Matthew McGoffin Campbell, age 61, of Lewistown, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born March 9, 1957, in Knox, Indiana, the son of Harlan Edward and Enid Evelyn Langer Campbell. He was united in marriage to Donna Sparrow on July 22, 1989, in Wichita, Kansas.
Surviving are his wife Donna Campbell of Lewistown, Missouri; one son, Joshua Campbell of Lewistown, Missouri; four brothers, Harlan (Susie) Campbell of Jacksonville, Missouri, George Campbell of Edina, Missouri, Richard Dean (Margaret) Campbell of Eugene, Oregon, and Michael (Janet) Campbell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three sisters, Anna (Archie) Jackson, of Springfield, Missouri, Helma Campbell of Knox City, Missouri, and Enid Stendebach of Hannibal, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Waibel of Raytown, Louisiana, and Cherie McCarty of Lewistown, Missouri; special friends, Betty (Bill) Abell of Durham, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Campbell of Shelbyville, Missouri; and one brother-in-law, Ron (Lola) Sparrow of Lewistown, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. Matthew was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Cleta Sparrow and three brothers Lonnie, Frank and Gene Campbell.
Matthew graduated from Knox County High School in Edina, Missouri. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1975 to 1979. He was employed for nine years with the Knox County Road and Bridge crew and for the last twenty-six years has worked for Titan Wheel in Quincy, IL. He was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed visiting Civil War battle sites and re-enactments. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, son and family.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, MO. Father George Kramer will officiate the services. Musical selections will be The Dance and Go Rest High On That Mountain. Burial with full military honors will be in the Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Ewing, Missouri, with nephews, Tommy Bowen, Rick Sparrow, Blain Bowen, Randy Leckbee, Brent Abell, Billy Abell and Scot Sparrow as casketbearers.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.