Glen Alan Campbell, 59, of Sparta, Ill., born December 16, 1955, in Red Bud, Ill., passed away, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Coulterville, Ill.
Glen worked as a coal miner for 35 years, and was a mine examiner at Gateway Mine. Glen was an avid camper and loved sitting around the campfire. He loved to ride his Harley and preferred the road less traveled. Glen loved to work in the garden. He loved to tinker and could fix anything. Glen could make something out of nothing and was known to the family as "MacGyver". Glen enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren. Glen was a published author and wrote the book "Little Billy and the Magical Hat". He was a past Lion's Club member and attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Ill.
Glen was a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. He would do anything for you. He made time for everyone. He would give you his last dollar if you needed it.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha, nee Buman, Campbell; his granddaughter, Leni Grace Campbell; a brother, Gary Campbell; and his father-in-law, Gene Wittenborn.
Surviving are his wife, Pam, nee Wittenborn, Campbell, whom he married on June 20, 2009, in Sparta, Ill.; his father, Lawrence (Gwen) Campbell of O'Fallon, Ill.; four sons, Brad (Brandi) Campbell of Herrin, Ill., Lance (Jennifer)
Campbell of Chester, Ill., Jake (Abby Sheets) Campbell of New Baden, Ill., and Josh Campbell of New Baden, Ill.; two daughters, Jennifer (Corey) Rheinecker of Sparta, Ill., and Brandy (Eric) Steely of Sparta, Ill.; a brother, Roger Campbell of Belleville, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Frances Wittenborn of Sparta, Ill.; six grandchildren, Allison and Sydney Rheinecker, Nate and Luke Campbell, Hunter Steely and Sophie Campbell; six sisters-in-law, Effie Campbell, Jeanne (Bob) Finley, Deb (Don) Lehman, Cathy (Stan) Hess, Laura (Joe) Deutschmann, and Becky Rhodes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials may be given to the Randolph County
Friends may sign the guestbook at: www.mcdanielfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sparta, Ill. Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery.
MCDANIEL & LEE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, Ltd., Sparta, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 3, 2015