David Wayne Campbell, 72, passed away on November 14, 2023, at his home. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on May 9, 1951, son of Jack and Josephine Campbell.
David was a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School where he excelled in music. He was a gifted piano player as well as trumpet and baritone player in high school and college. David attended Missouri Southern State College where he studied music and played baritone in the band. During the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a communication specialist in Hawaii and Greece, as well as in the U.S.
After the war, David worked as a salesman for Signal-Stat in Memphis, Tennessee, and as a paramedic in Southwest Missouri for nearly 30 years. He was retired for a number of years and recently earned his bachelor’s degree in theology from Gulf Coast Seminary.
David always said, “The greatest gift my mother and father gave me was a Christian home and a love for the piano that lasted enriched my whole life.”
David is survived by his mother, Josephine Campbell; his brothers, Doug (Mildred) and Darrel (Pamela); his sons, Zachery Campbell and Quinn Campbell; and two daughters, Kimberly Alexander and Jessica Campbell. David was also proud to be blessed with 10 grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his father, Jack Campbell; infant daughter, Brittany; and nephew, Casey Campbell.
An informal visitation, for family and friends, was held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Keen Bean in Mt. Vernon.
A simple graveside service under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery located in Springfield, Missouri with Charles Graham officiating.
In lieu of flowers or tree planting, donations may be sent to the Campbell children (Zac Campbell) or to Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.


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