Glenn Ivan (Curly) Campbell of Grants Pass passed away on Saturday August 26th at the age of 92 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.
He was born May 4, 1931 in Colbran, Colorado. He moved to Grants Pass with his family in 1937 or 1938. He had three siblings, Don, Chrystal, and Fern. He married Anna Elizabeth Macey on September 7, 1957 and they were married for 66 years.
He had three children whom he loved dearly, Lynette (Gaines), Karen (McGuire) and Kevin Kelly Campbell. He had three grandchildren Chris McGuire, Kyle Gaines, and Morgan Gaines. His great-grandchildren include Savanna, Elayna, Justin, Kamryn, Thorin and Saralynn.
He will be remembered by many from many of the different organizations he was associated with and by many from his past employment through the Josephine County Public Works and his National Guard and Army Reserves.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday September 23rd at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. After the service there will be a gathering at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in the Senior Dance Center / Photography Building.
Facebook tribute from Kyle Gaines, grandson:
We lost a good soul last Saturday. This has been very hard for me to post, because honestly, it was like losing my dad again. He was that important to me and taught me that much.
Glenn Ivan "Curly" Campbell.
May 4 1931~ Aug 26 2023. Aged 92 years
He married my grandma Anna Macy-Campbell Sep 7 1957 *66 YEARS*
He was born in Collbran Colorado, and the family moved out here to Grants Pass in 1937 or 38. They moved originally to the walnut orchard located at the current Ghallagers Farm on New Hope near the Applegate golf course.
He had three siblings Don, Chrystal, and Fern.
He had three children Lynette, Karen, and Kevin.
Grandkids Morgan, Chris, and Kyle.
Great Grandkids Savanna, Elayna, Justin, Saralynn, and Thorin. He loved them all.
He graduated GPHS sometime around 1951 and was offered a football scholarship to OIT in Klamath Falls of which he went 2 years. Sometime around this time, or maybe even in high school he got the nickname "Curly" which stuck with his his whole life, when someone from an opposing team grabbed his Curly hair after his helmet came off during play.
After that he joined the Oregon Army National Guard and while in worked for Josephine County as a learned on the job county surveyor. He also served in the Army Reserves and retired as a Master Seargent after 40 years!
His time with the county as a surveyor was at least the same 40 years.
He enjoyed being involved in clubs such as The American Legion, The Oddfellows, and the Audobon Society.
He also did a ton of work to help people like building wheelchair ramps, mowing laws, and cutting kindling or "pitchwood" for fire starters.
He was involved in both Boy and Girl scouts, taught Hunters Safety Courses, and loved Square dancing. He also enjoyed gardening.
One thing I will always remember is he always had time for everyone. He taught me how to shoot, and is a big reason I love a drive through the country, or just being in the woods.
He always had any tool you would ever need, and loved a good joke or story.
Doing Alright~ by Glenn Campbell
I'm doing alright for the shape I'm in,
My hairs turned grey, my skins gone thin.
My memory is gone, I can't remember where in the hell I've been.
But im doing alright for the shape I'm in.
He could always make you laugh.
Love you Grandpa. We are all gonna miss you.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Pacific time)
Hull & Hull Funeral Directors
After the service there will be a gathering at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in the Senior Dance Center / Photography Building.