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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Joseph Earl Campbell

  • Joseph Earl Campbell, age 81, of Highland, Ill., died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Highland Health Care Center in. Highland.
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  • Joseph Earl Campbell, age 81, of Highland, Ill., died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Highland Health Care Center in. Highland.
    He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Perry, Mo., the son of Spencer R. and Vishie Siotha (Moore) Campbell.
    On May 1, 1965, he married Frances Ann Jamison, who survives in Highland, Ill.
    He was of the Baptist faith, a 32 Degree Mason and a Shriner. 
    Joe graduated from Perry High School in 1951. He studied religion for two years at Hannibal-LaGrange College. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving as chaplain for two years during the Korean War.
    After the war he worked for the Hannibal Police Department and later worked in retail sales, spending most of his working career, retired as Regional Manager for Dollar General in 1998. 
    He had served two terms on the Hannibal City Council. Joe’s interest in politics led him to campaign diligently for Richard Nixon. Joe enjoyed fishing, gardening, yard work and spending every minute he could with his family.
    Additional survivors include seven children, William Joseph Campbell, St. Joseph, Mo., Pamela J. (Frank) Hood, Liberty, Mo., Gary W. (Terri) Campbell, Clarksdale, Mo., David L. (Cindy) Campbell, St. Joseph, Mo., Stacy R. Stajduhar, Highland, Ill., Debra S. (Rick) Prewitt, Wentzville, Mo., and Carla J. (Jeff) Shull, Quincy, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, John R. (Grace) Campbell, Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Betty J. Baker, Columbia, Mo., Eva Sue Boots, Camp Point, Ill., Sylvia J. Clay, Niles, Ohio, and Helen  R. (Bill) Dugan, Mexico, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Spencer R. Campbell; mother, Vishie Siotha Campbell nee Moore; four brothers, Lester Bright, Norman Bright, Donald Campbell and Edgar Campbell; and one sister, Louise Sagert.
    Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill.
    Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Vinson, chaplain for Heartland Hospice, officiating. 
    Interment will be at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or American Cancer Society. 
     

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