Gerald E. "Jerry" Campbell

September 30, 1944April 3, 2021

GREEN VALLEY ~ Gerald Ellis “Jerry” Campbell, 76, of Green Valley, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at his home.

Born September 30, 1944 in Gilman to Ellis and Leona (Pence) Campbell, he married Velma Ruth Watson on July 5, 1968 in Delavan. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Greg (Kecia) Campbell of Richmond, Virginia, Keith Campbell and Jeremy Campbell, both of Green Valley; eleven grandchildren, Chelsey, Jordan, Kristin, Sonora, Trevor, Corinne, Kennedy, Bailey, Caralyn, Annalise and Griffin; one great-granddaughter, Asalynn Price; one sister, Sharon (Jerry) Hedrick of East Peoria and half-sister, Jane Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and one sister.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Jerry retired from Midwest Grain Products in Pekin, where he worked for more than 30 years.

His most important time in his life was spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved fishing on the Mackinaw River, woodworking and making knives with his son. Jerry enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, cooking & baking and watching old western movies.

A private memorial service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Judy Doyle will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the United States Navy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Black Horse Forge, 29 Utah Place, Suite 107, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

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Pamela Connell

April 12, 2021

Ruth and family: So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. May your memories give you strength in this difficult time.
Mike and Pam Connell

Sheryll Mairza

April 9, 2021

Dear Aunt Ruth and sons,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May the LORD bless you with His peace which surpasses all human understanding.
Blessings and condolences,
Sheryll (Campbell) Mairza & family

SHARON gerrietts

April 7, 2021

Prayers to all the family. I have lots of memories when our families lived in Green Valley and Jerry worked at Midwest when Larry did.

Britz Karen

April 5, 2021

Many prayers are with you at this most difficult time.