In Loving Memory…

Gilbert R. Campbell

Gilbert Ray Campbell, 84, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City,

He was born on January 12, 1933, in the Green Ridge area, the son of Stirley Ray Campbell and Mabel Louise Butcher Campbell.

On December 1, 1962, in St. Joe, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Emma Dell Huskey.

Gil worked for 35 years at Bill Greer Ford, many of those years as sales manager. Selling was his passion. He gained many friends over the years with his ability to visit with anyone. He was very much a people person. He will be remembered as caring, fun loving, the life of the party, and for his laugh.

Gil was a member of the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club and was formerly a member of the Moose Lodge and the Shriners. He enjoyed life in general, but some of the things that brought him the greatest joy were fishing, hunting, playing cards, motorcycle riding, boating, archery, spending time at the lake, and watching bird dogs work. He also loved beating his grandkids at Monopoly.

He attended Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Emma, he is survived by three daughters, Carla Sue Henderson, of Otterville, Marla Gay Franklin, of Sedalia, and Lauren Alice Kennedy, of Liberty; eight grandchildren, Bryon Henderson (Casey), Brad Henderson (Valarie), Clint Henderson (Leslie), Chris Franklin (Michelle), Greg Franklin (Mayra), Kevin Franklin (Laura), Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sierra Kennedy; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Erma Alderman, of Sedalia; and a brother, William Campbell, of Green Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandchildren, Emma Lea Marie Franklin and Lucas Allen Franklin.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, with Gene Huskey, Doug Huskey, Jimmy Dale Huskey and Wayne Isgriggs officiating.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons.

Honorary bearers will be Steve Ritzo, Steve Pritzel, John Kozak, Greg Coufal, Bob Ramey and Ben Vanderlinden.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Center for Human Services.


  1. Annette bunch :

    Prayers for the family

  2. Kathi Johnson :

    I am sorry to hear about your dad Marla. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Lu Alice Real :

    Just a heart full of tears joy for what was, and love for Emma and family. We walked many miles together

  4. Shawna Ramey Shields :

    So very sorry to hear of Gills passing. He was a very sweet man. Prayers for comfort to you all.

  5. Sally Westerhold :

    So very sorry for your loss. Known him most of my life and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Prayers for family and friends good healing.

  6. April January Cooper :

    So sorry, Lauren. It’s been 14 years since losing my patents and I still miss them.
    I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Peggy Bereuter Ford :

    Lauren, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Wanda McKinzie :

    So sorry to hear about Gilly. We worked at Bill Greers for so many years that you naturally become family. Hugs and prayers to the family and friends.

  9. Theresa Bahner :

    Marla, I am sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. 💜

  10. Theresa Bahner :

    Marla, I am sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. 💜

  11. Our families crossed paths many ways – school, neighbors, etc. You have our deepest sympathy. Steve and Jan [Martin] Henson

  12. Kristi and kaleb wiser :

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. With much love to you all

  13. Jerry and Sherri Brosch :

    Prayers and hugs for the family at this sad time.

  14. I’m so sorry for ur loss my prayers are for everyone in the family ,,my condolences may god receive him in he’s hands and I will always be here for my sister mayra Frankie and my brother in law Greg franklin ,,love u guys and much respect ,,so so so sorry for the lost of this great man 😢😢😘😘

  15. Harold & Jean Ward :

    So sorry for your loss Emma. Gib will be greatly missed. Know that GOD will comfort you.

  16. Kathy and Charlie Stoner at Liberty Apts :

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    (I know Charlie will miss him a lot.

  17. Condolences to Gil’s family. So sorry to hear of his passing.

    Janey Gray

  18. Jack Cannon :

    My thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends, Its a hard time for all, may peace be with you during this trying time.

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