Paul Daniel Campbell
January 15, 1943 – June 3, 2020
Paul Daniel Campbell, 77, of Grandview, Missouri departed from this earth on June 3, 2020 of natural causes. He was born in Miller, Missouri. Paul proudly served in the United States Marine Corps form 1960 to 1981. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, is a Purple Heart recipient and was honorably discharged. After retiring from the Corps he mastered his favorite hobby of locksmithing for 25 years with Jim's Locksmith. When he finally retired he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, working on his craftsmanship of building things and, most of all, spoiling his pets.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Rose, his wife Chiyoko and his uncle-father figure James Melter. He is survived by his three children Junichi "Jay" (Tammy Darling), John (Lyn) and Sandra (Jerry Salazar). Grandchildren (Junichi) Justine F. (Tim England), Phillip D. (Eva Rasmussen), Lauryn N. (Austin Shipley) and (John) John Christopher. Great-grandchildren Blake W. Shipley, Amasa J. Campbell and two on the way. Paul's four-legged grandchildren (Sandra) Max, Cain, Nose, Rusty, and Jake. Aunt-mother figure Ruth Melter; brothers Chuck, Ron, Joe and sister Barbara.
Friends will always remember him as the "gentle giant". He was a great family man, and a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
A drive-thru Visitation will be from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, June 13 at the McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd. Kansas City, Missouri 64145 .
Inurnment with military honors ceremony will be held at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery, at which time he and Momma will be together forever.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society in Paul's name.
- The Humane Society
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Public drive-thru visitation
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Paul Daniel Campbell
June 12, 2020
Sandra I remember going to lunch with your dad. He was great! Always made me feel so welcome and treated me like I was part of your family. I will miss him. He was a great guy! Great picture of him.
June 9, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Paul’s family. We met Paul and his family in the 70’s and shared so many wonderful family times together. Paul’s living room was the almost nightly gathering spot to eat great food and share great stories with friends. Our family was blessed to have his family in our life. Memories we will have and love forever. Thank you Paul. Gary and Kiyomi.