Rory Shaun Campbell, 45, of Wahpeton, North Dakota passed away unexpectedly as a result of an auto accident on March 13, 2023, near Mooreton, ND. His memorial service will be held 12 noon on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, ND. Visitation will be two hours prior. The memorial service will be officiated by Jerry Theiler.
Rory Shaun Campbell was born December 21, 1977, to Norman and Sue Ellen (Prickett) Campbell in Beeville, Texas. He graduated from Madarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997, where he took part in JROTC. After high school, he enlisted in the Coast Guard, where he served from 1997-2001. In 1998, his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked at Walmart. On July 13, 2002, Rory was baptized in Huntsville, Alabama, at the “Zealous Kingdom Proclaimers” regional convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rory then moved back to Florida in 2015, then to Wahpeton, ND, in 2018, where he began working at WCCO Belting, and then at Bobcat in Gwinner, ND.
Rory was known as a very humble person, who valued his time with family. His love of children brought him to especially close with his nieces and nephews. Since Rory was a big kid at heart, Disney World was his favorite place to visit, and it was a special place where he loved taking them.
He was a big Sci-Fi buff, and an avid collector of Star Wars and Star Trek memorabilia, with Darth Vader and Data being his favorites. He and his mother would attend Star Trek conventions in full dress. He, of course, was his own character, dressed in the red suit, as Captain Rory. His genuine personality will be missed.
Rory is survived by his father, Norman Campbell (Doug Grant); sisters, Savannah (Roy) Payne, Tina (Dave) Crocker; grandmother, Ruthie Boone; nephews and nieces, Austin (Chelsea) Campbell, Seth Payne, Madelynn Hambelton, Lee Hambelton, Krista Payne, Kaybree Payne, Arabella Payne, Emily Wright, Garrett Brown, Boone Grimm; great nephews and nieces, Logan, Willow, Tristan, Wyatt, Jaxson, Mallory, and one more on the way in July (of which he was safekeeping the gender envelope); and various aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue Ellen Campbell; and other relatives.