Olen K. Campbell

October 10, 1927October 13, 2013

Olen Kenneth Campbell, 86, passed away at his home, with his family at his side on October 13, 2013.He was born to Thomas Campbell and Gussie Harris on October 10, 1927 in Waverly, a young man he attended Robert E. Lee High School and then graduated from Bolles Military Academy in 1945, and joined the U. S. Navy. He was a long standing member of Riverside Baptist Church. Along with the love of his life, and his wife of 67 years, Sybil they owned and operated Olen’s Fine Shoes first in Five Points and later in Orange Park. He and Sybil retired to Keystone Heights in 1997, where he contributed to his community as President of the Lake Brooklyn Civic Association. Olen loved to spend time wood working and remodeling motor homes. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant son Thomas Eugene, and granddaughter Kelly Michelle Campbell. Olen is survived by his lovely wife Sybil Fowler Campbell, daughters Patty and Shirlee Campbell; sons Michael (Donna) Campbell; Stephen Campbell (Dr. David O’Dell); and grand daughter Sarah Campbell, grandsons Adam and Jason Campbell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jax. FL 32205. A private visitation will be held, Thursday October 17, 2013, followed by a Graveside Funeral service open to all friends and family starting at noon at Riverside Memorial Park. Following the committal service, the family will be providing fellowship in the Life Celebration facility at Hardage-Giddens.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Shirlee Campbell

October 18, 2013

You've always been the number one man in my life and you always will be. Words cannot express how much I already miss you. You've taught me to be strong. You've taught me how to love. As I've gotten older, I see so many of Papa's and your traits in myself. Obviously from both of you I have my intense love for animals. I have your sensitivity and sense of family. I'm proud to be "independent to a fault" because I know that comes from you. You will always have a special place in my heart Even now as I say "I love you, Dad", I can see your smile and hear you say "Right back at'cha". I miss you so.
Always your baby girl,

Jenny Colbourne

October 16, 2013

Shirlee & your Family,
I am thinking and praying for you in this time of loss. May the memories of your father help you through this tough time. If you need anything, please let me know.
Deepest Sympathies