Larry E. Campbell, 74

Larry E. Campbell, 74, of rural Wabash, died at 11:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at his home. 

He was born April 17, 1941 in Wabash County, Indiana to Hugh D. and Rosea (Reed) Campbell.

Larry attended Noble High School.  He married Nancy Kratzer at the Roann Christian Church on Sept. 1, 1962. 

He retired from Chrysler in Kokomo, on May 31, 1997, after 30 years, and also owned and operated Campbell's Pumpkin Patch, in Wabash, 24 years.  After retirement, he worked on a golf course in Fort Pierce, Fla., where he and his wife wintered. 

Larry was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash.  He enjoyed golfing, gardening, camping, spending time watching the deer on his property, and vacationing on a houseboat with his family.  He was a huge Indiana University Basketball, Indianapolis Colts, and Notre Dame Football fan.  Larry had a great love of chocolate, which he shared with his mother. 

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Campbell and his mother, Rosea Campbell, both of Wabash; three children, Lisa (Mike) Dever of Windfall, Elizabeth (Michael) Sanders of Converse, and Chris (Debbie Boyles) Campbell of Kokomo; five grandchildren, Travis (Samantha) Harding and Lauren (Chris Dugdale) Dever, both of Windfall, Barkley (Karl) Klaiber of Syracuse, New York, Jessica (Nathan Campbell) Sanders and Kaleb Sanders, both of Converse, five great grandchildren, and two sisters, Joanna (Philip) Marsh and Judy Rhoades, both of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his father, and his brother, Stephen Campbell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds and Mike Dever officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 02