1924 – 2014
CANTON — Neil R. Campbell, 90, a lifelong resident of Canton, died at the Victorian Villa Thursday, Dec. 25, where he was a resident for the past four years.
Neil, known to many as “Unkie,” was born June 29, 1924, a son of Ralph and Maud (Cummings) Campbell. Neil was one of nine children and attended local schools, graduating from Canton High School. Upon graduating, he enrolled in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal and Purple Heart.
Neil enjoyed “putting around” outside completing various odd jobs for his family. He was a New England sports fan, but especially enjoyed watching the Red Sox as well as keeping up to date with local sports. A quiet-natured man, he was a coin collector and enjoyed learning his family genealogy and history. He was a Mason as well as a life member of VFW Post 5986.
Neil is survived by a sister, Annie Chamberlin of Worcester, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by all his other siblings, Eleanor Campbell, Ralph Campbell, Frank Campbell, Sheldon Campbell, Pauline Jasper, Carleton Campbell, and Maugerite Packard.
Tributes and condolences may be shared by visiting his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.