Vernon D. Campbell (75) of Mishawaka, IN, was called home on Sunday, June 12, 2016, receiving a promotion to glory with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He suffered on earth with a chronic illness but today is completely healed and is praising the Lord Jesus face to face. He is reunited with family who have gone before him: parents Herbert and Rhoda (Caudill) Campbell and brothers Roy and Don. He is survived by his loving wife Melody (Moody) Campbell; his children Marc (Tracey), Sean (Megan), Jodi (Nicolas) Montgomery, Rob (Jessica) Monroe, and Amanda (Brad) Track; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Dale and Hovie (Carolyn) Campbell; many nieces and nephews.
Vern was born in London, Kentucky and relocated this area in his late teens. He worked as a landlord for over 35 years in the South Bend and Mishawaka area. Vern loved his family and enjoyed every moment with the grandchildren and his two buddies Ollie and Mocha. He took ballroom dancing lessons and he taught himself to play piano. He used his gift of music for many years to bless others. He provided music for the Sunday church services at Golden Living facility for over thirty years, touching many with prayer, a handshake, and the love of Jesus. He was a kind and generous man, sponsoring many children through Feed the Children, Samaritan’s Purse, and Life International and adopting families through Salvation Army Christmas Program. He was humble, always thanking God for miraculous provision and giving God the glory.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-8PM at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR23, enter off Cherry Rd. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1:00PM, with Jim King from Living Way Church and Major Nic Montgomery from Salvation Army officiating. Additional visitation will be 11-1, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please carry on his desire to help the helpless by making a donation to Feed the Children (Provident Ministries, South Bend) or Salvation Army Elkhart Christmas Adopt-a-Family program.
You may send your condolences to the family at McGannHay.com.