Jerry Eugene Campbell, age 79, of Lamar, Missouri died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Truman Healthcare Center of Lamar after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Jerry was born January 2, 1936 at Joplin, Missouri to Alan Mitchell and Marguerite Fontella (Davis) Campbell. He graduated Joplin High School and served his country in the United States Air Force. After serving in the military, he married Wanda “Kay” Wilson, on June 20, 1958, at Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin, and together they raised three children. In 1971 he graduated MSSU with a Bachelor of Education.
Jerry owned and operated several greenhouses and nurseries during his career as well as working as a General Contractor in Arkansas, building houses with his son. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, and was a member of REACH Church in Carthage, MO.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Kay; two daughters, Kaylynn (Dean) Connell of Brixey, MO, Cassie (Brian) Miller of Lamar, MO; one son, Camden Campbell of Leavenworth, KS; two brothers, Davey Campbell of Georgia and Kenny (Dixie) Campbell of Joplin, MO; six grandchildren, Erin (Justin) Bouckaert of Arnold, MO, Cabree Miller, Kaleb Miller, and Chase Miller, all of Lamar, Dane Connell and Daniel Connell of Arkansas; and four great-grandchildren, Brant, Adelyn, and Teagan Bouckaert, all of Arnold, MO, Makinley Miller of Lamar; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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