John D. Campbell 81, a long-time resident of Halifax, died Saturday September 30 surrounded by his loving family, after a brave battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Natalie (Forrand) Campbell.
Born in Melrose and raised in Hanson he was the son of the late Alexander and Dorothy Campbell, and a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School, Class of 1961.
John had been the owner and operator of Harding Print, a family business located in Whitman, and a familiar face in the Whitman community. Along with being an active member of the Kiwanas and JC’s, John was instrumental in forming the Whitman Historical Society and donated countless hours to the collecting, cataloging and the storing of many historical articles, artifacts, and documents. He will be remembered for his generosity in donating numerous print jobs to local charities and organizations, always delivering them himself in his trusted ‘Pick-up Truck” and of course each morning if you were looking for John, you could always find him at Millie’s!
As a resident of Halifax for over sixty years, John served as Chairman of the Building Committee, was active with the Halifax Historical Society and helped at the Halifax Food Pantry.
John loved his antique home in Halifax and truly enjoyed working on his tractors and planting his bountiful vegetable garden, which he was always happy to share with family and friends. When John was not working, tending to his yard, or volunteering somewhere, John could be found on the golf course, enjoying a round of golf with his many friends.
In addition to his loving wife Natalie, he is survived by his children Stephen Campbell and his wife Suzanne and John D. Campbell, Jr all of Halifax, his step-children Tara Brown and her husband Dannie, Gretchen Eggers and her husband Zack, and Adam Morse and his wife Tracee. He is also survived by his sister Joan Walkey and her husband Jack of Duxbury, fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Kerry.
Family and friends are invited to attend his visiting hours on Monday October 9 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 @ the rotary) Whitman and his funeral service on Tuesday October 10 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Halifax Helping Hand and Food Pantry, 503 Plymouth St, Halifax 02338.