Rev. Thomas L. “Tom” Campbell of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Saturday, February 4, 1939 in Huzzah, Missouri to the union of William R. and Myrtle M. (Harper) Campbell. He left from this life on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at his home at the age of 82 years.
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Tom was united in marriage to Mildred Breakfield on January 26, 1958 in Shirley, Missouri and to this union eleven children were born Julie, Barb, Marie, James, Tim, Charlotte, Andrew, Becky, Dale, Peter, and Joshua.
Tom was an “ole time preacher man”, who for over 51 years loved preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion for scriptures and sharing the message of Christ brought him great joy! He was often found in conversation sharing his testimony and his vision for the ministry. He had a fervent desire to keep the church a place for families to experience the ‘Old paths” of scripture and learn to walk in them! It was this passion that would lead him to found ‘The Country Church’, in 2006. This little church was established in Leasburg, Missouri and will continue as a Christian Heritage for his children and the neighboring community for generations to come!
Tom honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for Chrysler, McDonnel Douglas, Pea Ridge Mine, and he would later retire from the University of Missouri – Rolla Power Plant, after 25 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and tractors, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his large, beautiful family. Together, he and Mildred were blessed with love and laughter in their home and around their table! The memories created will be unforgettable to their children and grandchildren who will always remember Tom’s love for them and the twinkle of laughter in his eyes.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents William R. and Myrtle M. (Harper) Campbell; two brothers Art Campbell and Robert and wife Aurelia Campbell; one sister Shirley and husband Clyde Hardin; two daughters-in-law Karen Campbell and Arlena Campbell; two grandchildren Amy Lynn DeClue and Jonathan Davis; one great-grandchild Honor Bridgeman; three brothers-in-law Lindell Carter, Richard Smith, and Dock Russell.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of sixty-three years Mildred (Breakfield) Campbell of Leasburg; eleven children Julie and husband Dan Gargus of Leasburg, Barb and husband Bill Bridgeman of Sullivan, Marie and husband Larry Whittaker of Union, James and wife Deanna Campbell of Sullivan, Tim and wife Rhonda Campbell of Leslie, Charlotte and husband David Gargus of Bourbon, Andrew and wife Marsha Campbell of Cuba, Becky and husband Michael Davis of Cuba, Dale Campbell of St. Clair, Peter “Greg” and wife Janey Campbell of Bourbon, Joshua and wife Megan Campbell of Bourbon; one brother Albert Campbell of Irondale; three sisters Gladys Carter, Hazel Smith and Loretta Russel all of Potosi; one sister-in-law Ilene Campbell of Potosi; twenty-two grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God Church 951 Elmont Road, Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor David Gargus, officiating.
Full military honors will conclude the service.
As per his wishes, Tom will be cremated following the visitation and funeral service.
If desired, memorials would be appreciated to The Country Church 48 Hollingshead Road Leasburg, Missouri 65535.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Campbell family.