LeRoy (Lee) Campbell, 70 - February 03, 2012
LeRoy “Lee” Campbell, 70, of Holly Lake Ranch, TX, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home.
Memorial services will be conducted on April 15, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hawkins, TX, with the Rev. David Hicks officiating.
Keeping with his lifestyle of helping others, his body has been donated for medical study to Science Care facilities in the State of Colorado.
Campbell was the last child born to Wm. Robert and Naomi Campbell on April 15, 1941, at Delphos, KS.
He attended school at Delphos and Minneapolis, KS, then enlisted with the U.S. Army serving from 1960 to 1965 in Germany with the 2nd Armored Division “D” Company.
On May 28,1966, he was united in marriage to Janet Zeise of Redwood Falls, MN, by the Rev. Nina Anderson, her last official duty before retirement, at the United Methodist Church in Delphos.
During the first years of marriage, he worked construction putting up concrete grain elevators for the Borton Construction Company and moving 17 times in two and one-half years as each job was completed.
Campbell and his wife settled in Gothenburg where he was employed with the alfalfa dehydrating plants and D&D Feeding Company. During these years, the couple adopted their only son and also had a foster daughter.
In 1978, he and his family moved to Elkhart, KS, where he worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. They then moved to Sauk Center, MN, in 1980 where he worked with Emblom Brothers Construction prior to purchasing the Red Barn Resort and Campground, which they sold during a blizzard on his 50th birthday.
?He and his wife retired to the Valley of Texas for five weeks before becoming managers for several Sr. Cit. RV/MH including Palmdale Village in Los Fresno and three Wilder Corporation Parks—Alamo Rose, Park Place and Trophy Gardens. They were then general managers of Fun-N-Sun for MHC headquartered in Chicago, and ending up at Alamo Palms with The Hynes Group. His wife then became his full time caregiver at their retirement home at Holly Lake Ranch.
Campbell was preceded in death by: his parents, Robert and Naomi; brothers—Bobby Dean and Merlin Ray Campbell; half brothers—John and Harold Freeland.
Survivors include: his wife, Janet; his only sister, Mary Lou Pearl “Mrs. Bob: of Martinsburg, MO; in-laws—Ralph and Karen Zeise, Glenn and Ruth Zeise, all of Redwood Falls, MN, David and Kathy Zeise of Deer Creek, MN, Lloyd and Les Zeise of Hastings, MN, and Susan Zeise of Mesa, AZ; Goddaughters—Sara Jan Wahl of Walnut Grove, MN, and Elizabeth Ann Zeise of St. Louis Park, MN; nieces and nephews; special Hospice nurse, Kitty, and David and Carolyn Hicks.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church building fund, 229 E. Blackbrown St., Hawkins, TX 75765, and Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas, P.O. Box 5608, Longview, TX 75605.