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St. Joe News-Press
Saint Joseph, Missouri
January, 2009

OBITUARY - GEORGE W. CAMPBELL

1934 - 2009

American Flag.jpg MARYVILLE, Mo. - George Wesley CAMPBELL, 1109 East Second Street, Maryville, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at his home.

He was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Diagonal, Iowa, to Hugh Burnet and Sarah Adeline CAMPBELL.

He attended rural schools in southern Iowa and graduated with the class of 1954 from Hopkins High School, Hopkins, Mo.

He served in the US Navy Reserves and went on to serve in active duty on the USS Brinkley Bass DD87 as a Deck Engineer during the Korean Conflict.

George later held several different positions within the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. He was a Past Commander of the Seth Ray David VFW Post 442 in Maryville. He also served as V.F.W. District Three Commander and was named to the All State Commanders' Team. George was also an active member of the American Legion Post 464 in Conception Junction, Mo.

George first worked for the Missouri State Highway Department in the construction department. He then went to work for Crouch Brothers Trucking for 18 years before working as an independent operator with Crouse Cartage. George later owned and operated Campbell Cartage Co. for 17 years. Prior to his retirement he worked at the Farmers' Elevator in Hopkins.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Maryville, was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. George also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, often attending their sporting events and boating at the lake.

George married Thelma Aileen GLASSGOW on Sept. 15, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in New Market, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma CAMPBELL, Maryville; brother Albert CAMPBELL, Des Moines, Iowa; sister Helen BRADLEY, Bedford, Iowa; children Shirley (David) BARNETT, Maryville, and Bruce (Beth) CAMPBELL, Olathe, Kan.; five grandchildren, Michael (Cara), Melissa, Malorie, Mathew BARNETT and Allison CAMPBELL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Price Funeral Home in Maryville. A service will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Maryville. Burial will be at the Old Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa; Military Graveside Services conducted by Tri-C American Legion Post No. 464. Memorials to First United Methodist Church, Maryville.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009

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