Ray Allen Campbell

Ray Allen Campbell, 66, died Tuesday, June 29, at Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia after a long illness.

He was born April 3, 1944, in Huggins, son of Louis Emmett and Helen Coffman Campbell.

He was known as “Soupy” and “Cowboy.” He grew up in the Bucyrus area and attended Houston High School before enlisting in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Lions Club International for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, storm cleanup and working cattle. He loved to chase chickens with children.

He loved being around family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and special friend and cousin, Paul “Bear” Campbell.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda of Bucyrus, 11 children, Della Keith, Gayle Lamb, Tona Campbell and Kris Campbell of Oklahoma, Eric Hathaway of Virginia, Johnny Hathaway of Iowa, Misti Garner of Idaho; Kenny Cox and Misty Jeffry-Traver of Willow Springs and Dusty Jones and Keisha Kimrey of Houston; four brothers, Danny Campbell and James Campbell of Bucyrus, William Campbell of Kenosha, Wisc., and Larry Campbell of Harrah, Okla.; four sisters, Mary Breedlove of Bucyrus, Kathy Pittman of Houston; Brenda Lackey of Magnolia, Texas, and Patsy Boyer of Choctaw, Okla.; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services were Friday, July 2, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Jackie Cooper officiating. Burial with full military honor was in Hickory Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ray Campbell Memorial Fund in care of Evans Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

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