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Bennett Graydon Campbell

Bennett Graydon Campbell, Jr., 97, resident of Abbeville Nursing Home formerly of 600 N. Main St. widower of Esther Eugenia Simpson Campbell passed away peacefully Monday Aug. 15, 2016 at the nursing home.

Born in the Nation Community of Abbeville, SC, Oct. 21, 1918, he was a son of the late Bennett Graydon Campbell, Sr. and Essie Childs Campbell.

Bennett was retired from Seaboard Railroad after 30 years as an Engineer. He was one of the first Abbeville County Commissioners to serve at Piedmont Technical College. He was also a member of South Side Baptist Church. Bennett was one of the founding members of Edgewood Fire Dept. He managed the first egg farm in Abbeville County. A special love of his after retirement was working on his farm and tending to his cows. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grand children.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Irvin of Taylors, SC; three sons, Don Campbell (Patti), Ronny Campbell (Wanda) and Richard "Rick" Campbell (Ann) all of Abbeville, SC; a brother, Sonny Campbell of Spartanburg, SC; two sisters, Eva Ruth Griffin of Waldo, FL and Jackie Williams of Greenwood, SC; nine grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren. A special niece Pat Thomasson.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Jimmy Moore and one brother and five sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016 at 11:00 in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. The burial will follow in Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home of his son Mr. & Mrs. Don Campbell 1233 Hwy. 28 North Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10:00 until 10:45 AM in the funeral home prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Bennett may be made to South Side Baptist Church 500 West Greenwood St. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:00 - 10:45 A.M.


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
11:00 A.M.


Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery
2540 Flat Rock Road
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

South Side Baptist Church
500 West Greenwood St
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Dear Campbell family, I thought a lot of your parents, I knew them from working at Bilo 18 years, and they also allowed me to come visit their house on North Main where my Mom, Octavia Rosenberg Guy was born in the room under the front window. Such a nice couple. You will all be in my prayers. May God Bless you all......

HARBY WILLIAMS Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. May God bless you all.

Barbara & Ed Sharp Aug 19 2016 12:00 AM

Rick and family we express our sympathy to your family. Our prayers are with everyone and know that he engineered his way to Heaven.

Blenda Irwin Brush Aug 18 2016 12:00 AM

Betty Jean, Donnie, Ronnie and Rick and families.So sorry to hear of Uncle Bennett's passing. He was one of my favorite Uncles and dearly loved by my mother Eva and father Richard. Praying for you all during this week and afterwards.Do miss you all and would love to hear from you.Your cousin,Evelyn (Griffin) Walden

Evelyn Aug 17 2016 12:00 AM

Our engineer has met his destination and is now at rest. Love, William

William O. Adams-CSX Coductor Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

"Gee" and I send our condolences for your loss in this time of bereavement.May fun memories help to ease the sorrow that fills your hearts during this period.

Claude Thomas Aug 15 2016 12:00 AM

To all The Campbell Family,Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Nancy W. Reece Aug 15 2016 12:00 AM