Earl L. Campbell

Published 6:24 pm Monday, July 13, 2020

Earl L. Campbell


Earl L. Campbell, 79, husband of Janice F. Troop Campbell of Harrodsburg, died Sunday July 5, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born March 12, 1941 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of late James and Blanche Duncan Campbell. 

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He was a graduate of Burgin High School and received a B.S. Degree from University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was a Veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Captain during the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Danville, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and choir member. 

Earl was a retired dairy farmer which he owned and operated for 35 years. He was an active member of Gideon’s International and Dairyman, Inc. He was a former Chairman of the Board for Southern States in Richmond, Virginia; Lake Village Water Board in Burgin and served on local boards of Farm Bureau. He also served as a Kids Hope Mentor at Woodlawn in Boyle County. Traveling, U.K. Sports, fishing and hunting were hobbies he enjoyed.

Survivors in addition to his wife of fifty seven years include: Two daughters: Cathy Campbell (Craig) Smith of Danville and Beth Campbell (Steve) Sterchi of Smiths Grove; two sons: Jim (Phyllis) Campbell of Danville and Clay (Lana) Campbell of Shelbyville; eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Mary E. Loane.

A Private Memorial Service with Military Rites was held at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Dr. Tim Mathis officiating. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 591, Danville, Ky 40423-0591.

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