Obituary: Glenn L. Campbell, 82, of Hannibal, Mo.

Glenn Campbell
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Glenn L. Campbell, 82, of Hannibal, Mo., was lifted into God's arms following a courageous battle with cancer at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial with full Military Rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post No. 55 will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. The family is being served by James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Family and friends are invited to Glenn's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Glenn was born July 24, 1934, in Audrain County, Mo., to Raymond and Lizzie Parrott Campbell.

He was married to Carolyn "Carol" A. James in Paris, Mo. on Nov. 21, 1956. She survives.

Other survivors include sons, Don Campbell, Gary Campbell and Jeff Campbell (Brenda), all of Hannibal, Mo.; grandchildren, Kacey Compton (Myles) of Huntsville, Ala., Megan Angel (Josh) of Ash Grove, Mo., Brooke Gibson (Justin), Brandon Campbell (Andrea), Brittany Campbell, Victoria Campbell and Lyndsay Campbell, all of Hannibal, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Finley Compton, McKenzie Gibson, Madison Gibson, Jonathan Campbell, Keaton Presley, Jacob Angel, Matthew Angel and Nolan Angel; brother, Carl Campbell (Doris); and sister, Lola Campbell.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lizzie Campbell; brother, Charles Campbell; and stepbrother, Russell Parrott.

Growing up, he helped sharecrop with his father. He was drafted in to the U.S. Army in 1956, and was station in Fort Lewis, Wash.

Upon his discharge, the couple moved to St. Louis, Mo.

Glenn worked for National Venders and then went on to be manager of Frostwood IGA.

In 1970, the family moved to Hannibal, where Glenn owned and operated Glenn's Conoco service station. He later worked for Mills Auto Parts and then American Cyanamid (BASF), from which he retired.

Glenn was the definition of "jack of all trades" - skilled mechanic, carpenter and woodworker. He enjoyed working on projects where his skills were needed and always gave of his time unconditionally.

"PaPa," as he was known by many, had a sense of humor as unique as his laugh. He was always one for sharing his silly stories and hugs and kisses with his family, for which he loved dearly. Glenn had a love like no other for his kids and grandkids, but held a special spot for his grandchildren.

Glenn was incredibly proud to be married to Carol for 60 years. He loved holding his grandkids and most recently, his great-grandkids, on his lap. In his later years, he became an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and would watch the games as often as possible.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carol Campbell, for the purchase of gas cards for patient transportation at the James E. Cary Cancer Center, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Myles Compton, Justin Gibson, Brandon Campbell, Josh Angel, Danny Jeffries and Max Tilt.

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