Luther E. Campbell

Published 8:30 am Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Luther E. Campbell, 87, of Union Grove, died on Oct. 16, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Born on July 25, 1930 in Iredell County, he was the son to the late George and Georgia Sharpe Campbell. He was proud of his work and retired from Yadkin Valley Telephone Co. He was a loving and caring father and “Papaw.” Not only did he love his own family but he and late wife, Ila Mae, had an extended family of foster children. Together they owned and operated their family business, “Family Crafts.” He enjoyed crafts, gardening and woodworking.

He was also preceded in death by daughter, Rachel Ila Stadtfeld; 2 brothers, Hue and Wayne Campbell; and 4 sisters, Martha Snow, Magdalene Ellis, Lessie Williams and Esther Moore.

Survivors: his children, Luther (Linda) Campbell Jr., Edith (Jimmy) Moose, Carolyn (David) Ellis; son-in-law, Steve Stadtfeld; grandchildren, Angel (John) Buchanan, Michelle (Craig) Bess, Raymond (Tina) Ellis, Michael (Ruth) Moose, Rebecca (David) Wright and Ila (Ted Jackins) Stadtfeld; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Payton, Preston, Kenny, Sarah, Matthew, Jazmyn, Samara, Mason, Noah, Christian, Wyatt, Hannah and Belle; step-grandchildren, Nikki Henderson, Kris Dragon and Misty Smith; sister-in-law, Martha Campbell; and many other family members.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Pallbearers will be: Craig, Kenny and Hunter Bess, John and Preston Buchanan, Michael Moose, Raymond Ellis, David Wright, Ted Jackins, Matthew Draughan and Mason Stadtfeld.

Memorials: Iredell Hospice/Palliative Care, 2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville, 28625.