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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
  • Obituary: DANNY CAMPBELL, Thompsonville

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  • Danny Campbell, 63, of Thompsonville died at 9:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
     
     
    Mr. Campbell was born on June 15, 1949 in Marion, IL the son of Barney Lee Campbell and Bertha Lee (Bench) Campbell. He married the former Raina Sue Porter on Feb. 28, 1985, and she survives.
     
     
    Danny was the former owner of C and C Guns and Ammo in Benton and was a retired auxiliary police officer with the Benton Police Department. He also worked as a coal miner, truck driver, mobile home park manager and at Southern Illinois Concrete in Mt. Vernon. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the U.M.W.A. and International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton and loved hunting, fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
     
     
    Surviving relatives include his wife, Raina Campbell, Thompsonville; three daughters, Dannie Lynn Overton, Mulkeytown, Brandy Roosevelt, Collinsville, and Dawn Gehner, Staunton; five grandsons, Jake Overton, Mulkeytown, Colten Gehner, Staunton, and Jimmy Kruta, Damon and Jerry Roosevelt, all of Collinsville; his mother, Bertha Campbell, Johnston City; three sisters, Barb Bozarth, Creal Springs, Linda Lewis, Johnston City, and Beverly Campbell, Casper, Wyo.; brother-in-law/son, Dwayne “Dino” Porter, Thompsonville; two sisters-in-law, Linda Stoker, Iuka, and Melynn Vasquez, Salem; several nieces and nephews; and his two dogs, Gunner and Gigi.
     
     
    Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his father and a grandson, Ean Michael Kruta.
     
     
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Sammy Simmons officiating.  Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery in Akin.
     
     
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or National Rifle Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
     
     
    Visit www.hobbsjohnson.com to sign the memorial guestbook.

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