Born: Evanston on 18 November 1942

Passed away: Evanston on 13 September 2016

Aged: 73 years

Funeral Date: 01 October 2016

Service Details

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00pm
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
2128 Ashland Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Funeral Company

House of Thompson

The Story

Samson Campbell Jr. was known to most of his friends and family as Sam, and affectionately known as "Daddy Sam" by some family members. Sam was born in Evanston, Illinois to Samson Sr. & Mabel Campbell on November 18, 1942. Sam Expired on September 13, 2016.
It was during Sam's last year of high school that the word of Jehovah was introduced to him by one of Jehovah's Witnesses. This ignited a fiery zeal within Sam and an unwavering commitment to his ministry that continued until his final breath.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents Samson, Sr. & Mabel Campbell, two wives Ruth Simmons & Evern Campbell; sisters Maggia Elizabeth, Dorothy Louis & Juanita Campbell, and step-daughter Linda Strachan-Mosley & step-granddaughter Lauren Mosley. His wife Betty Campbell survives Samson along with siblings William Campbell, Esther May Campbell, Henrietta Barnes, Robert Troy Campbell and James Campbell. Samson also leaves behind to cherish his memory children Samson III, Tony Ladell, Juan Pierre Campbell and his step-daughters Alsia Desiree Strachan-Wilson & Laurette Elizabeth Levy, their grandmother and Sam's cherished friend Ivy Capron; 17 grandchildren, & an affectionate host of nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, other relatives & friends.
Few words can describe the immense feeling of loss among Sam's physical & spiritual family. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, having served as an elder for about 50 years Sam was known for his strong faith & devotion to Jehovah. He was an excellent speaker who encouraged many through use of the scriptures. He was a man of strong principles and character, a hard worker, someone who would lend a helping hand to those in need, an avid music lover, a man of knowledge, wise counsel, and occasional dry humor. Sam was loved, respected & admired by many & strove to encourage everyone to be better.
Sam was well known for following Jesus' example by preaching from door-to-door to find those who might be interested in studying the Bible (Matthew 24:14) His family finds comfort in the fact that Sam was a firm believer in the resurrection hope (John 11:25). Sam truly believed that if he should pass away, he would be resurrected into a paradise earth free of sickness & death. (Revelation21:4,5)
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Sam will be missed by all who knew him. Very soon we will see him again - along with all our dear ones. Truly the resurrection is a demonstration of Jehovah's undeserved kindness and love.

Linda Barba