Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1971

Mike Campbell MICHAEL RAY "MIKE" CAMPBELL, 61, passed away July 2, 2014, surrounded by his family after losing his battle with cancer in Laredo, TX. Mike graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1971 at Ranger, TX. He was a Jr. Golden Gloves Boxer and an All State Catcher at Ranger High School. He was also offered a scholarship to play with the Padres. Mike ran a shrimp boat in Aransas Pass, TX where he gained many life experiences and charisma no one could deny. Then he moved to Laredo to begin his career in auto mechanics where he worked at Jim William’s Honda, then moved to San Antonio to work at Benson Honda Mazda and Gillman Honda as an auto mechanic. After moving back to Laredo he worked again with Jim Williams Honda as a Parts & Service Manager where Mike got many awards & certificates for all the trainings he went to and several articles in the paper, he was very humbled by all these experiences. When the Honda dealership was sold, he went to work for Price Construction as a road mechanic; and was also a boat mechanic at Laredo Boat Shop by Lake Casa Blanca. Mike started his own auto shop next to their home and later relocated his shop to Mines Rd. Mike worked with A-1 Warehouse. He was a jack-of-all-trades, whatever you needed, whenever you needed it, he was there and he got it done. After several illnesses and surgery’s, Mike spent time visiting his dad and doing volunteer work with his sons Pop Warner Team, Laredo Hornfrogs, as their Equipment Manager. He and his wife Marilyn started a T-Ball team, The Padres, where he coached his grandkids. He also volunteered from 2002-2012 with the Laredo Youth Hockey teams, Laredo Spikes which later became The Laredo Jr. Bucks. Mike had a one of a kind way of showing his compassion usually in the lines of “DAMN IT MARILYN” or “IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY CLEANED”. This may sound like someone picking a fight but if you knew Mike, you knew he was just showing his love. Mike found his last love Marilyn in 1981, she became his someone to argue with, to love and to make sure their lives were never boring. He is preceded in death by his parents Morris A. (RHS- 1943) and Mary F. Ohr (RHS-1944) Campbell, his son Michael Heath Campbell, and twin brother Patrick J. Campbell (RHS-1971). At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife Marilyn S. Novy Campbell, daughters Stacey Acevedo (Jose “Pollo”) Rodriguez, Dana (Justin) Silva of Laredo, TX, Michelle (Josh) Nolte of Gordon, TX, Charna (John) Jetton of Pleasanton, TX, Amy (Pete) Bowman of Calallen, and his son Cpl. Michael B. (Virginia) Campbell (USMC) of Jacksonville, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren Alejandra R., Melody A., Jadin M. Rodriguez, and Exavier I. Juarez of Laredo. John, Michael, and Brittany Cherry, and Josh Nolte II of Gordon, Darian G., Colton H. Mann, Garrett L. Allen of Pleasanton, Sean Lahmayer, Aaron Campbell, and Katelyn Koehler of Calallen. He is also survived by his brothers and their children, James (Donna) Campbell (RHS-1981), Patrick C. Campbell and T.J. Warren of Fort Worth, TX, Brian L. (Amanda), Taylor, and Bailey Campbell of Salado, TX. Step- brother Marty W. (Debbie) Bingham and grandkids Haylee Tatum, Keithlyn, and Kynzee Bingham. Dale Bingham and children Beverly A. and Doyle Bingham of Paradise, TX. He is also survived by his step-mom Peggy (Randy) Fix of Idaho, sister-in-law Jay (Thomas) Adkins, and son Christopher of Sonora, TX.