GREENWOOD/REXVILLE: Glenn M. Campbell, 77, of State Route 248 passed away peacefully Wednesday morning (May 3, 2017) at his home surrounded by the comfort, care and love of his family after an extended illness.
Glen was born June 27, 1939 in Canisteo to the late Wiley and Myra (Porter) Campbell. On June 27, 1959 in West Jasper, he married the love of his life, the former Blanche Butler who survives and resides in Rexville.
Glenn lived most of his life in the Greenwood/Rexville area on the family farm that he and Blanche took over in 1970. He made his living throughout the Canisteo Valley and surrounding areas being employed for a period of time at the former Bush Auto Sales in Hornell, Corbin’s Wood Manufacturing of Hornell, Crowley’s Dairy of Arkport, DeWitt’s Cement Mixing in Pavilion and Hansen’s Equipment in Almond. He ended his employment years as a mechanic for the Steuben County Highway Dept. after 21 1/2 years, retiring in 2007.
Glenn’s other interests in farming, hunting, collecting John Deere memorabilia kept him busy during and after retirement.
Glenn was always a thoughtful neighbor, willing to give a helping hand when ever needed. His greatest joy was his family. Enjoying holidays and family Sunday dinners with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and enjoyed their company very much. His grandchildren, great grandchildren and kids in general always enjoyed his company and knew he had time for them. Those memories will last forever.
In addition to his wife Blanche, Glenn is survived by a son Merle (Dawn) Campbell of Rexville, four grandchildren: Jessica Campbell, Scott Campbell (Shannon McKenzie), Melody Bennett (Joe DeRosier) and Timothy Ronson, four great-grandchildren; Autumn and Dylan Harding, Logan DeRosier and Wesson Campbell. He is also survived by two sisters: Ruth (Earl) Huckins of Greenwood and Marie Fye of Williamsport, Pa., a brother Dale (Linda) Campbell of Avoca, and good friend Rick Harding as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by a brother Lloyd Campbell.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 29 East Main St. in Canisteo where funeral and committal services will take place Monday at 11:00 am with the Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery, Howard, NY.
Memorial contributions in Glenn’s name may be made to the Greenwood Vol Fire Dept. c/o Melissa Waters, 751 Andover St. Greenwood, NY 14839. Or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences and memories may be made through hpsmithandsonfuneralhome.com.