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April 11, 2013

(11/18/1932 - 4/6/2013)

Leo V. Campbell, 80, of rural Memphis, Missouri passed away Saturday evening, April 6, 2013, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis. The son of Cleo Eugene and Lillie Maud Williams Campbell, he was born November 18, 1932 in Scotland County, Missouri.

On November 18, 1951 he was united in marriage to Doris Jean Foster and to this union six children were born. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He then returned home to Scotland County, where he was raised, to farm. He auctioneered for 36 years with Orton Campbell Auction Service as well as trucking for several years and later hauled the Amish Community around for over "forty years".

Leo was an avid mule and horse lover, especially his pair of mules, "Lucy and Ethel". He loved taking them to the local parade along with his dog, "Tillie". Nothing would make him happier than having a full load of grandchildren with him when he showed them off.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Bettie Phillips and Opal Brown, a daughter-in-law, Karen Leon and a grandson, Lucas Campbell.

He is survived by his wife Jean of the home, six children, Paul and his wife Cathy, Sharon and husband Dennis, Bob and friend Linda, Don and his wife Stephanie, Michael and his wife Terry, and Jim and his wife Joni; Grandchildren Lance Campbell (Allison), Lane Campbell (Jessica), Lucinda Bradley (Nate), Derek Bradley (Kendi), Michelle Holland (Bill), Jason Campbell, Kristi Groseclose (Ryan), Kristopher Campbell (Megan), Grant Campbell, Laney Campbell, Brooke Campbell, Courtney Campbell, Mathew Campbell, Kylie Campbell, fifteen great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Hospital or the Friendship Cemetery Association and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:30 with Brother Larry Smith and Brother Jack Sumption officiating. Pall Bearers were Lance Campbell, Jason Campbell, Grant Campbell, Lane Campbell, Derek Bradley, Mathew Campbell, and Kristopher Campbell. Honorary Pall Bearers were Bill Orton, Richard Webber, Bill Holland, Fred Yoder, Dennis Bradley, Devon Weaver, Larry Wiggins, William Troyer, Laverne Graber, and Dr. Neil Hoyal. Musician for the service was Lonnie Erwin.

Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery in Rural Scotland County Military Graveside Rites were provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie VFW Post #4958 of Memphis.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Payne Funeral Chapel of Memphis.

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Memphis MO 63555
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