May 25, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Joe Daniel Campbell, 58, who died Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Kansas City Hospice Home in Kansas City, Mo. A graveside service, with his nephew Michael Moyer officiating, will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Paradise Cemetery in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to TATS of Lamar. They were a great service to Mr. Campbell while he lived in Lamar.

The family respectfully requests casual attire to the visitation and graveside services of either Royal or Chiefs shirts in his honor.

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Survivors include a brother, John Campbell and Rich, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Amy Janell Earl and husband Doug and Jane Ann Moyer and husband Jeff, Lamar; three nephews, Kevin Earl and wife Christy, Dustin Moyer and wife Mandy and Michael Moyer and wife Kara, all of Lamar; one niece, Karen (Earl) Wilterding and husband Leslie, Ft. Scott, Kan.; three great nephews, Isaiah Cleveland, Springfield and Thomas Moyer and Luke Moyer, Lamar; three great nieces, Erica Cleveland and Alexandria Cleveland, Springfield and Jovi Moyer, Lamar; two step great nephews, Kade Miller, Lamar and Jonah Wilterding, Ft. Scott, Kan. and one great step- niece, Olivia Wilterding, Ft. Scott, Kan.

Hewas preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Genora Campbell and a younger brother, Jeff Thomas Campbell, Jasper.

Mr. Campbell was born March 26, 1965, at McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage. He worked at O’Sullivan Industries, Jasper Products and Carthage Underground Storage for Schreiber Cheese. He was an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan, considering himself an armchair coach and quarterback during their respective seasons. His pride and joy was being a member of the Jasper High School 1A State Football Championship Team in 1979, defeating Hardin-Central by a score of 23-0 at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. He graduated with the class of 1983 from Jasper High School.

In his free time he loved to fish, travel and play sports before his illness prohibited it. He had a mind of his own and enjoyed riding his motorized wheelchair all over Lamar after being paralyzed at age 50 due to a genetic condition of Spinal Stenosis. He was seen many times riding up and down Hwy. 160, which caused much dismay to several citizens and resulted in many phone calls to his sisters. But he was not going to let his illness stop him from being out and about and around people.

Mr. Campbell was raised in the Jasper United Methodist Church. He proudly proclaimed his belief in God the Father Almighty and his son Jesus Christ who died for his sins to anybody who walked into his room, rather it be at the nursing home, hospital or hospice house. He would even take a handicap van from the nursing home to the local Walmart and proclaim his belief to other patrons within the store.

He asked that his service be a “Joe’s Gone to Heaven Party”.