James Earl "Soupy" Campbell of Naples Florida passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of June 7th. James was born on March 13th, 1939 to James Sr. and Katherine (Lawrence) in Revere Massachusetts. He was the middle child to older sister Mary and younger brother Gerald. Upon Graduating Revere High School in 1958 Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a petty officer on the USS Hammerberg DE-1015 until 1960, he then served in the Navy reserve from 1960-1963 when he was honorably discharged from service. During "Soupy's" time in the reserve he met and fell in love with Dorothy LeClair (June 10th 1943- September 5th 2002) whom he married on September 29th 1962. He and Dorothy had three children Scott Francis, Kelley Anne and Kerry Anne. Jim worked for the Stop & Shop corporation his whole life, he was dedicated hard working man putting the needs of his family first until a debilitating back injury forced him into an early retirement. He was a loving and dedicated pet owner who shared an extremely strong bond with his English Bulldog "Grace". Gracie Lou will forever miss her good morning greeting "Gracie Lou I love you" and her morning "pooch smooch" from her loving master. Jim was a man of good character and values, he was genuinely interested in the welfare of his friends and neighbors and he deeply touched those who loved him. In addition to his three children, Jim is survived by his sons in law, Daniel Surago and Emanuel Candido, his grandchildren, James (fiancee Kelly) , Kyla and Liam Campbell, Alex and Dorothy Candido. Also surviving is a brother Gerald and his wife Linda and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long time friend Kathy Smith, the wife of his deceased lifetime friend Richard "Smitty" Smith ,and a dear loving friend Sue Davis. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy and a granddaughter Stephanie Marie. Jim was a patriarch to his extended family and was always there to offer a helping hand and solid advice. "Heaven gained a loving spirit the earth is surely going to miss." Relatives and friends may call Tuesday , June 11, from 6 to 8pm at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, where Prayer Services will be held at 7:30pm. Further services celebrating Jim's life and graduation to glory will be held at Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00am.
Burial will followed at Puritan lawn Cemetery, 185 Lake Street in Peabody. in lieu of flowers, please consider a donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Brooke's Legacy animal Rescue of Naples, FL or toCollier county Domestic Animal Services in Naples. Adopt don't shop.
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