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Quitrel Lee Campbell, Jr.

July 1, 1937 ~ January 9, 2022 (age 84)

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Quitrel Lee Campbell Jr, 84, a proud veteran of the Navy Seabees, passed away January 9, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Lecompte, Louisiana on July 1, 1937, son of the late Quitrel Sr. and Lela Campbell. He is survived by his spouse, Louise Campbell (Stafford), sister Viva June Nealy and his three daughters Connie Arevalo, Deirdre Arzabal, Rita Campbell and his son, Justin Campbell. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Candice Morehead, Chad Morehead, Jeremy Morehead, and great grandchildren, Sophie and Emily Campbell, Blas Micah Diaz V, and Bradley Morehead. Quitrel was proceeded in death by his first wife Barbara Campbell (Smith) and brothers Joseph and Richard Campbell.

Quitrel joined the Seabees at the age of 17 and served for over 22 years as an equipment operator. He valued his service and the friendships he made during this time. As part of this service, he served multiple tours of duty during the Vietnam War and was a member of MCBs 1,3,4,10, the 31st NCR, and ACB2. He was especially proud of his time and lifelong friendships he made with the Seabee STAT Team 0303. Quitrel maintained the Seabee's "Can Do" spirit up until his last hours. After his military retirement in 1976, Quitrel decided to stay in Port Hueneme/Oxnard, CA to raise his family and start his second career as a heavy equipment operator with Local 12. He teamed up with an old Seabee buddy, Tom Puglise, and successfully worked another 30 years before retiring again from Local 12 around 2007.

When Quitrel was not operating heavy equipment, he was running a maintenance business with his family and doing side jobs for friends and family alike. During his later years, Quitrel enjoyed going on road trips with his wife Louise and visiting friends and family throughout the US. He also enjoyed spending time in his "Warehouse" where he spent most of his time working on his many projects and drinking a cold beer. Quitrel was loved by many and a friend to all.

The viewing will be held on Saturday, January 15th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A Street in Oxnard, CA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 16th at 10am, at the Reardon Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Conjeo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard rd., Camarillo, CA.

Pallbearers will be Justin Campbell, Chad Morehead, Jeremy Morehead, Blas Joseph Diaz IV, Matthew Jaramillo, and Deirdre Arzabal. Honorary pallbearers are David Lancaster and Joseph Hutter. A celebration of life will be hosted by family and friends following the service at the Oxnard Eagles Lodge located at 4684 Saviers Road, Oxnard, CA at approximately 2 p.m.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 15, 2022

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Reardon Funeral Home
511 N. A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 16, 2022

10:00 AM
Reardon Funeral Home
511 N. A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
January 16, 2022

Conejo Mountain Memorial Park
2052 Howard Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93012

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