After his marriage to Etta Marcella Ashton, Reginald married Maxine Marie Garrett. Reginald and Maxine had two children.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Newport Daily News; Newport, Rhode Island; Monday, February 16, 1959; Page 14 (Newspapers.com)
NAMED TO TIVERTON POST
WASHINGTON - The name of Reginald L. Campbell to become postmaster of Tiverton was sent to the Senate by the White House. Campbell will succeed C. S. Holden.
OBITUARY - The Providence Journal; Providence, Rhode Island; September 27, 2018 and Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home (internet)
Reginald L. Campbell passed away on the 18th of September 2018 in Providence, RI. Born on April 12, 1923 in Tiverton on the dairy farm of his grandfather, Joseph Martineau, he was the son of the late Oscar Paul and Laura (Martineau) Campbell. He was a graduate of the Durfee High School class of 1940, a former Postmaster of Tiverton, and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps as a photographer attached to the 10th Photo Headquarters, 20th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater and 8th Air Force on Okinawa. He also served as a photographer for the Tiverton Police Department and was a member of the East Tiverton Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and baking.
A lifetime member of the Putnam Phalanxe Centennial Legion, Reginald was also a past Commander of the Four Freedoms VFW Post 5757 and a former Master Mason of Lodge 264, both of Franklin, Nebraska. He was a member of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association, was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5392 in Tiverton, served as High Priest of the Aquidneck Chapter No. 9 Royal Arch Mason Order in Portsmouth, RI from 1955-1956, and was a Charter Member of the Partner Club of the PGA Tour.
Reginald is the father of the late Reginald Campbell of Arizona, grandfather of the late Kristine Cude of Nebraska, and the brother of the late Leonard Campbell of Florida. He was the former husband of the late E. Marcella Ashton of Kentucky and the late Maxine M Garrett of Nebraska, and the long-time companion of the late Shirley M. Cory.
He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Cude (Dwight) and Mrs. Leanne Meyers (Allen) of Nebraska, granddaughters Cynthia Cude RN, Stephanie Cude, and Courtney Meyer MD, and grandson Brandon Meyer all of Nebraska, his great-grandchildren Tanell and Breelyn Smith of Phoenix, AZ and Allison Maxwell Meese of Hickman, NE, as well as Ms. Cory’s children Lynne, Jay, and Alana; grandchildren Adriana, Amanda, Becky, Ty, Sara, and Justin; great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Teagan, Logan, Hazel, Fitz, Wyatt, Freddie, and Zoe.
Reginald’s body has been donated to the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to VFW Post 5392, 134 Shove St, Tiverton, RI 02878.
TRIBUTE - posted by John Vincent
Reggie was quite a guy who lived a full and active life. He was a big part of my life from when I first met him in my early twenties. I lived in an apartment next to him and Shirley on Stafford Pond for about five years. Several years later I rented another place from him while I was transitioning to a new house. Reggie was my landlord, a mentor, a father figure and a friend. Reggie was the guy to go to or knew the guy to go to when you needed something or needed to know how to do something. He was a jack of all trades and always willing to provide a helping hand. He had hundreds of stories about his past, his early childhood, war stories, the golf tour, family and friends, parties, house history, celebrities he met, etc. They were always interesting and entertaining. And there were some new ones every time I saw him. Over all these years Reggie and I kept in touch and I am grateful we did. Even though it was only annual visits and exchanging Christmas cards I always enjoyed seeing and hearing from him. I will miss you Reggie. RIP.