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Richard Preston Campbell

February 5, 1950 ~ September 1, 2018 (age 68)
SMSGT, retired, Richard Preston Campbell, USAF, age 68 of Panama City, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his residence. Richard was born February 5, 1950 in Sonoma, CA to Floyd (USAF, retired) and Verdie (Neding) Campbell and moved to Panama City in 2015 upon his retirement from Vandenberg AFB. He was a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force. Richard served 26 years of active duty including Vietnam, until he retired in 1997, earning numerous service medals. He gave another 17 years to the USAF as a consultant until his official retirement in 2014. Richard was united in marriage to Patricia Louise Bilderback Oct 23, 1971 resulting in a 27 year union. Richard was passionate about life. He was a member of the NRA, a pro bass fisherman, loved cycling and participated in numerous 100 and 200 mile rides. He also competed in numerous biathlons and triathlons, was an avid photographer and astronomer. Richard is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Duane Campbell. He is survived by his children, Celeste(Wayne) Kegley of Rome, NY and Patrick(Jennifer) Campbell of Lehi, UT; his sisters, Linda(Ronnie) Raffield of Panama City and Karen(Bill) Niemi of Lompoc, CA and his grandchildren, Mason, Molly, Ethan, Keagan, Kainoa, and Beckam, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 3-4 pm at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home where memorial services will take place that afternoon at 4pm.
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