Paul Douglas Campbell, 61, died peacefully at his Shepherdstown, West Virginia home on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He fought a brave battle with stage 4 lung cancer after beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 11 years ago. Paul was surrounded by love and family and was under care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Paul was born on September 24, 1959 in Washington, DC, and was raised in Fairfax, Virginia. Paul was a hard worker and started his own construction business, PDC, Inc., when he was only 18 years old. In 1989 he moved to Shepherdstown and built his dream home. He was very involved in the lives of his two boys, Garrett “Junior” and Tyler “Bubba” Campbell. “Coach Paul” was a long-time AYSO and EPIC soccer coach for both boys’ teams, as well as various tee-ball, baseball, and basketball endeavors. Paul was always willing to lend a hand to family and friends with various fix-it projects, as well as assisting his sons with their own businesses, remodeling jobs, home projects, and vehicle repairs. Paul’s favorite thing to do was crack a cold beer and float the Potomac River with the boys, grandkids, and sometimes a dog or two. He also enjoyed fast automobiles and had recently acquired his dream car, a Dodge Challenger. He will be missed very much by his boys, his grandchildren, his parents, siblings, his many close friends, his neighbors, and the entire extended family.
Paul is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Garrett Paul Campbell and Lia Vaccaro Campbell of Hedgesville, WV; two grandchildren, Lila Mae Campbell and Cullen Paul Campbell; his son, Tyler Douglas Campbell of Hedgesville, WV; his parents, Paul Dallas Campbell and Ruth Miller Campbell, of Fairfax Station, Virginia; his brother, Christopher Campbell and wife Becca Campbell, of Elkins, WV and their sons Keegan and Christopher; his sister, Kathy Victor and husband Jack Victor, of North Carolina and their children Jake and Jordan. Paul also leaves behind his former wife and mother to his sons, Jennifer Blackford Fountain and husband Wayne Fountain, of Shepherdstown, WV. Paul was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Daniel Hillary Campbell and Virginia Anderson Campbell and his maternal grandparents, Freeman Williamson Miller and Gertrude Rutkowski Miller.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary of Sorrows Historic Catholic Church, 5612 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. A mass for the repose of his soul will be said at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Martinsburg, WV on Saturday, July 3rd at 5:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held in Shepherdstown, WV at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Paul’s sons ask that you live your life as their dad did, by doing good when you can and always helping when you can. Pay it forward.