Stuart Craig “Wally” Campbell was born in the great city of Baltimore on November 24, 1981 to James and Mary Campbell. He was named for his maternal uncle, Stuart Craig Ammons who was thrilled to have a namesake. He moved with his family to Severn, MD when he was just under two years old and began his education at Jessup Elementary School, moved on to MacArthur Middle, and graduated from Meade Senior High. As a child he was active in sports playing baseball, football, lacrosse, and soccer. As a teen he was an avid motocross racer. His father spent many weekends at Buds Creek with him as he raced. He carried the love of motorcycles and racing all the way into adulthood. He left this life while racing at Summit Point in West Virginia. Cub Scouts were a favorite for Wally and he eventually graduated to Boy Scouts. Wally completed EMT and Paramedic school eventually becoming a licensed paramedic in Howard County. He briefly worked for the ME’s office but the gruesome tasks of identifying and photographing bodies took an emotional toll. He was fourth in a family of six, having three older brothers and two younger sisters. Stuart idolized his older brothers, often competing for physical attention from them. His oldest brothers loved him fiercely, like no other ever could or has. As a child he never had to make his bed, pack a lunch, or do homework alone. They dressed him, bathed him, and protected him in school. Donald and Steven were always there to cover for him. They always, always had his back. Donald spent the entire night he passed covering his back, making sure all that was his was returned safe and sound and locked away. Steven spent the entire night driving “home” from Seneca South Carolina to be here to take care of his family. Stuart was protective of his baby sisters when, in reality, they protected him! His extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and many, many lifelong friends remain true to this day. Our neighbors considered him one of their own children due to his ever constant presence at their homes. He often visited different neighbors every night around suppertime to ask what they were having for dinner, and if he liked it, would ask to stay. He never met a stranger. Stuart worked in the automobile business as an estimator. He loved his job and was always at “home” around cars, trucks, motorcycles and their many greasy, dirty parts.
Stuart is the father of and survived by four beautiful, kind, loving, and super-intelligent children; Cody Seth 16, Lily Marie, 11, Lucianna Kacie 9, and Sophia Rose 6. They will forever miss him and his presence in their lives. Nicole Payne, the love of is life, survives him as well as the mothers of his children who were very much a part of his life and will always remain a part of ours. They have been and always will be loved by us all. These wonderful mothers are; Rebecca Marr Skinner (Cody & Connor), Amanda Wright (Lily and Sophia AKA So-So, and Danielle Rene Tholen (Lucy).
Stuart was predeceased by his beloved older brother Daniel Campbell, Nanny, Audrey Ammons, grandmother Jenny Stallings, grandparents James and Grace Campbell, uncle Donald Ammons, aunt Belinda (Linny) Miller, and cousin Angela Miller-Marshall. Wally leaves behind his parents, James and Mary Campbell, two sisters, Jamie Elaine and Brittany Beth Lynn Campbell all of Severn, brothers Donald Michael, his wife Kathleen, of Catonsville, MD. and Steven James, his wife Brandy Lynn, of Seneca, South Carolina. He was adored by his many nieces and nephews, Kyle Franck, Wayne Bessling, Amiyah Holloway, DeAndre Burks, Connor Skinner, Amir Dotson, Dahlia Wright-Mohammad, and Brian Tholen. As the saying goes, “cousins are your first best friends”-well, Wally leaves many devastated cousins behind who really were his best friends. Dorian Ammons, Missy Burdette, Lisa Baer-Ahmay, Karri Ann Shives, Mark & Chris Whipple, Kimberly Booker, Audrey Knightlinger, Nicole Murphy, David and Olivia Miller, and William Miller. His aunts and uncles; Noreen Ammons, Ranae (Nae-Nae) and John Sewell, Michelle (Chell-Chell) Whipple, Stuart (Stu-Stu) and Michelle Ammons, and Dave Miller. We cannot find words that express how much he will be missed by all.
The family will receive friends at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113 on Monday, May 21, 2018 form 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with services on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A gathering to celebrate his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. at his parent’s home. We welcome all to join and share with us.
In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to Arundel Lodge or The American Heart Association. Thanks to all who have shared their grief, sorrow, and prayers for our family. We appreciate it all and know that we are not alone in this devastating journey.
Arundel Lodge, Inc.
2600 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater MD 21037
American Heart Association - Maryland
217 East Redwood Street, Suite 1100, Baltimore MD 21202