Joseph F. Campbell Sr.

October 6, 1935 - October 19, 2021

10/06/1935 - 10/19/2021

Past Services

Friday October 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday October 23, 2021

Saturday October 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Bellaire United Methodist Church
2299 Guernsey Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
757-422-4000 | Directions
Saturday October 23, 2021
12:00 pm
South Bellaire United Methodist Church
2299 Guernsey Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
757-422-4000 | Directions

Joseph F. Campbell Sr. 86, of Bellaire, passed away surrounded by his family at WVU Wheeling Hospital
on October 19, 2021.
He was born on October 6, 1935, in Shadyside, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Dora (Freeman) Campbell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Campbell.
Joe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cecelia, and four children Billie Jo (Randy) Baldwin, Linda (Randy)
Smith, Joseph (Mandy) Campbell, and Kerri Campbell-Kanyuch; a sister, Betty Norden; a sister-in-law, Jan Campbell; 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter.
Joe is retired from South Central Power Company and is a former Mayor of Bellaire. After retirement, he
worked part-time at the Neffs’ Fire Department and also at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, as he
just loved to be around and help people. He also served on the board of the EORWA.
He was a member of Ionic Lodge 438 F & AM, and a member of the South Bellaire United Methodist
Church. He also was involved in several community organizations and committees. Joe did not know a
stranger and was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. He was very proud of his All American
Town, where you could often find him hanging flags, putting up the Christmas lights, fixing the city
traffic lights, playing Santa for events and the parade, and even taking hot chocolate to the city workers
on Christmas morning while they worked on a water break.
Joe was one of a kind. He was a loving father, husband, Poppy, son, brother, and friend to all. His family
will miss him beyond words but will keep his memory alive until the day they are reunited in Heaven.
Friends will be received at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Bellaire, OH on Friday, October 22 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Masonic Services being held at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, October 23 at the South Bellaire United Methodist Church from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Jim Lish officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Bellaire United Methodist Church for their holiday
assistance program or the Neffs’ Fire Department by going to
Online condolences for the family may be made by visiting


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Stan and Carol Stein
1 year ago

Evil and family. You have our deepest sympathy. Joe was such a good and kind man. He will be missed but not forgotten

Debbie Shreve
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a privilege to be able to take care of him. I will miss him greatly.

Sharon Piatt Johnson
1 year ago

JoJo. Always happy and smiling! My dad’s best friend. What a great dad, grandpa, friend, and citizen of Bellaire. You will be so missed by so many.

Valerie coss
1 year ago

So sorry sorry for the loss of your father.
May God be with each and every one of you.

Ed Capito
1 year ago

To The Campbell Family, so very sorry to learn of Jo Jo’s passing.

Nick and Brenna Rocchio
1 year ago

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for the family!

Johnny & Glenna Piatt
1 year ago

It never failed: a visit with Jojo brightened my day. Jojo was my Dad’s best friend. They had a blast together, humor abound. Right now, they are probably planning a prank on Saint Peter! I’m so proud of how he and my Dad served the community. May God bless the entire Campbell family.

Dan & Chris Farmer
1 year ago

To The Campbell family: We were very saddened to hear of Jo-Jo’s passing. They certainly broke the mold when they made him. As far back as I can remember, I saw him as a man to look up to. This world needs more people like him. I also remember the stories he told at Bub Fitch’s funeral, about growing up in the West 23rd Street neighborhood. Those memories still put a smile on my face. You have our deepest condolences.

Trish Trigg
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. I know that Joe will surely be missed. God bless and keep you all.

Ralph Brehm
1 year ago

Bellaire lost a true gentleman! Condolences to the family.