While surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Julian Dale Campbell left his earthly home and went to his heavenly home.
Julian was born in Iredell County on January 10, 1934, to William Francis and Thelma Alexander Campbell of Harmony, N.C. He grew up in Harmony and attended Harmony High School. He was in mausoleum and monument works for 67 years, installing mausoleums all over the United States. He owned and operated Statesville Marble and Granite, which he started in 1973 and retired from in 2000.
Even after retiring, he continued helping many families with their memorial needs. He served on the Iredell Water Board of Directors for 36 years and was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church for as long as his health permitted, serving as deacon as well as on the Cemetery and Benevolence Committees.
He enjoyed over 62 years of marriage with the love of his life, Elna Jolly, whom he married on August 9, 1957. They worked side by side many years in the operation of their business, but God and family still always came first.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Campbell and Elmer Campbell; and one sister, Kathleen C. Martin.
Julian is survived by his loving and caring wife, Elna J. Campbell, as well as two sons, Kevin Campbell (Teresa) and Scotty Campbell, all of Statesville. Also left to cherish his memory are four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who were his pride and joy, and he was always happy when they were near. Grandchildren are Amanda C. Johnson (Matthew), Kristin C. Cole (Jared), and Madee Campbell, all of Statesville, and Travis Campbell (Jessica) of Raleigh, N.C. Great grandchildren are Karlee, Adalyn and Kamryn Cole; Campbell Grace, Mattox and Myles Johnson; and Harper and Avery Campbell.
Also surviving are two brothers, Dalton Campbell of Statesville and Melvin Campbell of Harmony, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
A faithful and loving husband, father, Pappaw and friend, Julian’s quick wit, humor, and smile have left lasting impressions on all who knew him. Above all, Julian was a faithful man whose love of God and family were of utmost importance.
Private graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Scott Eanes officiating. For those who would like to pay their respect, Julian will lie in state on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the nurses and workers of Hospice of Iredell County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.