Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell, 85, of Gillespie died at his residence Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6:30 a.m. He was born June 12, 1934, in Gillespie to John Campbell and Mary Campbell.

He married Catherine Elizabeth (Skelton) Campbell. She preceded him in death  April 7, 2019. He was a plasterer and an engineer at School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army after having been a paratrooper. Thomas was in the Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed cards, fishing, gardening and fastpitch softball.

He is survived by his children, Gaye Lynn (James) Suhling of Gillespie; Candice Kay Anschutz of Girard; Lee Ann Caruso of Springfield; Suzanne Gail Campbell of Gillespie; Shannon Elizabeth (Jason) Tesio of Gillespie; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, daughter, Heather Stayton and son-in-law, Larry Hays.

Due to COVID-19, private services will be held with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie,  is in charge of the arrangements.