John J. Campbell

Passed: July 05, 2020


Lt. Col. John J. Campbell, age 80, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on July 5, 2020 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born on July 27, 1939 to Phil Campbell and Mabel Campbell in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1985 and made it to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the title Navigator. He had over 6000 hours in the Air Force KC-135 as a Master Navigator. He is the recipient of the meritorious service medal with one leaf cluster, the Air Medal with four leaf clusters, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After his retirement he served for 10 years with the California Contractors state license board as a deputy registrar of contractors. He was a member of Ben Ali Shrine, the Union Kit Carson Lodge #58, the National Sojourners, New Hope OES, he was a life member of the American Legion and a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, Luke AFB Chapter.

He is survived by his wife; Wally Campbell, his daughter; Suzanne Wininger, his sons; Steve Brown, Stuart Brown, and John Campbell II, as well as his 9 Grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his sisters; Phillis Latham and Carol Touvelle.

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3 responses to John J. Campbell

  1. Dear Wally,
    We are so very sorry to hear the sad news. Please know our thoughts, prayers and friendship are with you at this time.
    ❤️Janet and Richard Kirshbaum

  2. Always know you are never alone. My very Deepest Sympathy.

  3. Dear Wally and family,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your loving husband and father. I didn’t know John but have fond memories of volunteering in the E.R. at West Valley Hosp. with you Wally. I hope your many memories of the long life you and John had together will comfort you. Sending you much love and our respect for the many years of sacrifice and service to our country and community.
    Suzanne & Joaquin Arango

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