He was born July 13, 1940, in Decatur, Ill., son of Oren O. and Dorothy McGlade Campbell. He and June Blaylock were married Oct. 26, 1963, in Carbondale, Ill.
Campbell was an account representative at the Southeast Missourian 17 years. He also worked at Boatmen's Bank and at Wal-Mart Supercenter.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of American Legion Post 63, past member of Rotary Club, coached Little League baseball and was a member of the Writers Club at Wal-Mart.
He attended Southern Illinois University.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Terry Campbell of Jackson, Bud Campbell of Marble Hill, Mo.; a brother, Bill Campbell of Decatur; two sisters, Judy Bagley of Decatur, Terri Napierski of Mt. Zion, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cape County Memorial Park, with Jerry Wilson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Missouri Honor Guard.