Billy Wayne Campbell


Mr. Billy Wayne Campbell, 88, husband of the late Patricia Mae Campbell and a resident of Accomac, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Born May 13, 1934, in Marshall County, Ala., he was the son of the late Merritt C. Campbell and the late Ellie Spurlin Campbell.

Following high school, Billy served his country in the U.S. Army, spending the majority of his term stationed in Germany. On Dec. 16, 1955, he married the love of his life, Patricia Mae Kohne, with whom he shared 63 beautiful years until her passing in 2018. Also in 1955, Billy began his 43-year career with Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, Pa., where he worked as an analyst in the chemical department. Upon retirement, Billy and Patricia relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, residing in Accomac over the last 25 years.

Survivors include his son, Gary Wayne Campbell and his wife, Sharon, of Accomac; sister, Sheryl Hargadon of Pasadena, Md.; brother, James Russell Campbell of Baltimore.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Campbell of Arizona; grandson, Tyler Wayne Campbell of Accomac; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Billy was predeceased by his sister, Boots J. Batton and brother, Terrell Campbell.

Funeral services were conducted from the graveside at the Edgehill Cemetery, in Accomac, on Monday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Contributions in Billy’s memory may be made to the Eastern Shore SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 ( Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Arrangements were by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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