BATAVIA — Emerson Wheeler Campbell, 86 of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, (September 10, 2019) at Le Roy Village Residential Health Care Facility in Le Roy.
Mr. Campbell was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Madison, Wisc. a son of the late Dr. Ralph Emerson Campbell and Helen Wheeler Campbell.
Emerson was a member of the Batavia First Presbyterian Church since 1964 and served as an elder, a deacon, and a trustee. He sang in the choir and helped with all kinds of mission projects. He loved Bible Study and was always reading books about faith. He put his faith into action through service and kindness. He was always there to help and to serve. The church was his family.
Emerson was a pharmacist at the Batavia VA Medical Center and kept up his certification, even after retirement. Mr. Campbell volunteered for over 20 years at the VA and was honored with an award in 2016 denoting 18,325 hours of volunteer service. He loved his country and felt that his service at the VA was a part of that.
He traveled the world, literally. He was very proud of the fact that he had been to every continent. He went on bicycling tours all over the world.
Mr. Campbell lived each summer at Godfreys Pond and loved swimming, hiking, and playing basketball. He lived a very simple lifestyle and focused on enjoying nature, God’s creation, and serving others. He loved good food and always appreciated the variety of restaurants in our area.
Emerson was a prime example of how the Lord can work through an ordinary person, and in so doing, make that person extraordinary.
There will be no visitation. Emerson ‘s Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, (April 6, 2021) from Batavia First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Main Street in Batavia. The community is invited and encouraged to attend if able, however COVID-19 restrictions will be in place. The service will also be live-streamed via the funeral home’s website. Burial will be in the Campbell Family Plot in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, April 9, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia First Presbyterian Church.
H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia was honored to care for Emerson. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.