CLEVELAND - Dr. Barry Glenn Campbell, age 57, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Thursday April 28, 2016 at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Barry was born on November 26, 1958 to Edgar and Angie (Watt) Campbell in Jackson, TN. He grew up in Clarksville, TN. Barry graduated from the University of Tennessee and obtained his Masters and PHD from the University of Tulane in New Orleans, LA. Barry studied tropical diseases for several years, where he spent time on the Amazon River in the Country of Columbia. He was also Parasitologist traveling to Costa Rica and many other countries studying parasites in hopes of possibly finding a cure for human diseases. Barry taught Biological Science for the past 19 years at Delta State University where he had been the Chair of the Science Department from 2006 till 2014 He was also a student advisor. He touched the lives of many of the students creating one on one environment for the betterment of the students. He was also a grant writer for Delta State having obtained several grants to fund the department. Barry was a well-rounded, one in a million guy, who will be missed greatly. Barry loved to work with wood crafting many walking sticks, wood carvings and burnings. He also enjoyed making bracelets, reading, history. He never wanted to stop learning. He attended Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Barry is survived by spouse, Tracy Lynn Kilburn Selby-Campbell of Cleveland, MS, daughter, Ashley Nicole (Jeffrey) Franklin of Carrollton, MS, daughter, Erin Anne (Josh Weishaar) Campbell of Westerfield, WI, daughter, Kayla LeAnn (Jeremiah Matthews) Selby of Memphis, TN, son, Ian Stuart Campbell of Baraboo, WI, son, Brandon Stuart (Shelby Ray) Selby of Cleveland, MS. Five grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Mitchell, Calvin Campbell Weishaar, Anna Lynn Franklin, Khylea Ray Selby and Leah Gene Franklin. Sister, Donna Berry of Clarksville, TN, brother, Charlie Campbell of Hendersonville, TN, brother, Kelly Campbell of Camden, TN, sister, Linda Mercer of Senatobia, MS, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to 4H, or the Elliot Foundation at Delta State University.
A private family Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net