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Dincel Orlean “Doc” Campbell
1922-2017

Dincel Orlean “Doc” Campbell, 95, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.
He was born July 25, 1922, in a log cabin in Morgan County, MO delivered by his Aunt Grace. When you ask him where, he’d say “Nowhere” as it didn’t really have a name. He was born to Orley Monroe and Lola Mae (Silvey) Campbell.
Doc married the love of his life Luella Mae Herd September 9, 1951.
As a young man Doc moved from Versailles, MO to Kansas City, MO and worked at a chili company. He was drafted into the Army where he became a Sergeant Cook for his troops and cooked for the Army officers when he was overseas. Doc served in WWII and the Korean War. He also earned his GED while in the service. After leaving active duty, he served in the National Guard for 2 years.
He was of the Christian Pentecostal Faith and a lifelong member of the Church of God. Doc was a Sunday school teacher, and helped with the church anyway he could. He remodeled the church by himself. He loved playing his guitar for services.
Doc went to work at Neighbor House as a butcher for a year and then to Seitz Meat Packing Company where he retired after 37 years.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was an avid guitar player; he played his guitar with the church gospel choir and never missed a Tuesday night jam session at Clarence Miller’s Studio. Doc played the guitar up into his 80’s. He also enjoyed working outdoors in his garden, especially growing his own popcorn, woodworking and watching the Royals
The family would like to say a huge Thank You to Dr. Schwabe for giving us extra years with our dad.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Denzel; sister, Cloetta; brother, Eugene (Lois) Campbell; sister, Maxine (LeRoy) Campbell.
Survivors include wife of 66 years, Luella; sons, Darrell Campbell, Dennis Campbell (Susan); daughters, Jeanna Engle (Paul), Janna Ulrich (Mike); nine grandchildren, Steve Campbell (Ronda), Lindsey Barnett (Edward), Nathan Blair, Sean Cowman (Erica), Jennifer Peery (Bret), Joshua Elliott, Dakota Engle, Ashtin Ulrich, Colton Ulrich; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Kady Campbell, Braxton and Brooklyn Barnett, Madison Cowman, Brooke McCloud, Raegan Cowman, Emily and Leah Blair, Karli and Brycen Peery, Acen and Gabriel Ulrich; and a very special Aunt Gertrude; and many loved nieces and nephews.


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Visitation

Friday

6

Oct

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Service

Saturday

7

Oct

3:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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Location

Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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