Obituary: The Rev. Dr. William Vance Campbell

The Rev. Dr. William Vance Campbell, Sr., 83, passed into the more immediate presence of our Savior on June 27, 2022. 

He was born June 4, 1939, in Winston-Salem, N.C. to the late Ray Vance and Ruth Grose Campbell. William was a graduate of Moravian College, Campbell University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

William served numerous Southern Baptist churches as Minister of Music and Youth.  Additionally, he served as pastor at Immanuel Moravian, Winston-Salem, N.C., Moravia Moravian, Oak Ridge, N.C. and New Hope Moravian, Miami, Fla.  

William retired in 2005 and in retirement served Olivet Moravian, Winston-Salem, N.C. as pastoral assistant and Memorial Reformed Church as pastor until 2020. During his 60 years of ministry, William served as Chaplain of Police, the Highway Patrol, and various Fire Departments wherever he lived.  

William was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Cooper Campbell.  He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Ann Overman Campbell and stepdaughter, Cynthia Autumn Williams; his children, Carolynn Elizabeth Wood (Tommy), Melody Ruth Lee (Keith), and William Vance Campbell, Jr. (Amy); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted at Mizpah Moravian Church, Rural Hall, N.C. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 am and interment followed at Hope Moravian Church God’s Acre, Winston-Salem, N.C.