Claybern Campbell, 79, of Seymour, passed away peacefully after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Born May 31, 1936, in Bonnyman, Kentucky, he was the son of Charlie and Eliza McCune Campbell, both of whom preceded him in death. On Aug. 21, 1960, in Belpre, Ohio, he married Dora Lee Church.
Clay was a sergeant in the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. He was past commander and member of the honor guard of American Legion Post 89 and was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1925.
He had retired from Pantasote Industries after 32 years and then retired after another 10 years at Kieffer Paper Mill. Clay loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, but especially loved his grandkids and had a nickname for each one.
Other survivors beside his wife of 55 years include children, Kevin (Gail) Campbell of Austin, Keith (Lisa) Campbell of Brownstown, and Karen Campbell-Jones of Seymour; his stepmother, Rhoda Sellars; grandchildren, Jeff (Chandra Allman) Campbell, Lindsey (Ryan) Huddleston, Josh (Nichole) Campbell, Regan Campbell, Reid Campbell, Matt (Erin) Todd and Ashley (Derek) Gerth; great-grandchildren, Austin, Kamady, Rylin, Kyndle, Jalyn, Andy, Grayson, Ava Grace and Bella; brothers, Verdie (Wilma) Campbell and App “Buddy” (Delane) Campbell; and sisters, Edna Mae Combs, Lucille (Tommy) Parsons, Glenna Campbell, Pauline Campbell and Darlene Campbell.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerry Jones; siblings, Jack, Dean, his twin Clayton, Delphia, Edith, Evelyn and Martha Fay.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seymour Christian Church, 915 Kasting Road.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre at 311 Holiday Square Road and from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.
Burial will follow services at Riverview Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials can be made to Seymour Christian Church.
Friends can sign the guestbook or share messages with the family at woodlawnfamilyfuneral.com.