Elijah Owen Campbell of Berryville, Arkansas was born December 4, 1941 in Kingston, Arkansas to Delmer Linzo Campbell and Mildred Maxine (Ross) Campbell. Owen passed away December 23, 2020 in Fayetteville at the age of 79.
Owen is survived by his wife of 59 years Velma Ree (Warren) Campbell; six sons: Warren, O.G., Bowen, Justin, Aaron, and Logan; six daughters: Lauren “Cissi” Lampier, Kristin Campbell, Shannon Davis, Autumn Gutierrez, Rain Star Harrington, and Bethen Mist Campbell; thirty-three grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; along with an aunt, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Delmer and Maxine Campbell; grandparents E.B. and Sephronia Campbell; grandparents Fred and Gladys Ross; brother Ray Harvey; sister Ruby (Campbell) Gowen; and daughter Donna Marie Satterwhite.
Owen attended grade school in Kingston before entering the workforce. He worked in Missouri as a tree trimmer among many other trades and raced cars at the old Hillsboro track and speed levall in Desoto. Owen retired as a machinist from Brass Craft Western of Lancaster, Texas after over twenty-five years of employment. He was known by coworkers and friends as kind, hardworking, and never knew a stranger. After retiring, he volunteered at Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of Berryville and mowed lawns for the elderly. Owen was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Lodge of Kingston and Berryville and a member of First United Methodist Church of Berryville. He and his wife fostered over seventy children together and adopted nine. After they were grown, he would take local kids deer hunting or fishing at George’s pond. He was known for his kindness, generosity, strength, and faith and was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.
Visitation for Owen will be 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Upper Campground Cemetery in Kingston with C.W. Warren officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.