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1930 George 2024

George Warren Campbell

February 9, 1930 — April 19, 2024


George was born on February 9, 1930 in Anthony, Kansas. He was the son of Pastor Ruby Dyre Campbell and Grace Margurite Campbell. Growing up in a devout Christian environment, faith became the cornerstone of his existence. Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the National Guard in 1947 before embarking on his collegiate journey, attaining his Bachelor’s degree in Religion. He pursued further studies at Phillips Seminary and Brite Seminary, ultimately earning his master’s degree before completing his education with a Doctorate of Divinity from T.C.U.. George pastored at churches throughout the Midwest in Oklahoma and Nebraska, before settling with his family in the Kansas City area in 1983, where he continued ministering until his retirement from Hillside Christian Church in 1995. George was a man of many talents which included his passion for the arts. He played the piano, sang with the Metro Men’s Chorus and the Association of Disciple Musicians, and he enjoyed performing in community theater productions. He furthered his commitment to community outreach with his participation in the Lion’s Club, Shriner’s, the Masonic Lodge, as Coordinator of the Regional Disciple of Men and other various community programs. George’s favorite food was desserts! He relished in enjoying cookies, cakes, and pies with his loved ones; with the exception of the gooseberry pie, which he got to keep for himself.

George is preceded in death by his parents, late wife, Drewlynn Lance-Campbell; and grandson, Colin Badger.

He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Gail Shaw-Campbell; children, Karen (John) Campbell-Nelson, Clay (Laura) Campbell, Jennifer Campbell, Jonathan (Jennifer) Campbell, Matthew Campbell and Kristin Campbell; grandchildren, Emily Campbell, Garrett (Megan) Campbell, Sam (Becca) Campbell-Nelson, Katie (Russel Freeman) Campbell-Nelson, Charlotte Campbell, and Carter Campbell; great grandchildren, Jadyn Devine, Cooper Campbell, Dawson Campbell, Raylee Campbell, Ellie Campbell-Nelson, and Forrest Freeman; sister, Martha Kogle; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillside Christian Church on Saturday, May 11th, with visitation beginning at 10:00am, funeral service at 11:00am, followed by burial at Terrace Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are received for the memorial fund at Hillside Christian Church for the establishment of a permanent endowment fund in honor of George.

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