November 27, 2009
Memorial Service – Friday, November 27, 2009, 3:00 p.m. @ 5003 Tierra Del Oro St., Carlsbad, CA 92008 – see notes below about casual dress code
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all of your kind words and prayers. The information I have received is that the memorial service will be on Friday Nov. 27th at 3 PM. It will be held at Dickie’s beach house located at 5003 Tierra Del Oro St, Carlsbad, CA 92008. If you are coming off of I-5, you will want to take the Cannon Rd exit and head towards the beach. When you get to Carlsbad Blvd turn right and then your first left will be his street. His house is located on the Pacific Ocean side of the street. It is a cul-de-sac so parking may be at a premium. In true Dick Campbell fashion, the dress code is shorts and flip-flops per his stepson Cody. I do not know how long it will last, but Jan and I will open our house up to an after memorial get together for a few tall tales and maybe a cold one or two. Let me know if you might be interested. Thanks again for caring. – Cary Weiler
Editor’s note: You may send your email to Cary, dc (at) fastpitchwest.com
I regret to advise of the passing of Dickie Campbell last Friday. We are advised that he had back surgery a little over a week ago. He developed a blood clot on Friday and it got to his lungs and he died on Friday. A memorial at his beach house in San Diego is planned for November 27, 2009. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Dickie played for a number of San Diego area teams, including the original Slick Davis led Vista Bombers in the 1970′s, a team that finished 4th in the 1977 ISC World Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona:
Order of Finish
1. Reno (NV) Reno Toyota
2. Long Beach (CA) Nitehawks
3. Oshawa (ON) Tonyâ€™s
4. Vista (CA) Bombers
Dickie earned second team ISC All World honors at the 1981 ISC World Tournament at Saginaw, Michigan, hitting .308 for the eighth place Oceanside Bombers.
Campbell was an innovator in the game, one of a trio of players (along with Vista teammates Steve Miner and Jimmy Williams) who changed the game with their “slap” hitting. He was a talented, affable player, well liked by his teammates.