James (Jimm) Moulton Campbell, age 69, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 as the sun was rising. He died at his home in Crestview, Florida. Jimm was born September 9, 1949 in Los Angeles, California to his mother, Marie Blankenship and father, James Walker. He was later adopted by his stepfather, James Campbell.
He had four marriages to Susan McKinney, Pepper Campbell, Omega Campbell, and Carrita Todd Campbell.
Most of his childhood was spent in Sacramento, California and the surrounding areas, specifically Elk Grove. In 1967, Jimm attended Sheldon Jackson High School/Jr College were he received an Associate Degree. This school was where he first met his 4th wife, that he later rekindled a romance with.
After graduation, he joined the Navy and served 4 years. The first year he was stationed on Midway Island, with the next 3 years was spent at Argentia Newfoundland naval base. He worked as an Oceanographic Technician.
After Jimm left the Navy, he hitchhiked around the country, ending up in Atlanta. He married Susan in Atlanta and had 3 daughters. When they divorced, he ended up in New Orleans, where he worked several odd jobs, but most of his 20 years spent there he worked as a Lucky Dog Vendor. While living in New Orleans he married and divorced Pepper and Omega. He was part of NOLA culture, even being written about in a book about the time and culture back then. It’s called ‘C-Note’. (Still sold on Amazon).
He met Carrita again on classmates.com. In 2002, Jimm moved to Juneau, Alaska to marry his first love. She passed away in 2014 due to Multiple Myeloma cancer. He cared for her until her death.
In 2016, Jimm moved to Crestview, Florida to be closer to his daughter.
Family was very important to Jimm and he had a very large one. He was loved by many throughout the years.
Wife of 12 years Carrita Campbell;
Daughters, Kathrine Tribble Greenwood, Jamie Hughes, Rebecca Pitman;
Grandchildren, Adam Tribble, Amanda Hill, Allie Strother, Kenny Copas, Josh Pitman, Jayden Watterson, Lauren Copas, Jordan Martin, Tyler Copas, Jason Martin, Kaylee Hughes, Saraya Hughes, Issac Hughes;
Great grandchildren, Kylie Jones, Cylar Strother, Aiden Wells, Avaree Pitman, Ezra Copas, Brayden Hill and two new babies that are due this summer. Nova Martin and Maeli Mullins. He had been praying that God let him stay until July to meet them.
Family friends, Nathan, Barbara, Peter, Stephen, Arianne (Ari) Vander Vegt, Also his Alaskan neighbors, the Halls, and all his friends at the Sand Bar in Juneau, and a very special friend, Jackie Stockbridge. He has many online friends all over the world.
Jimm has always been a dog lover. He has 4 granddogs, Snoopy, Juicy, and was especially close to Yayo and Cocoa Bean.
Memorial Service will be announced this week and will be broadcast on Jimm’s Facebook page live.
He did not want a traditional service. He wanted a celebration of life. The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice, for their skill, love, and dedication. We could not ask for better care.
Davis-Watkins Crestview Memorial will be handling the arrangements.
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