By Evan Moore and Samantha Cossick | 2/1/2011

Dick Campbell has worked at Campbell’s Market for almost his entire life – in fact, he was born in the upstairs apartment. Dick’s father established the market in 1946 in order to provide the people of Beverly, W.Va. with quality meats. His father also built a slaughterhouse in order to eliminate the “middleman” and ensure the quality from start to finish.

Aside from his time in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972, Dick worked at Campbell’s Market on and off until officially taking over the business with his brother, Ed Campbell, in 1978.

When his brother retired in 2001, Dick continued to keep the family-owned business running to serve the customers.

“It’s been 10 years since my brother retired and I think that would be my proudest moment, knowing I could keep it open and maintain the quality and faithful customers we’ve had here for years, some even my father had,” he said.

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