The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 9, 2013

Bobby D. Campbell


Nov. 26, 1928 - March 6, 2013

Bobby D. Campbell, 84 years, formerly of Parsons, Kan., departed this life March 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

Bobby was born Nov. 26, 1928, to the late Roscoe and Daisy (Morton) Campbell in rural Sarcoxie, Mo. He was a 1946 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. During his senior year, he was crowned Sarcoxian King of his class and was an alumni of Pittsburg State College. He served in the Army during the Korean War, returning home in 1953.

On June 6, 1954, he married Theobell G. (Chandler) Campbell and together they shared the last 53 years, making Parsons their home until her death on Nov. 1, 2008. For the last three years Bobby resided at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mount Vernon, Mo.

Bobby was a deacon of Friendship Southern Baptist Church in Parsons. He also served as Sunday School director and treasurer. He was a member of the American Legion, of Red Oak, Kansas State Federation of Music Club and was very active in Life Insurance Organizations. He also was a member of Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, of Eureka Springs. Bob sponsored Calfarley's Boys and Girls Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. For many years he supported area youth athletic programs. Bobby and Theobell loved to travel, making trips to London, Alaska and Mexico. They also enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends. He also loved golfing and bowling.

Bobby was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Ralph B. Campbell, Talmage Campbell and Bruce Campbell.

Bobby is survived by his "twin" brother, Billy G. Campbell and his wife, Jean, of LaRussell, Mo.; one brother, Fred Campbell and wife, Opal, of Carthage, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Campbell, of Charlotte, N.C., and Sue Campbell, of Fresno, Calif.; 16 nieces and nephews as well as a host of other family and friends.

Services for Bobby D. Campbell will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the First Baptist Church in Sarcoxie, with Brother Sam Wilson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sarcoxie Schools music department in his memory in lieu of flowers.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie.

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