Harold “Bub” Campbell, age 67, of rural Kahoka, MO, died Monday, May 4, 2015 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Bub was born August 14, 1947 in Keokuk, IA, one of three sons of Earl Raymond “Mike” and Grace Brown Campbell.
He was married to Joyce M. Ferguson on April 1, 1967 at Wayland, MO. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2012.
Survivors include his son, Todd (Kelly) Campbell of rural Kahoka, MO; three grandchildren: Michael (Melissa) Campbell of Wayland, MO and Zane and Tressa Campbell of rural Kahoka; two great-grandchildren, Garrison and Kynzler Campbell; his mother and step-father, Grace and Wayne Hodges of Kahoka, MO; two brothers, Jerry (Mary) Campbell of Alexandria, MO and John (Debbie) Campbell of Wayland, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harold (Carol) Ferguson of Wayland, MO, Donnie (Teresa) Ferguson of Kahoka, MO, Gail (Kathy) Ferguson of Alexandria, MO, Larry (Barb) Ferguson of Keokuk, IA, Joann Moon of Canton, MO, Janet (Ronnie) Ryan of Canton, MO and Linda Smeltser of Wayland, MO; aunt and uncle, Wes and Sharry Brown of Keokuk, IA; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Joyce; mother-in-law, Eleanor Ferguson; sister-in-law, Linda Ferguson; brother-in-law Lloyd Moon, and his sister Linda’s companion of many years and his good friend, Bud Shipley; as well as his infant great-grandchild, Kyler Campbell.
Bub was a 1965 graduate of Kahoka High School. He was a life-long farmer in Clark County, as well as a businessman, well-known for his auctioneering and as owner of Campbell Trucking and Excavating. Although he had been ill for some time, he continued to work hard and enjoyed taking the crops out this past fall. He was a former member of the Clark County Fair Board.
In earlier years Bub enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing fast pitch softball and he and his teams played many games during the season. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing golf with Todd and friends and the road trips to Biloxi and other places. Having come from humble beginnings himself, Bub extended his hand and gave to many people who were experiencing problems out of the goodness of his heart. He was a devoted family man. His family was the light of his life and he was fortunate to have them close by.
Private memorial services were held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. There was no visitation. Inurnment followed in the Frazee Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the Frazee Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.