Our beloved Charles Joseph “Charlie” Campbell passed away peacefully at 95 years of age on Wednesday September 6, 2017. Born the son of the late Clarence “Kai” Campbell and Elise Tujague Campbell on October 19, 1921.
He married the late Mary Varnado and together they had three children: Judy Campbell, Virginia “Ginger” (Clyde) Betz, and Heather (Richard) Keilich. He then married the late Gertrude Mandich and together they had three children, John (Sheri), Michael and the late Constance Campbell.
He is the Grandfather of Billy (Valerie) Peck, Lisa Hellstern, Rachel (Cliff) Lafaye, and Rebecca (Joe) Barcelona; and Anna, Jack and Grant Campbell. He is also the beloved Great Grandfather to Georgia and Anabel Peck, Elise and Ava Hellstern, Campbell and Caroline Barcelona, Brook (Michael) Beter, and Chaz Lafaye.
He also became the adopted father of Frank and Denise Schneider; and adopted Grandfather to Brandi (Michael) Gagliano, Brittany (Matt) Coolidge; and adopted Great Grandfather to Maribella, Gianna, Grace and Connor.
In World War II, Charles served as a Signalman-First Class in the U.S. Navy. Thereafter he was the owner/proprietor of Campbell’s Tavern, a popular Magazine Street establishment. He was elected to the Orleans Democratic Executive Committee and served over 24 years as a Deputy Assessor in Orleans Parish. Upon retirement he devoted his life to his love of Golf at Bayou Oaks Golf Course, Dance at the Jefferson-Orleans Room and his lifetime love of LSU Football. Our frequent family get togethers meant the world to him.
Charlie wishes to express his love for the patrons of Campbell’s Tavern and their spouses; also his friends and dance partners at the Jefferson-Orleans; and his coffee buddies at Rouses.
His family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to his CareGivers: Gloria, Nikki, Cheryl, Carissa and Janell; and to Diane Bourgeois of the Serenity Senior Care Residence and their loving, devoted staff.
All services will be handled by Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Wednesday September 13, 2017. With Visitation starting at 11a.m and Funeral Mass at 1p.m. followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery for the immediate family.
*Due to Road Construction in the vicinity Metairie Road and City Park Avenue are blocked, so best access is from I-610 and Canal Blvd.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com.