Joseph Byron “Joey” Campbell, 61, of Ridgeway, Va. passed away Wednesday January 27, 2021 at Roanoke Carilion Memorial Hospital. Joey was born September 7, 1959 in Martinsville, Va. to Hardy and Alpha Campbell.
He graduated from G.W. Carver High School Class of 1977. Joey worked with his father in the family business and became owner/operator of Campbell’s Transmission Service where he carried on a tradition of hard work and a thorough knowledge of automobiles and transmissions.
Outside of work, Joey had a love for racing. Driving for, sponsoring and being involved in local race teams brought him great joy and he was especially honored to be a part of the Billy Martin Racing Team.
Joey also loved music and was a talented singer and musician in his own right. He was a member of the Horsepasture Christian Church where he sang in the church choir for many years.
In addition to his parents, Joey was preceded in death by his sister, Betsy Gray Campbell.
Surviving are his children, Sara C. McKinney (Matthew) of Martinsville; son, Parker Campbell and (Megan) of Martinsville; grandchildren, Connor McKinney, William Hardy McKinney, Graham McKinney, Arrow Campbell, Arielle Mitchell and Adelyn Campbell; as well as numerous other family members and dear friends.
A private graveside service was held at Horsepasture Christian Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Center Ministries, 6871 Irisburg Road, Axton Va. 24054.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA