Colin Clifton Campbell, 80, a Northland resident in Kansas City, MO and longtime member of the Parkville Rotary Club passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at the home of his daughter and caregiver, Lorie. He was born December 27, 1931 to Elmer Clifton and Olive Bernice Campbell in East St. Louis, IL. Colin graduated from Parkville High School in 1951 and was drafted in the United States Army on February 22, 1952. He served in Fort Knox, KY, Birmingham, GA, Fort Lee VA, and Fort Campbell, KY. He received his Honorable Discharge in 1954. Following high school he married his high school sweetheart Marilee Malott on December 28, 1952. She passed away on May 11, 1994.
Colin was first employed at 7-Up Co. from 1955 – 1962 and then worked at Miller-Campbell Auto Sales from 1962- 1967. Colin went into the Insurance business at Prudential from 1967- 1968. He became his own agent with Farmers Insurance Group in 1968 and retired in 1995.
Colin and Marilee became very active in The Arc, an organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to help with their twin daughters and other mentally handicapped citizens. They started the group home so that those citizens could live as much of an independent life as possible.
He was a member of Parkville Presbyterian Church where he also served as a Deacon and Elder. Colin believed in serving his community. He joined the Parkville Rotary Club in 1970 where he served a term as President and was District Governor in 1981-82. He had a perfect attendance record for over 41 years. He was very proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow and had helped many others receive this honor.
Colin had a passion for antique cars and his farm in Edgerton, MO. He purchased the farm in 1988, so that he would always have something to do.
Colin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilee Campbell; his parents, Elmer Clifton and Olive B. Campbell; his son, Curtis Clifton Campbell. Survivors include his daughters, Lorie B. Heavner of Kansas City, MO and Coleen V. Noble and husband, Donald R. Noble of Parkville, MO, twin daughters, Marcia J. Campbell of Parkville, MO and Marsha E. Campbell of Higginsville, MO; five grandchildren: Joshua A. Heavner, Amanda B. Heavner, Alexandra M. Heavner, Devin R. Noble and Jacob D. Noble; and a sister, Marney Miller of Parkville, MO. The family would like to thank the staff at NorthCare Hospice for the loving care they showed Colin during his illness.
A funeral service celebrating Colin’s life will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. A graveside service and military honors will follow at East Slope Cemetery in Riverside, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Clay and Platte Counties, Inc. and left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Colin and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.