Funeral service for Leland Nolan Campbell, 96, of Beaumont, formerly of Emblem, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery with members of the 2017 Sulphur Springs High School football team, Jessy Darrow, Gideon Gregory, Logan Pierce, Richard Green, Easton Silman, and Mason Cleveland serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to service time.
Leland passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at Pelican Bay Assisted Living in Beaumont.
He was born September 28, 1920, in the Emblem Community, the son of Andrew Henry and Marie Chapman Campbell. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1939 when they won the Bi-district Championship in football. He also lettered in basketball and track. He later joined the United States Navy and served in WWII.
He married ImoLee Gardner August 17, 1940, in Sulphur Springs. She preceded him in death on November 18, 2009. He owned and operated Campbell Food Store in Beaumont for many years. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church and volunteered for many years with others in the congregation at the Some Other Place Mission in Beaumont.
He is survived by son, Nolan Wayne Campbell and wife Sybil of Kissimmee, FL; daughter, Darla Duplecion and husband Blaine of Sour Lake; sisters, Helen Black of Tyler, Melba Adams of Hitchcock, Frances Daniels and husband Billy of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Cynthia Mantia and husband Michael of California, Liza Hickey and husband Bill of Illinois, Leah McIntosh and husband Keith of Sour Lake; great-grandchildren, Heather and Derek Campbell, Claire and Cade McIntosh; sister-in-law, Oretha Campbell Isaac.
In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene Campbell and wife Bonnie, Aubrey “Riley” Henry Campbell; sisters, Polly Jones and husband Melvin, JoAnn Lindley and husband Harold.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.
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