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Wiley Stephen Campbell

January 28, 1918 — April 20, 2005

Wiley Stephen Campbell

Wiley S. Campbell died April 20 2005 at the Bob Stump VAMC in Prescott. He was born January 28, 1918 in Dallas, Georgia, the son of Wiley S. and Dovey (Gamel) Campbell, Sr. Wiley was 87 years old. Wiley proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp from Sept, 1940 to Nov. 1945 as a Communications Chief. He was stationed in Kingman when he was discharged and moved to Prescott, where he and Beverly Bunch were married.   Wiley joined Smoki in the early 1950?s and danced in his first Smoki Ceremonial in 1953 He was Chief Grey Fox in 1960. His dediciation to Smoki knew no limits; he worked long hours being  in charge of all the special effects for the ceremonials which were run from the fair ground?s roof;  for 28 years he was the Smoki dance instructor and from 1974 to 1990, Wiley beat the drum for all the ceremonial dances. NEVER missing a beat.   Wiley owned and operated Musonics  for 32 years, where Prescottians went for all their music needs and with Norm Hendry started the first cable company in Prescott.   Wiley is survived by:  his sons, Jeff (Deborah) and Kyle both of Prescott, brother Oren (Edna) Campbell of Mariette, Georgia; grandchildren; Matt, Lee, Steve and Barry, and great grandchildren Trinity and Donavan and his many friends. . A Celebration of his life at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30th at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home the corner of Cortez and Carleton in Prescott; followed by a bar-b-que and sharing of memories in the Carriage House and on the south lawn of the funeral home.   Full Military Honors and burial will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2005 at the National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek, in Phoenix,.   The family suggest memorials to VAMC % of Bettie Robbinx LCSW, ECRC, 500 N. Hwy 89, 86313, where Wiley received outstanding care

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