From Lincoln, Nebraska
Gene H. Campbell of Lincoln, NE, passed away on August 8, 2021. Gene was born in Nelson County, Virginia on August 27, 1937, to Russell and Virginia Campbell. Gene met his wife, E. Ruth Whited, while attending Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Gene and Ruth were to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary in September, 2021.
Gene spent his early career as a pharmaceutical representative for Lederle Laboratories. An opportunity to work for Motorola brought him to Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1972. Throughout his life, Gene loved to fish, was an avid tennis player; voracious reader and keen traveler.
Gene is survived by his wife, Ruth Campbell, his three daughters: Carol (Mike) Keenan, Castle Rock, CO; Lisa Jo (Don) Pollard, Omaha, NE; and Leslie (Dan) Levy, Lincoln NE; his six grandchildren Zachary, Jacob and Adam Pollard; Sarah Nester; William and Andrew Levy; three great granddaughters and a great grandson; brothers Calvin (Barbara) Campbell, Buchanan, VA; Robert Hatter, Blue Ridge, VA; and Billy (Jean) Hatter, Troutville, VA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed.
Gene is preceded in death by his father, Russell Campbell; mother Virginia (Campbell) Hatter; step-father Walter Hatter, brother Fredrick Campbell; and family friends Gaylord and Fern Nielsen and long-time friend Dr. P. Clayton Rivers.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel, First Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE.
Memorials may be sent to First Plymouth Church’s Music Ministry, Nebraska Public Media or the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries.
Private Interment – First Plymouth Church Columbarium.
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