Donald Campbell

Donald E. Campbell, 97, of Ponca City, Okla., died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his residence surrounded by family.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield.

Memorials have been established with the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield and the Oklahoma Long Bowman Archery Club, Ponca City Division. Contributions can be made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at

Don was born May 26, 1922, in Marietta, Ohio, to Frank and Ruth (Ernest) Campbell. He was reared and educated in Marietta, graduating from high school there in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After his discharge, he served in the Kansas Army National Guard and retired after 22 years. Don worked various jobs, but was most remembered as a First Sergeant in the Kansas National Guard and for his bow shop in Winfield. He was an avid bow hunter and a member of the Pope and Young Club in Oklahoma, the Long Bowman, Self Bow Society and numerous others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant sister.

Survivors include his daughters, Carole and husband, Kenny Day, of Winfield, and Donna and husband, Jack Blatchford, of Arkansas City; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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