Truman Boyd Campbell, the son of the late Hobert Roy and Ester Crews Campbell, was born in Puxico on Feb. 26, 1924, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the age of 79.
Mr. Campbell had lived in Puxico all his life. He had worked as an iron worker and over the road truck driver. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Puxico, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 7822 in Puxico, and a member of the Teamster's Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a deep sea diver on a sub tender.
On Sept. 28, 1946, he was married to Thelma Kitchen in Piggott, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Campbell of Puxico; two daughters, Donna Olmsted of Wappapello and Becky Folse of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Herman Campbell and Bucky Campbell, both of Puxico; one sister, Genevieve Williams of Aid; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by one daughter, Jacqueline Renee Campbell on Jan. 31, 1967.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. The V.F.W. will hold military services on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with the Rev. Wiley McGhee of Puxico and Rev. David Rusch of Poplar Bluff officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.