A gay Gwinnett County man who enjoyed boating on the weekend with his partner died on June 29 after succumbing to a life-long battle with an immune deficiency.
A funeral was held on Thursday for Jeff Campbell, 42, before his body was buried in Avon, Ohio where much of his family lived. Campbell (photo left), who lived in Sugar Hill in Gwinnett, died at Emory University Hospital.
“He brought boating to the relationship and I brought sports,” Robbie Moore (photo right), Campbell’s partner, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “In the fall on weekends we’d attend UGA football games, home and away, and then in the winter we did basketball too, and in the spring and summer we’d be on the lake. You could say we lived for the weekends.”
Campbell suffered from an immune deficiency that he battled since he was two. The medical problem required frequent visits to doctors, but even with treatments as an adult, he managed to lead an active life, Moore said. Campbell was an account representative for ADP, a business solutions company.
“We enjoyed life,” Moore told the AJC. “We found things we loved to do together, and that is exactly what we did.”
The pair also enjoyed services at Church in the Now Midtown, which is led by Rev. Jim Swilley. The mega pastor came out in 2010.
Photo courtesy Church in the Now Midtown