PARK HILLS — Raymond Dale “Butch” Campbell, 68, of Park Hills passed away October 13, 2012, at Yampa Valley, Colorado. He was born March 12, 1944, at Bonne Terre.
Preceded by: Parents, Ira M. Gladys (Warwick) Campbell; brothers, Randy and Alvin Campbell.
Survived by: Wife of 46 years, Charlene (Pashia) Campbell of Park Hills; daughter Shanette Miller and Geromy of Old Mines; son Ira Dale Campbell and Sheena Maria of Farmington; grandchildren, James Morgan, Brady Govero, Dillion Miller, Jeremy Campbell, Triston Campbell, and Teale McKinzie; brothers, Arthur Campbell and wife Janet, Terry Campbell and wife Arleen. David Campbell and wife Teresa, Gary Campbell and wife Kim; sisters, Charlene Waller, Barbara Huff and husband Jimmy, Linda Pearson; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
Retired from Winter Brothers Sand and Gravel Co. of 42 years as a heavy equipment operator but continued to work with family and friends for the past four years. The PGA has given the family and Butch great memories.
Wildlife didn’t stand a chance when Butch went into the woods and he loved being on the water. In the past on the weekends he was on the race track driving his sprint car that had three sets of wings, he believed since he has his pilot license he was going to fly his car off the track. There was always BBQ with family and friends with a lot of story telling, true or not. He loved when his kids’ friends would come over and drive the “Blue Bug” and motorcycle in the field. Elk was his favorite to hunt and when he was called Home he was hunting the “Big One” on top of the mountain that he had loved for many years.
He was also a member of the #513 Operators Union, member of the FAA for over 30 years, and was a veteran of the US Army.
Butch was a husband, grandfather, hunter, teacher, pilot, and friend. The sky was the limit for Butch because he did have his wings and he could fly.
Visitation will be at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Thursday. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home with sister Sandie Mocabee officiating. Burial will be at the St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery.