Ervin E. Campbell, 88, of Marshall, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Dave Huck officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial with military rites will be held in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Saline Animal League in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Online condolences may be made to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 31, 1919, in Appleton City, he was the son of the late John Franklin Campbell and Willie Maude Whitfield Campbell. He was a 1938 graduate of Urich High School. On Dec. 4, 1940, he married Evelyn M. Woirhaye, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1988, moving from El Dorado Springs. He worked as a clerk for M.K. & T. Railroad for 16 years and then as a dispatcher for KAMO Electric in El Dorado Springs for 23 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post in El Dorado Springs for many years. He then transferred his membership to Malta Bend American Legion Post 558 and was a member of the VFW. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church since moving to Marshall. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed traveling with his wife.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Diehm and her husband, David, of Marshall; one grandson, Mike Diehm of Marshall; one granddaughter, Karen Maupin of Marshall; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Ella Mae Prewitt of Lee's Summit; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in infancy.
Additional information provided per family recompense.