Jacksonville Daily Progress
A life celebration service for Mr. Wilbert T. Campbell, age 77, of Jacksonville, will be at 11 a.m. Sat.July 27, at the Larissa CME Church in Larissa. Burial will follow at the Larissa Community Cemetery. Bishop Elliot Campbell, Pastor of the Rod of God Deliverance Church in Dallas, will officiate. Public Visitation will on Fri. July 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home, located at 307 N. Ragsdale St in Jacksonville.
“Buster”, as he was affectionately known, was born on April 15, 1936 in Jacksonville to the parentage of the late Ellis and Jannie Campbell. He received his education in Cherokee County and graduated from the Cuney High School. After completing his education, Mr. Campbell moved to North Texas and worked for the Capital Wire and Cable Company. Later he was employed with the J.W. Wells Elementary School in McKinney, where after many years of service, he retired and moved back home to Jacksonville, to work the family farm. Buster grew and sold various types of produce to many buyers in the Jacksonville area, and was a member of the Noonday Sweet Onion Growers Association, Inc. He excepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and was a member of the Larissa CME Church. On Sat., July 20, 2013, from the comfort of his home, Mr. Wilbert “Buster” Campbell, moved from a life of labor, to an eternal life of reward.
He is survived by: his wife Willie Mae Campbell of Jacksonville, daughters; Beverly Johnson of Houston, Demetia Rowland of Jacksonville, Brenda Forbus of Chula Vista, Calif. and Connie McKinney of Sherman, grandsons that he raised as sons, Courtney Green and Murry Dedrick, nephews; Charles and Elijah Freeman, brothers; Elliot Campbell and Harold Campbell both of Dallas, and Malcolm Campbell of Savanna, Ga., sisters; Laura Flemming of Phoenix, Arizona and Betty Elder of Houston, along with many other relatives and friends. The Campbell Family is under the Personal Care of the Cravens Funeral Home, located at 225 W. Brockett St in Sherman, TX (903) 893-6110, with professional assistance provided by the Williams Funeral Home in Jacksonville.