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Info Sheet/Obit - Kenneth Ray Campbell
Died 11 October 2021

Joe Hoover: Kenny was a hilarious, funny, entertaining guy; and a good friend.

He grew up in Globe, AZ and worked in the copper mines for a long time. I was in touch with him and we got together occasionally. But I lost contact with him several years ago. The last time I spoke with him, he had injured his ankle at work, and had serious complications such that they amputated his foot.

He moved to Phoenix but since then I have been unable to locate him. He was having issues with the VA due to some records snafu. He was in country I believe from late August 1970 to August 1971. We were both in B Co. 25th AVN BN (Diamondheads) until they left Cu Chi. Then we were in D Troop ¾ Cav at Frenzell-Jones until it changed to F Troop 4th Cav and moved to Lai Khe.


Mesa, AZ– Kenneth Ray Campbell was born on December 27, 1950 in Miami Arizona to Robert and Sylvia (Allen) Campbell. He passed away on October 11, 2021 in Mesa Az. He was raised in Miami AZ with his siblings Judy, Jimmy, Robert, David and Dennis.

In 1969 he was drafted into the United States Army, giving him the opportunity to travel the USA. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner, and was honorably discharged.

He worked at the Copper Mines solvent extraction plant and Miles mortuary. Kenney is survived by his devoted wife Michele, his children Heather (Anthony) Guerrero, Christopher (Nicole) Campbell, and Amber Campbell. Also his stepchildren Barbara, Ricky and Shane Olson. He is also survived by his grandchildren Marcus ( Joseline) Arrellin, Gabriel (Jackie) Arrellin, Devin(Jaycee) Holder, Gage, Chloe, Madison Campbell and Kaylee Brewer. Great grandchildren Jace Ryan and Ellianna Ruby Arrellin, and Ryker Ray Holder. As well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his father Bob, brothers David and Robert, and his dogs Sparky, Angel and Littlebit.

Services were held on Saturday November 13, 2021, 1000 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1483 N Driftwood, Gilbert Az 85234.

Posted online on October 29, 2021

Published in The Arizona Republic