Benny Max Campbell, 87, of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was born on February 23, 1932 in Lebanon, a son of the late Ralph and Mabel (Breedlove) Campbell.
He was a 1950 graduate of Lebanon High School. Following school, he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
On November 25, 1956, he was married to Madonna Ruth (Quellhorst) Campbell at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Lebanon; she survives and they had shared 62 wonderful years together.
Benny worked as a mail carrier for the Lebanon Post Office for more than 30 years before retiring in 1988. In addition, he delivered the Lebanon Reporter and Indianapolis Star for many years. He would buy bags of candy and share with all the children he would see along his route. During retirement, Benny served as a custodian and caretaker at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, VFW and the American Legion all of Lebanon.
Benny was a kind and caring man, a good friend to many, and lived life to the fullest. You could always find him at the grandkids’ school or sporting events. He was an avid sports fan – enjoying everything from golf to fishing, but his greatest joy was his family.
Wife: Madonna Campbell – Lebanon
Valerie (Jim) French – Thorntown
David (Lan) Campbell -Lebanon
Mary (Sam) Myers – Lebanon
Randy (Amy) Campbell – Lebanon
Teresa (John) Hemmerle – Lebanon
Daughter-In-Law: Julie (Jeff) Campbell-Toole -Lebanon
Clayton Campbell -Lebanon
Collin Campbell -Lebanon
Lauren (Blade) Lasley -Lebanon
Caleb Myers -Lebanon
Trevor Myers -Lebanon
Eli Myers -Lebanon
Michael Hemmerle -Lebanon
Megan Hemmerle -Lebanon
Max Campbell -Lebanon
Maddie Campbell -Lebanon
Camren Toole -Lebanon
Carson Toole -Lebanon
Caden Toole – Lebanon
Great Grandson: Brammer Lasley -Lebanon
Sister: Shirley Tomb –Sun City, Arizona
In addition to his parents, Benny was preceded in death by a son, Robert P. Campbell; a sister, Alice Hawkins; his brother, Rex Campbell; brothers-in-law, Larry Tomb and Robert “Bob” Hawkins; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Campbell.
The Rosary will begin at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019, with visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Indiana.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 319 East South Street, in Lebanon. Interment with military rites will follow services at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 319 East South Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052.