Phyllis was born in Pulaski County on October 17th, 1934 to Roscoe and Goldie Huff Pierce. Phyllis passed away on July 23rd, 2023, making her 88 years old.
Phyllis graduated from Nancy High School in May 1950 and on July 29th 1950 Phyllis married Royce Campbell. Together, they were blessed with two wonderful sons.
Phyllis was saved at an early age and joined Bradley’s Pleasure Baptist Church where she taught the Junior Sunday School class and loved to sing in the choir. Phyllis was a faithful member of the church for many years.
Phyllis and her husband, Royce, started Campbell Trucking in 1971 with one dump truck- growing the business to include over the road trucks and local trucks. As Royce built the trucking business, Phyllis worked at Palm Beach sewing factory for the better part of twenty years- missing only one day to attend her own mother’s funeral. Phyllis was active in the family business until 2022, working alongside her sons and grandson. Phyllis and Royce built their business on the principles of honesty, frugality and hard work and that is why Campbell Trucking is a successful business 52 years later.
Phyllis leaves to cherish her memory, two sons:
Ronnie (Mary Beth) Campbell
Roger (Yvonne) Campbell
Scottie (Kandi) Campbell
McKinsey (Colton) Matney
Four Great Grandchildren:
Gavin Scott Campbell
Adlee Campbell Scott
Landree Lane Matney
Dawson Brooks Matney
One brother, Lee Pierce of Windsor, KY
One sister, Linda Green of Atlanta, GA.
Two nephews, Mike Tarter and David Pierce
One niece, Pam Covey
Phyllis is preceded in death by:
Her husband, Royce Campbell
Sister -Faye Tarter
Brother- Gene Pierce
Nephew- Kenny Pierce
Nephew- Randy Pierce
Phyllis loved her family and truly enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She leaves behind wonderful memories for all to cherish whether it was the Thanksgiving-style dinners she prepared every Sunday after church or swimming at her house during the summer months, trips to buy baseball cards or four wheelers for her only grandson, to taking both granddaughters shopping for ruffled dresses. If her grandchildren were in involved in a sporting event, play or dance recital, she was at every single performance. Nothing was off-limits when it came to spoiling those that she loved. Phyllis’ great grandchildren have also enjoyed some of those same treasured memories with her. She will be sadly missed by all those that love her but we are comforted by her salvation at an early age and the surety of seeing her in Glory.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., CST, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Jimmy Molden officiating. Entombment will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Honorary Pallbearers are the hard-working men who are the Campbell Trucking family- from the shop mechanics to the loyal drivers.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., CST, at Bernard Funeral Home, and after 8:00 a.m., CST, Thursday, until time for funeral services.