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Patrick Alan Campbell

March 25, 1953 — January 30, 2024

Independence

Patrick Alan Campbell, known affectionately as Pat, passed away on January 30, 2024, in his hometown of Independence, Missouri. Born to William "Bill" and Beverly Campbell on March 25, 1953, in the same city, Pat lived a life full of love, laughter, and significant achievements.

Pat's education provided a solid foundation for his accomplishments. After graduating from Raytown High School in 1971, he pursued higher education at Northwest Missouri State University and then transferred to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned his Bachelor's Degree there, equipping himself with knowledge that would serve him well throughout his successful career which spanned an impressive 50 years in banking. It all started when he took on a teller position as a young man. With determination and hard work and moving around to further his career he steadily climbed the ranks in the banking world.  He moved from Kansas City, MO, to Joplin, MO, Claremore, OK, and Muskogee, OK, only to come full circle back to his hometown of Independence, MO.  Upon his return he started as President of Chrisman-Sawyer Bank.  He worked diligently over the years at different banks and was a part of different committees and boards, such as the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Centerpoint Hospital, and he also served as President of the Independence Chamber of Commerce.  After many years he eventually became the Senior Executive Vice President at Blue Ridge Bank & Trust Co…the same bank that he started his career at. Over all of this journey, it was during his time in Joplin, MO, that he would encounter the person that would change his life forever. Diane, the love of Pat's life, also worked at one of the banks that he was employed. The stars aligned for them, and they soon realized their connection ran deeper than their professional lives. In 1983, they pledged their devotion to one another and embarked on a beautiful journey together. They formed an unbreakable bond that could weather any storm. While his professional accomplishments were remarkable, Pat's true passion lay in pursuing joy outside of work. He had an adventurous spirit and indulged in various hobbies and interests that brought him immense happiness. Pat loved nothing more than going on fishing trips and taking his family to exciting destinations. Whether it was skiing down pristine mountains, gliding over shimmering lakes on water skis, or beating friends and family in strategic games, Pat thrived in moments of exhilaration and shared them with his loved ones. Whenever new people came into Pat’s life, he always made them feel welcomed and as one of the family. He has an infectious enthusiasm and a big personality brightened countless gatherings as he effortlessly made everyone welcomed. Behind his mischievous grin and boyish charm lay a wealth of wisdom. Pat was always ready to impart advice or lend a listening ear when someone needed support. His genuine care for others made him a remarkable son, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He cherished his family above all else and dedicated himself to spending quality time with each and every one of them. Pat had a love for most types of vehicles that was unmatched. From boats and motorcycles to cars and his prized Slingshot, he reveled in the pure joy these possessions brought him; they were his “toys” as he would often refer to them. His fascination with these symbolized his playful nature and his refusal to let the constraints of adulthood dull his sense of wonder.

Pat's passing was preceded by his parents; William "Bill" and Beverly (Patrick) Campbell, and his wife, who was the absolute love of his life; Diane Campbell. He is survived by his children; Derek Campbell (Amy), Lynn Burris (Ronald), and Clay Christian (Kathi); his sisters; Mary Winfrey (Stephen), Margaret Hick (Doug), and Nancy Campbell, his nieces and nephews; Emma Winfrey, Ethan Hick, Lauren VanVolkenburgh, Joelle Hick, Lindsay Bankeroff, Paige Bankeroff, and Nolan Bankeroff, his grandchildren; Corrine Page (Brian), Chantell Johnson, and Autumn Burris, and his great-grandchildren; Jack Schoen, Ryan Schoen, and Addalynn Campbell, Lasean Johnson, Aydinn Johnson, and Cache Renfrow.

On February 3, 2024, friends and family will gather to honor Pat's memory during a memorial visitation from 2-5 pm at Speaks Suburban Chapel (18020 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055).

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