Published 11:04 am Monday, July 17, 2023
Charles Justice “C.J.” Campbell, 77, Johnson City, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Johnson City Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
C.J. was a native of Johnson City and had previously lived in both Elizabethton and Johnson City. He was a son of the late Ernest Ray and Hallie Elizabeth Land Campbell.
C.J. was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1963-64, then transferring to the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was a Paratrooper until his discharge in 1969. He worked most of his life as a carpenter, primarily installing carpet, and was also a truck driver, but mostly a “jack of all trades.”
C.J. was a hard-core man with a Heart of Gold, that would help anyone at any time, day, or night. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Cathy Campbell; a grandson, Zachary Campbell; and a step-grandson, Charles Presnell Jr.
C.J. is survived by two daughters, Teresa Parlier (Mitchell) and Kim Campbell (Elonza), all of Elizabethton; one step-son, Terry Freeman (Debbie), Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Samantha England (Robby), Brandon Davis, and Hunter Rasnick, all of Elizabethton; one step-grandson, Josh Presnell, Elizabethton; two great-grandchildren, Lexi and Natti England, both of Elizabethton; seven siblings, Judy Davis (Jere), Piney Flats, Karen Mottern (Mod), Telford, Ricky Campbell (Cindy), Elizabethton, Terry Campbell, Sissy Moody, Donnie Campbell, all of Johnson City, and Donna Thomas (Alan), Elizabethton; and several nieces and nephews.
The memorial service celebrating C.J.’s life will be conducted Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Fowler officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6 to 7 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home, and other times at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Mitchell Parlier.
The graveside committal service with military honors will be held Wednesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. in the Historic Section of Mountain Home National Cemetery. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery by 2:50 p.m. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is honored to serve the Campbell family. (928-6111)