HOPE — Walter E. Campbell, 85, passed away at the Sussman House Wednesday morning Nov.10, 2021. Born on June 6, 1936, in Hope, he was the son of George and Justine (Norwood) Campbell. Walter lived in Hope until he graduated in 1955 from Camden High School.

In 1957, he married Barbara Wood, with whom he celebrated his 64th year of marriage on June 22, 2021. Walter and Barbara lived in Camden for over 35 yrs. Later they moved to Hope at their current address for 29 yrs. He was a member of Camden Fire Department and a part-time officer for Camden Police Department for a period of time. In Hope, he served as a selectman and represented Hope on the Mid-coast Solid Waste board.

Walter was a member of several organizations including Hope Historical Society, Waldo County Shrine Club, Anah Temple Shrine, Midcoast Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Ivy Chapter 16, and Fraternity Rockport Masonic Lodge.

His employment included Reichheld Motors, Mike Cramer Volkswagen, Rodney Boynton’s Chevrolet and he retired from Shepard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Saab after many years there as a salesman.

Walter enjoyed fishing and ice fishing at Nicatous Lake and went with several good friends on moose hunts. His favorite time was a motorcycle trip around the Canadian Gasbay Peninsula with good friends, as well as a cruise through the Panama Canal. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Barbara Campbell; his son, Eric L. Campbell; his siblings; Russell Campbell, Morgan Campbell, Joanne Severson; granddaughters, Jillian Neal and Alicen Howell; aunt, Gwendolyn Brodis; uncle, Rodney Norwood; nieces, nephews, cousins and sister-in-law, Martha Leach. He was predeceased by a niece and several cousins.

A graveside service will be announced in the spring in Hope Grove Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.