CHARLES "CHARLIE" DONALD CAMPBELL, 82, passed from
this world on June 14, 2014 after a 14 month courageous
battle with lung cancer at the historic Holcombe House
of Houston Hospice. His children were fortunate to spend
his last 4 days with him at his La Porte, TX home holding
his hands and talking to him.
Charlie donated his body to The University of Texas Medical
Branch at Galveston for medical education and research. A
headstone will be installed at the Evergreen Cemetery in
Ranger, TX and his family will celebrate his life at the
Ranger Homecoming activities October 10th & 11th. After
2 years, his cremains will be buried at the Evergreen
Charles was born March 6, 1932 to Charles Arthur & Marie
Louise (Bunch) Campbell in Terrell, TX. He graduated from
Ranger High School with the Class of 1949. He graduated
from North Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree
and Masters Degree in Business Administration. He joined
the U.S. Air Force after college.
Daddy was known as Charlie to his relatives and friends
from Ranger but was known as Chuck during his professional
career and retirement.
Chuck retired after 33 yrs. with Motorola working in Georgia,
Illinois and Texas. He was selected as a member of the Galvin
Masters Sales Professional organization of top achieving sales
executives during his career at Motorola. But most of all, he
was the best Daddy his children could ask for. A big part of
our hearts are gone.
Chuck was an active member of the New Life Family in Houston.
This is where he met Maureen Francis, a special person in his
life! This family enjoyed his dry wit and love of fishing and
dancing. Whenever someone asked him why Maureen put up with
him, he said she 'was hard up!'. Chuck was very frugal, he
was always one to save a penny. There are many stories of his
frugality. One of which is he wanted everyone to sit in the
garage during a summer to avoid turning on the air conditioner,
thinking it was 'cool' enough out there. Let's be real - it
is never cool during a Houston summer! Another story was how
he wouldn't spend more money to buy a good hearing aid causing
everyone else to talk extra loud to him!
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie
Campbell; his sister, Dorothy Campbell Scoggins (RHS-1939); &
his brothers, Joe Campbell (RHS-1945) & Morris Campbell (RHS-1943).
Survivors at the time of his death are his three children,
Ramona Campbell of Minneapolis, MN; Patti Campbell (Rod) Leslie
of Minneapolis, MN; his son, Scott Campbell of Humble, TX; his
two grandsons, Keegan Leslie of Arcata, CA and Colt Campbell
of Humble, TX. His companion for over 22 years, Maureen Francis
of Houston, TX. Other survivors include his nephews and niece,
Richard (RHS-1960) and JoAnn Jolly of Grand Prairie, TX; Steve
(RHS-1969) and Sue Campbell of Atlanta, GA, and Judy (RHS-1964)
and Jim Edenburn of McKinney, TX. Numerous other relatives and
friends also survive.