Stephen Edward Campbell

LEXINGTON: Stephen Edward Campbell passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 and was blessed to be surrounded by his family in his home. He was 68.

He was born April 23, 1952 in Mansfield to parents James E. Campbell & Shirley Ann(Wickham) Campbell. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School before going on to North Central State.

Steve met the love of his life, a young lady named Debra Correll, in high school, at Sandy’s Drive In where they both worked. They married on August 1, 1971 and built a beautiful life and family together over the last 50 years.

Steve worked as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service for over 30 years until retiring in 2014. His memory was so good that even when driving around town recently he could remember names and addresses from his route.

To say that Steve enjoyed collecting would be an understatement! From maps to political pins and articles to books and of course stamps and sports cards, collecting was one of his favorite hobbies! He also enjoyed metal detecting with his grandchildren and found as much joy in finding tin cans as anything valuable. He loved history and doing genealogical research. Steve was a good sport, had infinite patience for his family and absolutely no patience for anything mechanical.  He had a dry sense of humor, a nerdy laugh, a kind heart and his fuse was long, but you did not want to be the one that lit it.

Steve was a very proud Papa to his grandkids. He enjoyed going to their sporting events and plays and he would spoil them, along with any family pets, whenever he could. He was a wealth of knowledge and would enjoy telling the history of anything he knew on family trips. He was the one everyone wanted on their team for family trivia night. He will be greatly missed!

He is survived by his loving wife Debra Campbell; daughters Stephanie Jean (Jimmy) Woods and Carter Lynn (Chuck) Townsend; grandchildren Courtney Lynn Townsend, Cody Edward Townsend, Lakota James Woods, Cameron Lee Townsend and Sadie Leigh Woods; cousins Tom McMillen and Tim McMillen; brother-in-law Skip (Peggy) Correll; sister-on-law Vickie (Ted) Fox; numerous other special nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his aunt Barbara McMillen and many other aunts and uncles.

His family will receive friends Monday, April 19, 2021 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home from 10 am – 12 pm and again from 5 pm – 6 pm where a memorial service honoring his life will begin promptly at 6 pm.

Contributions in Steve’s memory may be made online to The American Cancer Society or The Richland County Humane Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Steve’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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