It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Douglas J. Campion on July 7, 2021, at home surrounded by family. Doug was born in Washington, DC, on April 26, 1946. Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Campion, his father, Harold Campion, and his brother, Brian Campion. Doug grew up in Springfield, VA, where he enjoyed pitching in the local baseball leagues. His love of guitar playing led to the creation of “The Castelles”, a rock and roll band that performed at military service clubs and local events. Doug graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and went on to earn a degree in Economics at the University of Tennessee. After a 40 year career in the Federal Government, Doug retired as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Commerce in 2010. In 2012, Doug and the love of his life, his wife Wendy, moved to Smith Mountain Lake and enjoyed the dream of lake living, family, great friends, and much laughter. Doug was an awesome and loving husband and best friend to Wendy, his wife of 14 years. He will be long remembered by family and friends for his quick wit, unique sense of humor, storytelling, guitar playing, and cooking. Doug was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. William of York Catholic Church in Stafford, Virginia, from 1981 to 2001, serving as Grand Knight from July 1987 through June 1988. Upon moving to Smith Mountain Lake, Doug and Wendy became members of Resurrection Roman Catholic Church in Moneta, Virginia. Doug was a card carrying member of the BUHBAs, the Boys of Union Hall Breakfast Association. Left to cherish Doug’s memory are loving wife Wendy, daughter Kelsey Campion and grandson Casen Sparacino, daughter Carla Shouse (Paul), and grandson Royce Johnson, step daughter Tracy Jenkins and granddaughter, Meaghan Jenkins, brother Neal Campion (Balisa), sister Gail Whear (Mike), Wendy’s sisters Charlotte Childress (Jerry), Diane Harrelson (Jimmy), and Sherry Oxley and husband Ty, special friend and fellow musician, and several nieces and nephews. Doug also leaves his oldest and dearest friends, Kip and Donna Boisot. An Evening Vigil for friends will be held on Wednesday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Road, in Moneta, Virginia 24121. Mass will be held on Thursday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m., also at Resurrection. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Heartland Hospice, 2800 Electric Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.