William "Scott" Campbell

William "Scott" Campbell

Passed: April 04, 2024
Charleston, WV

William "Scott" Campbell

Passed: April 04, 2024
Charleston, WV

Obituary

William Scott Campbell, 63, devoted father, brother, uncle and caring colleague and friend to many, passed away from a long illness on Thursday, April 4th, 2024.

He is survived by his children, Sarah Lillian and William Benjamin Campbell, his former wife Molly Poe, his sister Ann Campbell Schultz and her husband Joe, and his nephews Julian and Sam Schultz from Fallston, Maryland.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, F. William, and Sherry Campbell of Charleston, West Virginia.

Born in 1960 in Huntington, West Virginia, he grew up in the Kanawha City area of Charleston. Scott graduated from Charleston Catholic High School and went on to graduate from Hampden Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia, and West Virginia University Law School. He worked as a litigator for several law firms during his career, including Jackson Kelly of Charleston, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote of Pittsburgh, and most recently was working for the Charleston office of the Virginia Beach based law firm Samuel I. White PC. He enjoyed collaborating with and mentoring colleagues throughout his career.

Scott inherited his fierce loyalty to family from his mother and his love of reading, kindness, and sense of humor from his father. He loved the beach, especially the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he vacationed as a young child and with his own children, and with his parents, sister, and beloved cousins Pat and Wendell Lucas, of Charleston, South Carolina. Many a big time and amazing memories were had and made on those trips.

Scott loved music, especially jazz, and Jimmy Buffet. He knew how to set a mood and a soundtrack for any moment, from the mix taps he created as gifts for his sister when he was in high school and didn’t have available funds for anything else, to curating a broad range of play lists that he’d pull up on his phone to meet whatever mood the road trip or situation called for. There is even one named “Cows” that was created to remember the times he and Molly drove around in the car with baby Sarah looking at cows to help her sleep.

Scott adored his children Sarah (24) and Ben (21). He was so proud of them both and stayed engaged and interested in anything they liked whether it was their love of animals (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, frogs, fish, even a pot-bellied pig and a bearded dragon named Poe) or shooting baskets at the park or a good game of H-O-R-S-E In the driveway.

Scott loved sports. His favorite lullabies were listening to NBA or MLB games. He was long time WV Mountaineer football fan and Pittsburgh Steeler and Penguins fan, having lived in Pittsburgh for 6 years. He also had a passion for the Yankees and introduced that to Ben.

He loved spending time with his nephews Julian (14) and Sam (13) and found great joy in their interests as well, providing basketball and football pointers, sharing quips about NFL and NBA players or just going fishing at a neighborhood pond in Maryland.

We will miss him greatly and feel so lucky that he was a part of our lives. We love you and will miss you always Scott.

The family asks those that are interested in making a memorial gesture consider donating to either of the below organizations under William Scott Campbell:
-The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center for Melanoma; online: https://hillman.upmc.com/difference/supporting/make-a-gift and select ‘Give to Cancer Research’; by mail: Development Office, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232; or by phone: 412-647-4700

OR

-The Fix’em Clinic of Charleston, a non-profit supported by his family, https://www.fixemclinic.org/donate .

There are no plans for a near term service, but a celebration of life gathering will be scheduled sometime in the next couple of months. Details about those plans will be updated through the funeral home website, where online condolences and memories of Scott may be also shared at www.barlowbonsall.com .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, West Virginia, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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10 responses to William "Scott" Campbell

  1. My prayers and condolences for the Campbell family….I met Scott in high school, and we connected again in our late 20’s….we shared a love for jazz…his knowledge of music was amazing….even as a teen! Throughout the years I would occasionally see Scott around town…he always had a smile and that “Southern Charm.” RIP my friend…gone way too soon.

  2. Gavin Jeffs says:

    I was saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. We were roommates at Hampden-Sydney College for 3 1/2 years and we became very close. Scott was intelligent, funny, loved working out to keep his sanity and he had a deep love for his family. We grew apart over the years as family and work pulled us in different directions. I made a donation in memory of Scott to Hampden-Sydney College today where we both shared many fond memories. Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Tim Benson says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. I first met Scott at H-SC and our friendship took us from Farmville to American University to Naples and Paradise Island. Our mutual love of music led to many hours creating mix tapes which provided the background for our journey. Ultimately, it was his wit and infectious laugh that I will
    always remember and miss.
    My sincerest condolences to Scott’s family.
    Rest in peace Mate.
    TB

  4. Alex Zurbuch says:

    I am sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I knew Scott in a professional capacity and very much enjoyed his calm demeanor and collaborative approach. All my best to Scott’s family, friends, and colleagues.

  5. I knew Scott from early teenage years on…. He was so sweet and simply adorable always. I am so sad to hear of his passing….Every time I saw him all these years he still had the best and sweetest smile. He will be missed. Prayers for all his family to remember his love and goodness and to find some peace in the coming days

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