John Campbell

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John Campbell, 75, of Belleville, IL, born June 22, 1947, in DuQuoin, IL, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at his residence.

John attended grade schools at Jefferson Barracks and in Belleville. He graduated from Pinckneyville High School in 1965. After high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served from 1965 – 1969. He then attended Belleville Area College and graduated with a degree in Data Processing in 1971. John worked as a data processing accountant and later as company accountant for Callison Wholesale Liquor Company and retired in 1992.

He was an active member of Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis and participated in numerous church activities and served on the Board of Directors as finance chairman. John was active in many AA groups especially the Steps Alano Club. He was a solid mainstay who touched many, many lives, providing a great example of the 12-step recovery. John recently celebrated his 40th year of sobriety. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and watching Cub games was his most enjoyable pastime. He forever cherished their 2016 World Series Championship! He was an avid movie watcher and enjoyed traveling. John was an admired and loving uncle to Kim and John, and a loyal friend who delighted in meeting friends for lunch and conversing with them.  Most important, he was a devoted son, always keeping his mother upmost in his heart and soul.

He was preceded in death by his father, Udell Campbell; his grandparents, John and Clara Feddersen; special friends, Richard Barber and Hal Scheppner; cousins, and numerous close friends.

He is survived by his mother, Helen, nee Caupert, Campbell of Lebanon IL; a brother, Bob (Pam) of Lavista, NE;  niece, Kim (Greg) Moore and great niece, Amelia Moore, of Lavista, NE; nephew, John (Molly) Campbell, and great nephews, Jack and Warren, and great-niece A’Miyah Campbell of Hollywood Park, TX; a half-sister, Carol (Dave) Trusty, of Elma, WA, and her children and grandchildren; and a special friend, Barb Barber, of Swansea, IL.

Memorials may be made to Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis or Steps Alano Club. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.



8 Comments on John Campbell

Patrick Swierczek said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2022 at 11:02 PM

John was one of the kindest and most giving souls I have ever met. Heaven definitely gained an Angel. Sending my love to the family.

  • Palm Springs
  • CA
John T Montgomery said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2022 at 4:43 PM

Thank you, God, for such a precious gift as John.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Rschel said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2022 at 11:30 AM

I met John thru Ed while working at Cambridge house John was a very kind man I seen how kind he was with his mother. When his mom was in the nursing home my husband was there and John stopped by to visit and it was very much appreciated John will be missed

  • Cherokee village
  • AR
Jim C. said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2022 at 10:17 AM

Thanks for being in my life and such a positive example to/for so many of us --- not to be forgotten.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Kathy S. said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2022 at 4:06 PM

My Condolences to the family of John. John was a kind loyal friend who would do anything for you. Rest In Peace my friend you are no longer here but you will always be in my heart. Heaven has received an angel . Kathy S.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gordon Anderson said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2022 at 2:21 PM

You're support and strength will be missed by many. Thank you for the years of friendship.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Keith G McDonnell said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2022 at 7:55 AM

Good bye, dear John. Your bright, broad smile was a blessing every time we met. Till we meet again...

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Larry M said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2022 at 10:30 PM

Warm wishes from another friend of Bill W. to a lovely man and a dear friend. You will be missed but remembered.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO

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