Bobby Jack Campbell entered this life a blonde hair, bright blue-eyed baby boy on December 27, 1948 to Jack and Lee Campbell in Ballinger, TX. Bobby lived all of his 70 short years of life to the fullest. Every day was a celebration to him and we are going to miss him so much. From him singing his favorite songs and making silly words up to those he didn’t know, to his one of a kind laugh and raspy voice, to his undying love for every one of his children and the love of his life, Diane, he will always be remembered as the life of the party.
Bobby was raised in Hobbs, NM and graduated in 1967. In 1968, he joined the Army at the age 20. Bobby met Diane in 1981 and together they raised six children. Throughout his life he worked as a carpenter, a skill that was passed on from his dad.
Mr. Campbell stepped into eternity in the early hours of May 17. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Lee Campbell. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Diane, whom he shared 38 wonderful years, one sister, Linda Bright of Odessa, TX, four sons; Jay Campbell of Montgomery, TX, Shawn Franks of Midland, TX, Telly Campbell of Hobbs, NM, Billy Campbell and wife Susan of Seminole, TX, 4 daughters; Jessica Hargrove and husband Jody of Lubbock, TX, Sonya Aguilar of Pasadena, TX, Jacki Campos and husband Mike of Hobbs, NM, Bethany Mediano of Hobbs, NM, 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends; Crystal Gonzales and Isaiah Nichols amongst many, many other friends and last but not least, his two favorite fur babies, Kirby and Baby. Rest easy Bobby C, Triple O.G. We love you!
I lost more that just a good friend...I lost a Brother who shared many happy times & memories with me over the years growing up & living in Hobbs,N.M...He will be missed dearly...
Tommy & Carol MartinFarmerville, LA
I am Dale A. (Rusty) Russell formerly from Hobbs and I grew up with Bobby on the same dirt road that we all played on as young boys. Of course there were others like Paul Nejera and his brothers, etc. I loved Bobby like a brother and still do! I loved his sister Linda and their mother whom I called Mamma Lee. I can't say all the things that Bobby and I did as boys in the neighborhood other than we were sort of Dennis the Menaces. Never anything extremely bad!? I mean after all, we could always blame our other dang good friend Paul Nejera, ha? One I will tell you is that Bobby came to my house one time crying saying that James (another neighborhood hooligan) would not give him back his model car wheels. For they both were into building model cars of which I was not. I said, come on I'll get your wheels back for you and we went to James' house. A fight ensued and I hit James in the head with a 12” cast iron skillet and he went to the floor while I was on top giving him a helluva tapping! James said let me up that he was bleeding and I looked over and asked Bobby if he was and Bobby said oh my God yes! Needless to say James had to go to the hospital and get stitches! So, I got Bobby's wheels and we left. Bobby said damn I didn't think you would hit him in the head with a skillet?? I said well I got your wheels like I said I would, huh! Paul Nejera knew how I was, ha. This little story is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for there are too many to mention.
Bobby and I were also in the Boy Scouts of America and we sold Cloverine Salve and peanuts and other things in order to go to Boy Scout Camp together at Camp Wihinepeg. We were dang good Scouts and literally loved it! Anything that pertained to the outdoor wilderness and Scouting we just loved. We were always into something!
On a more sad and serious note I am sure there are a lot of people there that might remember me and my lifelong friend Bobby. Hello Linda and I am so sorry for you losing such a great brother. We'll all be together in Heaven along with Mamma Lee and many others we love. Bobby---even though I am not there physically with you---I have and always will be with you in heart, soul and mind! All you friends and people there now......always cherish friendship and love for your fellow man because we have lost a dear friend and a brother in arms. I could go on and on but it hurts too much! Rest peaceful my brother, for I will see you again and we will play on golden streets instead of dirt roads!
My sincere condolence goes to your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely & Respectfully,
Dale A. (Rusty) Russell---Vietnam DAV---1966-67---Via Hobbs, NM
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Dale A.Boncarbo, CO
Love you all very much. I'm so sorry for your loss. Many prayers are being sent.
Anna M. AguilarFort Worth, TX
I will never forget the first time I met him it was October 2, 1998 at Texas Lounge I had just married his nephew you would of thought he had know me forever you will be surely missed Bobbie
Jackie LaneHobbs, NM
God Bless y’all ... may God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you .. may you feel his strength. Love and peace in this time .. we love y’all !
Shenna, Jeremy Henderson, Zhoi & LeahLubbock, TX
So sorry for the family's loss. Praying for comfort for the family. Love you all.
Priscilla RoeHobbs, NM
So sorry for what your family must going through our deepest condolences to all your family.
Mr & Mrs. Luis LaraHobbs, NM
So sorry for your loss! He was always a very caring man.
Paul HenryHobbs, NM