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TAHLEQUAH – Wesley “Wes” Campbell, age 84, of Welling, went home to be with the lord on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Tahlequah, Okla., surrounded by his family. Wes began life’s journey on Dec. 29, 1930, in Barber Community, the son of Charlie and Nancy (Fixin) Campbell. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at the Tahlequah Church of Christ with Brother Steve Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Barber Cemetery. Pallbearers include Marvin McCoy, Adam Thirsty Jr., Randall McCullough, David Moss, Fred Cameron, and Jerry Baker. Honorary pallbearers are Lonnie Herschel, Dewayne Thirsty, C.J. Cato, Preston Leonard, Chad Maugans, and Devyn Maugans. Wes spent his life in the Welling area with the love of his life, Nora Ellen (Sims) Campbell, whom he married on Feb. 8, 1955 in Wichita, Kan. Though they never had children of their own, Wes was especially proud of and loved his nieces, nephews, and cousins. Most of his career was spent working for Boeing Aircraft. As much as he liked working for Boeing, his most prized accomplishment was his yard. He kept his yard immaculate at all times. Many people would drive by just to admire the perfectly manicured grass and impeccable flower beds, as well as the array of dogwood trees in bloom, and of course usually a glimpse of Wes riding the mower he seemed to always be on. Wes enjoyed going to the lake for family cookouts, heading to the bowling alley, or helping out his church family that he loved so much. Though Wes has gone home to streets of gold and the most perfect yard he could ever imagine, he will be greatly missed by all his friends and family he leaves behind. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and three brothers, Waiter, Archie, and Billy Campbell. Those left to remember the joy he brought to this life by never meeting a stranger include, four brothers, Charles Campbell of Tahlequah, John Campbell of Welling, Darrel Campbell and wife Nancy of Davis, and Thomas Fixin and wife Jodie of Cookson; three sisters, Ollie Thornton and husband Jerry of Wichita, Kan., Letha Marris and husband Roy of Ardmore, and Mary Campbell of the home; as well as a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.
Published on  November 11, 2015
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