Gary Edward Campbell, II, 45, died Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Gary is survived by his wife, Angel, his sister Brandi N. Martin, and husband, Jason Martin, of Thomasville, NC and his nephews: Tiler (18), Jayden (15), Jase (11) and Jager (6) who made his life complete. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gary E. Campbell and Cindy S. Campbell, grandmother, Judy Bartram and ‘Uncle’ Chet Bartram and many others that meant so much to him.
There are so many beloved aunts, cousins, and dear friends to list or even count, just know each and every one of you blessed his life in every way.
Gary was born February 2, 1974 in High Point, NC. He married Angel in June of 2002. During their 19 years they enjoyed raising their cats who brought them such joy and love. They had many fun times together, experienced new things and lived out one of his dreams by buying a condo at Myrtle Beach Resort right below Judy’s condo that they spent their childhood enjoying. Buying this condo gave Gary such joy and felt he could show Judy how much he had overcome in his life and how she mentored him through those times. Gary and Angel loved gutting the condo to the studs and renovating it. The end result was reliving and taking those family vacations to give Brandi and her family the memories they had during their childhood to Brandi and Jason’s kids. During the last 10 years Gary, Angel, Brandi and Jason’s family have suffered many losses, but they built a great relationship and loved spending times together.
He was lucky enough to become an Uncle to his nephews. Gary thoroughly enjoyed watching the nephews grow up and see their transformation to become incredibly smart, funny and intelligent men. He was so proud of each and every one of you. You were and will continue to bring him joy. Also, watching his sister and brother in law become such amazing parents and raise these boys made him smile. Tiler, Jayden, Jase and Jager, do not ever forget the love that your Uncle Gary has for you. You can talk to him every day and always know how proud he is of each of you.
Gary had many friendships and one friend in particular stood with him for many years. Brian Propst was his best friend and like a brother that he never had. They went through so much in life since working together going back to Matthews in NC and continuing until his death. Brian, you gave Gary a friendship that words cannot explain. You were an amazing friend and with your guidance, your listening and all of those random fun facts you showed him what a true friendship is. Thank you for caring for him and all of us over the years. You have been a rock to him and to his family.
Gary was blessed to have many mentors in his life, from ‘Aunt Judy’ and to two others who passed recently, Ray and Norma Annas in Rutherford College, NC. The loss of both of them truly affected him. Ray and Norma gave Gary the love and compassion that he needed through many of his days when life got hard and they continued that until their passing. I know they were so proud of the man he became.
In 2018, Gary was presented with an opportunity of a lifetime. He became a business owner and took the leap and begin a startup business with his business partner, Tony Prozzi and others. This had always been a dream of his and it was finally going to happen for him. Impact Imaging Group was started in Hartsville, SC with a chosen set of employees and a drive that was strong. Within a few months the word was on the streets and Impact launched and quickly became a very successful business in the industry. He loved his business and words could not express the love and admiration he had for the workers/friends. You all meant the world to him. To each and everyone of them, thank you for taking the chance on Impact and on him. Don’t stop!
His family invites you to a visitation on Thursday, October 10th from 6pm – 8pm at Cumby Funeral Home in Archdale, NC. There will not be a funeral service at this time, there will be a private service in the near future.
In lieu of any flowers, please spread joy to the children who need a mentor in their life to guide them and show them all that is possible. We are asking that any contributions please be made to the Big Brother Big Sisters of America at 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33607 to honor Gary and the mentors who made him the man he became.
Thank you to all for your support to the family during this difficult time.