pro baseball team. He later moved to Youngstown, Ohio taking a job at the steel mill. During this time he met his first wife Joyce and from this union he was gifted with his first born Tanya. Later separating, Bill moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he met his wife of 62 years Dorothy. To this union two children were borned William E. III and Tyrone H. Campbell. William "Bill" retired after 27 years from Frankelite as a supervisor. During his time there he played softball with the company team and later participated in Ward 8 politics. After retiring he took a position at the Karamu Theatre Lounge working with Margaret Ford Taylor. He also sang at The Majestic Hotel and other clubs.He was an avid sports fan and for 40 years he and his family gathered every Sunday to watch his favorite team The Cleveland Browns.Another of his favorite pastimes was traveling with Dorothy and going to various casinos around the country. During his life Bill was always witty and outgoing. He loved to talk, joke, dance, and sing. He mentored many young men in his neighborhood who stopped by regularly to chat, seek advice, or just sit and watch sports. His door was always open. At the age of 89 Bill began having health issues. On four separate occasions doctors told the family to prepare for the worst but with Dorothy by his side Bill continued to defy them until God called him home October 25, 2021. He leaves all his love to his wife Dorothy, daughter Tanya Thomas(Hugh), William "Billy" Campbell III (Ranette), Tyrone (LaMontica), grandchildren Deja, Danielle, Brandon, Daniel, Emmanual, Ronette. Great grandchildren Jarrell, JaShaun,Chase, and Aleigha, god children Andre, Cory, Letitia, and Carmela.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Taylor Funeral and Cremation Service
21900 Euclid Ave.
Euclid, OH 44117

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