Eugene G. Campbell, age 80, of Mill Village, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Marquette Hospice House in Meadville. Born January 4, 1935 in Union City, he was one of 14 children of the late Paul L. and Olive Irene Barber Campbell. He married Claudia L. Stone on February 22, 1957.
Gene got his start with employment at Paul and Jim Skelton Farms in Edinboro and worked there until he established E.G. Campbell Trucking around 1960. He continued as owner/operator for 50 years until his retirement in 2010. During those years, Gene also hauled potatoes to chip plants and especially enjoyed those relationships he made. He held a good reputation for his driving skills and was known to be able to park a truck anywhere.
Gene enjoyed life by hunting and fishing with his family and watching his family be involved with sports. After retiring, he spent many hours rebuilding a John Deere tractor. He attended the Union City Alliance Church and will be remembered as a devoted husband and father who supported his family in any way possible.
In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by four brothers- Lewis, Jack, Frank, and Art Campbell; and a sister, Ann Mickle.
Family survivors include his wife, Claudia L. Stone Campbell; six children- Lawrence Campbell of Waterford, Lorraine Campbell of Mill Village, Woodrow Campbell and wife Darlene of Erie, Wynita Campbell of Mill Village, Gwendolyn Campbell of Mill Village, and Rachel Yomes and husband David of Ft. Belvoir, VA; also, 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. His siblings include- Marie Helmbreck, Jenny Echols, and Lawrence, Paul R. “Buster” (Bev), Bob, George, Bill, and Jerry Campbell.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Tom Hunsberger and Rev. Doug Stone. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Marquette Hospice House, Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335.