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CAMPBELL, David Edward
CAMPBELL, David Edward Re-joined his bride, Seiko on May 2, 2013. Dave is survived by his son, Ricky Lee Campbell (Shellie) of Bend, Ore., daughter, Vicky Louise Slattery, (Dave) of Rosamond, Calif.; daughter Peggy of Lancaster, Calif.; sister, Sally Hilger (James) of Park Hill, Okla.; grandchildren; Aaron, Brett, Lexie, Adam, Alex, Jake, and Tyler, along with several nieces and nephews. Dave was born in Haileyville, Okla., in 1929. His childhood and teen years consisted of playing sports of any kind, acting in school plays (he auditioned for and was hired for a minor role in the Forest Tucker movie entitled 'Rock Island Trail', drawing, dancing, (won first place in every contest entered) and playing pool. He graduated from Haileyville High School in 1947. After high school, he embarked on a 30 year tour of duty serving in the United States Air Force as a Medical Technician. His military career started in Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and would eventually lead him to Itazuke Air Force Base on the island of Kyushu in Japan. This is where he would meet Seiko, his beautiful and beloved wife. Dave and Seiko were married at the American Consulate in 1953. Soon after, they moved to the states and started theri family. Their journey took them to several bases stateside and oversees. He retired from the military in 1977, and began a new career at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., working as a Supply Technician, retiring in 1993. Dave was a loving, supportive husband and father who always put his family first. He will be remembered as a die-hard Democrat, a dedicated and loyal employee, and an opinionated and head strong citizen. His passion for sports, which he passed on to his kids, was second to none. His love of sports led him to a long and productive career as an Umpire and Official. He was also an excellent speller who relished completing crossword puzzles. His wit, sarcasm and cynicism, were second to none. His many loves included shooting pool, playing cards, reading anything in print, watching news shows, writing, photography, all Court TV shows (except Judge Judy!), telling jokes and stories with a flourish, and frequenting Wendys and McDonalds. Most of all, he loved dancing with Seiko. Our family is comforted knowing that our dad and grandpa will be jitterbugging with our mom and grandma, the love of his life, for all of eternity.

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