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Sammy Ray Campbell

Sammy Ray Campbell Sammy R. Campbell, age 85, of Manhattan, died June 10, 2021, at Wellsprings of Westmoreland.

He was born June 7, 1936, in Keats, Kansas, the son of Samuel and Margaret (Conwell) Campbell. Sammy graduated from Olsburg High School in 1954.

Mr. Campbell served in the United States Navy from October 1954 to October 1958 as an EN2. He then served for four years in the Navy Reserves.

Sammy worked for Brewer’s Motor’s as a mechanic and then at Kansas State University before working at Fort Riley Federal Civil Service as the Boiler Plant Operator at the hospital.

He was a member of the Yard Art Classic Car Club, Tuttle Creek Trap Park, American Post # 17 in Manhattan and the Wagon Wheel Whirlers Square Dance Club. He also enjoyed camping, trap shooting, hunting, and loved to tinker in his garage.

On July 22, 1956, in Westmoreland, he was married to Donna L. Simon. Mrs. Campbell survives of the home. Additional survivors include their daughter Reneé Adolph and her husband Alan of Manhattan; two grandchildren: Dillon Adolph and Bailey Mixon and her husband Martin; and one great-granddaughter Ainsley Kate Mixon.

Sammy was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jeffrey on December 5, 2019; and by five siblings: Olive “Joy” Simmons, Doris McGrath, Adele Hogan, Keith and Walter “Loren” Campbell.

Private family graveside services will be at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Friday, June 18th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wellspring of Westmoreland. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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