Campbell will retire from the USPS

Denny Campbell will be retiring from the USPS at the end of the month following 32 years of service as a Rural Letter Carrier. SUBMITTED PHOTO PHOTO

After 32 years of Rural Letter Carrier service, Denny Campbell has decided to move on to the next chapter in his life and retire from the USPS. Friday, Feb. 28 will be his last day on Route 1 from the Sheffield Post Office.

In 1988 Denny began with the Post Office as a “substitute carrier” in the Dougherty and Aredale area. In 1989 the position was made full time with the route covering 145 boxes and about 80 miles a day. With the closing of the Dougherty Post Office, Denny was assigned to the Marble Rock and Dougherty area. This advanced the route up to 180 boxes and about 95 miles a day.

In 2006 the rural route was changed again to the Sheffield and Dougherty area with 310 boxes and about 112 miles per day.

Denny started rural carrier duties with a 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit and with a little work, some engine swaps and a little paint he managed to go through three different VW Rabbits.

One VW was a homemade red, white and blue special paint model which served the area in the 1990’s. A Plymouth Reliant station wagon and a VW Fox “hauled the mail” until 2007 when he purchased a brand new Pontiac Vibe. This little blue car has been a dependable vehicle for 370,000 miles. The odometer stopped at 299,999, Pontiac didn’t think the Vibe would last to 300,000!

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