Robert Campbell Jr.

February 2, 1951 – January 17, 2022

Robert Lee Campbell, Jr., affectionally known as “Pop” to his family and friends, was born on February 2, 1951 to Robert Lee Campbell, Sr. and Imogene Campbell in Galveston, Texas. He was the eldest son of four siblings, Jeanne Elaine, Stephen Michael and Adrienne Elaine Campbell.  Pop grew up in Galveston and attended Ball High School, graduating in 1969.  While attending Ball High School, he played both basketball and baseball.

After graduating high school, Pop enrolled at Texas Tech where he received a BS in Finance in 1972, and he also obtained a second BS degree in Government from The University of Houston Clearlake in 1986.

Pop decided to enlist in the Army where he proudly served his country for two and a half years.  Completing his commitment to the armed forces, he returned home where his sights were set on getting to know the aunt of a few of his childhood friends, Eugene and Lawrence Thomas.  After some time, and after finally getting a first date, he began courting the love of his life, Linda Armstrong. He later proposed and she said yes! On February 21, 1976, Pop and his beloved bride Linda entered holy matrimony and they began a marriage filled with love that lasted over 45 years. The pride and joy of Pop’s life was seen in the lives of his children, Stephanie, Ormide, and Leia (also known as Chrissy). He continuously poured out his wisdom, words of advice, and love to each of them as their personalities warranted. As the children grew up, he took pride in attending all of their extracurricular activities being chauffer, chef, and personal coach.  He would later be blessed to continue building and leaving his rich legacy through his grandchildren Gabriella, Brandon and Jillian Jackson in unique ways that will shape the way they will lead with confidence, fairness and  influence. His personal values of a strong work ethic, family first, provider and protector will forever be remembered.

Pop united and was a member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ft Worth, where he served until the time of his passing. He had a personal relationship with God and loved to help and encourage others.

Pop worked at British Petroleum for over 34 years before retiring. After retirement, Pop became an avid Day Trader on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Pop is preceded in death by his: father Robert, sister Jeanne and brother Stephen Michael.

He leaves to cherish: a beloved mother, Imogene, devoted wife Linda, daughters Stephanie (Keith), Leia and son Ormide, granddaughters Gabriella Marnae, and Jillian Marie, a grandson, Brandon Christopher Jackson, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, Godchildren Lawrence Walker, Jr. and Ashley Fonteno Bellard


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 6220 LaSalette St., Houston, Texas 77021

Funeral Service:

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 6220 LaSalette St., Houston, Texas 77021


Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – Immediately following the funeral service

Paradise South Cemetery, 16001 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, Texas 77581

11 entries.
Uncle Ronnie Uncle Ronnie from Katy wrote on February 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm
We are so sorry for the passing of Pops. These are two scriptures that give me comfort: Isaiah 41:10 & Jeremiah 29:11. “Families are Forever!” Love, Ronnie Baker Central High 1960
Kenny Kenny from Texas Coty wrote on January 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm
God bless Pop's soul and his Mom Imogene.
RW Osborn RW Osborn from Texas City wrote on January 26, 2022 at 4:14 am
What a good man and leader. I am so fortunate to have worked with Robert and been able to learn from him. His lessons in life continue as he guides from the heavens. Prayers to the family.
David H O'Neal, Jr. David H O'Neal, Jr. from Galveston TX wrote on January 25, 2022 at 11:49 pm
Galveston Central High School alumni express sincere condolences in the transition of Robert Campbell, Jr. as he is the eldest son of the legendary basketball coach Robert Campbell. Pop honed his skills at Central under his father until forced integration to Ball High 1968. May God grant you peace and understanding. Know that the Campbell legacy will continue to live and flourish.
Marcia Marcia from Fort Worth wrote on January 25, 2022 at 11:03 pm
Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Robert was a big guy with an even bigger heart. I have known him for just under five years but always loved chatting with him, hearing his stories about his family. He loved all of you so very much.
Rod James Rod James from Texas City wrote on January 25, 2022 at 9:48 pm
Linda and Family Prayers for strength and comfort May God sustain you all during this transition and in the days ahead. James Family
Bob & Joann Decker Bob & Joann Decker from Fort Worth wrote on January 25, 2022 at 7:58 pm
We were shocked to hear of Robert's sudden passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to Linda, Stephanie, Ormide, and Leia. We know a hole now exists that can never be filled. Our neighborhood will not be the same. But Robert lives now in the home which awaits all of God's faithful.
Madeline Y Morrison Madeline Y Morrison from Carencro wrote on January 25, 2022 at 7:13 am
My heart is deeply broken with the news of the loss of your love one. Please know that the Lord walks with you and he will comfort you all. 🙏
Dwight Jackson Dwight Jackson from Spring wrote on January 25, 2022 at 3:31 am
I am so sorry to hear about Robert's passing. I was a classmate of his at Texas Tech. He was a wonderful friend, and he will be truly missed. My family and I will be keeping all of you in our prayers.
Henry Wyatt Henry Wyatt from La Marque wrote on January 25, 2022 at 12:46 am
I grew up with Robert and his brother Michael on Boss Street in LaMarque. We played basketball together and enjoyed our friendship. My deepest condolences to the family. I pray that God's mercy and grace will bless, comfort , and sustain you through your grief.
Stephanie Williams Taylor Stephanie Williams Taylor from Richardson wrote on January 25, 2022 at 12:15 am
I was so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He was my brother J.R.'s roommate at Texas Tech. He was always so nice whenever I saw him. I know he will be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. God bless each of you.