Glen Ivan Campbell, better known as “Goofball,” the son of the late Ivan and Leila Lynch Campbell was born February 6, 1953 in Thayer, Missouri and passed away May 17, 2012 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 59 years.
He was united in marriage August 9, 1973 in Alton, Missouri to Suzie Ann Rudd.
He was a truck driver most of his life and employed by Mill’s Feed and Trucking, McLane Transport, Whitten Trucking and Scott Lumber Company. After his retirement he enjoyed going to the fox pens and listening to his dogs run. Glen liked the farm life and had a passion for riding horses and teaching his grandkids to ride. Most of all he loved spending time and playing with the grandkids, from playing baseball, to egg fights, he enjoyed every minute he spent with them.
He is survived by his wife, Suzie Campbell of the home in Alton, Missouri; two special daughters, Vickie Simpson and special son-in-law, Keith of Alton, Missouri and Glenda Tate and special son-in-law, Nathan of Fort Drum, New York; a very special nephew he called, “my boy,” Alvin (Gene) Campbell and wife, Helen of Alton, Missouri; six very special grandchildren that were his world, Nathan Alan, Jennifer Denise and Toby Keith Simpson, all of Alton, Missouri, TaPanga Alyssa Chontre and Dylan Bryce Fettig of Fort Drum, New York and Logan Cooper Tate of Beebe, Arkansas; one brother, Ben Campbell and wife, Kathy of Alton, Missouri; three sisters, Fredda Hayward and husband, Melvin of Galena, Kansas, Anna Jean Morrison of West Plains, Missouri, Patti Gamblin and husband, Joe Dale of Alton, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Gloria Campbell of Alton, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Leila Campbell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orvil and Wilma Rudd; one brother, Dale Campbell; two brothers-in-law, Gary Rudd and J.B. Morrison; one sister-in-law, Diane Rudd; two nephews, Gary Eugene Rudd and Stephen Kinser and one niece, Christy Jo Gamblin.
He attended Riverton Baptist Church and was a member of the Alton Saddle Club.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will truly be missed by his family and his many friends.
Funeral Services for Glen Ivan Campbell will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 21, 2012 at Riverton Baptist Church east of Alton, Missouri. His body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 until service time.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Sunday evening, May 20, 2012 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Huddleston Cemetery, near Alton.