He was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Warsaw to Harry and Lucinda (Sample) Campbell. He entered in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 11, 1944, in Indianapolis; served during World War II. AMM 3c Homer W. Campbell was honorably discharged March 3, 1949, at Great Lakes, Ill. He married Janice Parson, Jan. 29, 1939, in Leesburg, Ind.
He was an electrician for Koontz-Wagner Electric Company for over 20, years retiring Jan. 1, 1982. He is a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, Ind.; a member of Warsaw Masonic Lodge #73, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Warsaw VFW; 61 year member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 153. Homer built their home in his spare time. His children recall going with him to Banty’s Hardware for ice cream and to Elden Pike’s gas station. He was a bee keeper at one time; while working for Wolford Electric he wired The Flag Pole Custard Stand in Warsaw. He and Janice enjoyed traveling together and visited the World’s Fair; drove to Alaska in their Ford pick-up truck/camper camping as they went; he was a CB radio operator with a base in the kitchen of their home; his handle was Watermelon Man.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife: Janice Campbell, Warsaw; two daughters: Sharilyn (James) Anthony, Clearwater, Fla.; Nancy Marks, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; a son: Daniel (Linda) Campbell, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two grandchildren: Kristi (Rick) Harding, San Diego, Calif.; Kimberly (Shawn) Patterson, Fort Wayne; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Lucinda Campbell; eight brothers; two sisters; and a grandson: Blake Stevens.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Thomas, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood. Burial will be at Harrison Center Cemetery, Etna Green. Military honors will be conducted by Warsaw’s American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126.
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 2439 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222.