Walter Raymond Campbell, one of 12 children born to the union of Sylvester and Robert Ann Oliver-Campbell, was born July 4, 1941 in Lafayette County, MS.
Walter was raised in the church and professed a hope in Christ at a very early age, uniting with his family’s church, Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church. He remained a faithful member until his health failed.
"Puddin,’" as he was affectionately called, attended Oxford Training School. In December of 1975, he was united in matrimony and to this union, a daughter, Raven, was born. Later in July of 1986, he married Jettie Jarret and to this union, a son, Walter, was born. Walter and Jettie expanded their family and welcomed three more children, Kelvin, Tyrone, and Tasha. He worked in the Trucking Department at the University of Mississippi for 25 years.
He grew up a true country boy and absolutely loved the outdoors. When he wasn’t working, he could be found outside taking care of his farm animals or hauling metal to the recycling facility. Walter also loved watching Lafayette High School’s football team and being with his family and grandchildren.
On February 1, 2021, after a short bout with his illness, Walter made his peaceful transition to be with the Lord. He passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, MS.
To cherish his memories he leaves his loving wife of 34 years, Jettie Campbell of Oxford, MS; children, Raven Campbell-Slocum (Shem) of Etta, MS, Walter Jarrett (Alexis), Tasha Jones, Kelvin Jarrett all of Oxford, MS, and Tyrone Jones of Abbeville, MS; 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; siblings, James E. Campbell, Willie B. Campbell (Hazel) both of Oxford, MS and Marylina White (Ronald) of Lee Summit, KS, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Robert Campbell, Earnest Campbell, Frank Campbell, John Edward Campbell, Jerry Campbell, Willie E. Campbell, and Jessie Campell; and one sister, Mattie Murphy.
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