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Eugene Campbell


Eugene “Gene” Campbell, 80, of Circleville, went to be with the Lord, peacefully with family by his side, on Feb. 5, 2016.

He was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Elizabethton, Tennessee, to Cameron and Edna Joe (Whitamore) Campbell.

Gene loved going to church and Bible School. He and his friends played music in churches. Gene played guitar and sang, some people said he sounded a lot like George Jones.

He was drafted in the Army and served for two years.

Gene worked for Kroger Bakery starting in Michigan, then Virginia and retired from Ohio after 45 years. He was one that couldn’t sit around, so he started working for Nicholas Square Apartments as ground maintenance. He worked for seven years and had to retire from having COPD.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill Campbell, Doris Wilson, Margaret Neal and Zella Walker; granddaughter, Tiffany Drewitt McNichols; and step-mother, Mildred Hensley Campbell.

Gene is survived by his wife, Brenda (Inge) Campbell; sons, Gene of Tennessee, Steven of Virginia and Jeffrey; daughter, Kathy (Robert) Haynes of Virginia; step-sons, Jim Blackmon Jr. of Virginia and John Unger of Virginia; step-daughters, Sharon O’Bryan of Rutland and Tracy Blackmon of Grove City; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Chad Blackmon that lived with him and he reared like a son.

He loved to fish, hunt, play guitar and sing. He was loved by many people and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday. Cremation will follow.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal