Leo Alvin Campbell (PegLeg)
1936 - 2013
Leo Campbell, 77, of Boise, Idaho passed away September 8, 2013. Leo was born at home in Big Springs, Nebraska on January 13, 1936 to Alvin J. Campbell and Floy Eastman Campbell.
The family moved to Boise in April 1938. He attended school in Boise. In January 1955 Leo and two friends, Bill Groves and Bob Steider, joined the Navy with the All Idaho Company. They became known as the "Three Amigos." While stationed in Florida Leo was in a motorcycle accident and lost part of his leg which earned him the "PegLeg" nickname. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in September 1957. He returned to Boise where he met Carol Charon and after a three week courtship, they eloped to Winnemucca. They would have been married 56 years on September 30, 2013.
With much help and determination Leo was able to obtain his CDL License. He drove taxi, worked for Asphalt Paving, and Montgomery Trucking. He retired in 1999 from Eby Brothers Trucking.
Leo is survived by his wife, Carol, his daughter Linda (Wayne) Anderson, his son Dan (Terry), his grandchildren Amy (Mike), Crystal (Ryan), Shelby (Jeremy), Chelsey (Jason), and Jason, and his great-grandchildren Tyler, Jeremiah, Renae (Mike), Dannie, Avery, and Bentley. He is also survived by his sisters Beverly (Cary) Smith, Rogene (Ron) Evans, and his brother Rick (Penny) Campbell, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delpha and Bob VanKomen, nephew Rob VanKomen, brother Max Campbell, his in-laws Chris and Mabel Charon, and sister- and brother-law Verlain and Wayne Terrell.
Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Capital Care who lovingly cared for him.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Cloverdale Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, September 16, 2013 followed by internment at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Talking Book Service, Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 or
To share memories with the family please vist Leo's memorial webpage at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com