Jerry Campbell, 69, of Eureka, Illinois, formerly of East Peoria, died at 3:45 am Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Jerry was born on February 10, 1950 in Wattensaw, Arkansas to the late Charles L. and Melba J. Wilson Campbell. He married Mary Crum on March 23, 1969 in East Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jerry L. Campbell, Jr. of Rapid City, Iowa and Jeff (Jeanie) Campbell of Eureka; grandchildren, Taylor and Lucas; and brother, Chuck (Jill) Campbell of Normal.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gladys Peters-Wehle.
Jerry graduated from East Peoria Community High School in 1969 and went on to work at Caterpillar for 31 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. After retiring, they moved to Arkansas where he loved tending to his horses.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, Illinois. Additional visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, November 25, 2019 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, Arkansas. A graveside service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Hickory Plains Cemetery in Hickory Plains, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jerry’s memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where condolences may also be made to the family. Arkansas arrangements by Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home. www.smithfamilycares.com
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