Owen L. Campbell


Owen L. Campbell, 88, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation in Franklin.

He was born March 19, 1929 in Owensboro, Kentucky to Lenard Lonzo Campbell and Emma Pearl (Baker) Campbell. He married Karen S. (Baker) Campbell on May 21, 1977 in Indianapolis; she survives.

He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.

He had been employed by Starks and Wetzel/Rath Meat Packing in Indianapolis for 30 years. He later was a driver for the American Red Cross in Indianapolis from 1990 until 1994.

He was a member of Fair Haven Christian Church in Franklin. He was also a member of the Hoosier Appaloosa Horse Club.

He enjoyed participating in rodeos in his younger days, trail riding, spending time with his horses and spending time at the lake.

Survivors include his wife, Karen S. (Baker) Campbell of Franklin; four children. Rodney L. Campbell (Karen) of Indianapolis, Deby C. Phillips (Terry) of Lizton, Randall L. Campbell (Diana) of Fishers and Donna C. Dunson (Lindsey) of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Ryan L. Campbell, Faith E D J Phillips, Vanessa Campbell and Owen R. Campbell; brother, Paul E. Campbell (Betty) of Williston, Florida, and a sister, Barbara F. Tate of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Patricia L. Campbell; two brothers, Otis W. Campbell and Allen Campbell, and three sisters, Ruby Clark, Elizabeth Yates and Hazel Rusher.

The Revs. Jeff Johnson and Dale Holzbauer will conduct a celebration of life service 1 p.m. on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at Fair Haven Christian Church, 1476 W. 300 South, Franklin, where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service time at the church. Military honors will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Allendale, 4605 S. Allendale Drive, Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.