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Stephen M. Campbell, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 10 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro, he was a son of the late John F. and Doris Beam Campbell.
Steve graduated from Owensboro High School and the University of Kentucky.
Steve Campbell was an extraordinary person. While a student at the University of Kentucky pursuing a degree in geology, he participated in a school sponsored geology field trip in Colorado. On that trip he was involved in a tragic traffic accident which took the lives of two fellow students and resulted in his sustaining a traumatic head injury which altered forever the trajectory of his life. He remained independent and adventurous, with a broad range of interests. A faithful member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, he was part of The Settleites Sunday School Class, was actively involved in the church youth program, and volunteered with church projects at Camp Loucon in Grayson County. He loved music, performing in the church’s Sanctuary Choir and Bell Choir as well as with the Owensboro Symphony Chorus. He had also volunteered as a Pit Poppa with the Daviess County High School Band of Pride. A golfer, he particularly enjoyed rounds with his father, Jack. Steve’s interest in stamp collecting was vast, including membership in and participation with the American Philatelic Society. A member of the Evansville and Owensboro Area stamp clubs, he was also called upon to appraise private collections. His love of deep-sea fishing was highlighted by until recently holding the boat record for a blue fin tuna he caught off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey. He had served as a substitute teacher with the Owensboro Public Schools and volunteered with the Owensboro Museum of Science and History. A U.S. Army Veteran during the Viet Nam era, he graduated from the military’s language school and served in Panama.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of almost 42 years, Karen Mooney Campbell; his daughter Mia Campbell and her partner C.J. Jimenez; his brother John William Campbell and his wife Kathryn Robertson Campbell; his sister Jean Elizabeth Childers and her husband Don; along with eight niblings as well as several great-niblings.
The service for Stephen Campbell will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Mission Fund at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church or the Music Fund at Settle Memorial United Methodist Church.
Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.