John W. Campbell was born July 30, 1956, in Allegheny County, Pa., the son of William and Patricia (Theibert) Campbell. John was raised in Liberty Borough in Allegheny County and graduated from high school there. Following high school, he attended Penn State University for two years.
John then served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
John married Joanne DeYoung in summer 1985 in Craig. They became the parents of three children, and John worked as a surveyor in the coal mines in the area and a surveying firm in Steamboat and was a substitute teacher for a time in Craig.
John enjoyed fishing, hunting, floating the river and being with his children and grandchildren. He very much enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their various sporting events.
John died May 19, 2013, at his home. He was 56.
John is survived by his daughter Cassandra and her boyfriend, T.J. Garner, of Grand Junction; his sons Adam Campbell, of Craig, and Nathan Campbell and his wife, Danielle, of Hayden; his grandchildren Trystan, Tyce, Kyler, Imogene, Cameron and Carson; his sister Patricia Strychalski and her husband, Walt, of Pennsylvania; his brother Jim Campbell and his wife, Renee, of Craig; and his former wife, Joanne Campbell, of Craig.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lydia Broadwater.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was held May 26, 2013, at The Grant Mortuary Chapel with Janet Babish officiating. Military honors were rendered by VFW Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62.