Larry Dean Campbell, 76, of Coffeyville passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at his home.
He was born on November 18, 1946, in Coffeyville to Ivan and Betty (Winters) Campbell. Larry grew up and attended school in the South Coffeyville area graduating Lenapah High School in Lenapah, Oklahoma.
Larry was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
He married Charlotte Main and they had two daughters, Becky and Tracy, and a bonus daughter Jeannette, they later divorced.
Larry married Sherry Brundige and they had two children, Cristal and David. Sherry peceded him in death in 2000 after 30 years of marriage.
He then married Bertha Davis and gained a bonus family, spending the last 19 years together.
Larry spent years honing his craft as a machinist, working at Rockwell International in Tulsa and Jensen Brothers, Jencast in Coffeyville. He spent a short period of time in Tucson, before returning to his beloved hometown of Coffeyville to continue his career at American Insulated Wire, where he stayed until his retirement. His creativity found another outlet in woodworking, where he crafted pieces that were both functional and beautiful. Beyond his work, Larry found joy in his hobbies, playing the drums and bass guitar for several bands including Bandelaro, Wally Beech's Silver Eagle Band, The Churchmen, and Back Roads Band for a total of 38 years. This creative side of Larry is a testament to his multifaceted personality, a man who could create intricate mechanical components by day and soul-stirring music by night.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Campbell, his daughters, Becky (DavId) Meek, Tracy Gordon, Cristal Campbell, Jeannette (Scott) Calvert and his son, David (Heather) Campbell. His life was further graced by his bonus children, Valerie (Randy)Smith, Crystal (Brandon) Grundy, and Tandra (Eric) Wolf, Sarah Tosh (Daniel Thimmes) and Abby Tosh (Thomas Tevebaugh). His brother, Jerry (Jamie) Campbell, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Betty Campbell, and his wife, Sherry. His legacy will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched and the values he instilled in his loved ones.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
As we remember Larry, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos of him to the memorial page. Your personal stories and images will serve as a tribute to Larry's life and allow us to collectively celebrate a remarkable man who will be greatly missed.