Noble J. Campbell

October 27, 1927May 24, 2013
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Noble J. Campbell, 85, passed away May 24, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Noble was born on October 27, 1927 in Glendale, Texas to Nolan and Emma Campbell. He attended area schools and, in 1945, graduated high school in Groveton, Texas. After high school, he was drafted into the United States Army.

After his first tour, Noble was preparing to re-enlist in the Army, and was then told he would qualify to receive a G.I. Bill. He looked at this as a turning point in his life. Not taking this opportunity for granted, he began his studies at Texas A&M University, where he later received a degree in civil engineering. After college, he began working at Humble Oil Company (now Exxon) as a surveyor. He met and married his wife, Margaret Campbell, on May 10, 1954.

Family was important to both Noble and Margie. While in Louisiana, they proudly adopted two children- Lisa Kaye and Jeffrey Wayne. It was at this time he decided to search for a good place to raise a family, and he moved his family to Austin in 1968. Once in Austin, he worked for the Texas Department of Water Resources as a surveyor- responsible for surveying dams on Texas lakes and rivers.

Those who knew him knew of his love for his family as well as his love for East Texas. Noble regularly attended annual family reunions and, as often as possible, would go back to his roots to “the old house place” in Glendale.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Margie. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Clayton, her husband John and their daughter Audrey (his only grandchild, whom he loved and adored) of Austin; his son, Jeffrey Campbell and his wife, Tammy of Elgin; his sister, Peggy Anderson and nieces Beth Ann Bridwell, Linda Putman and Kathy Nelson, all of Baytown, Texas.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from three o’clock until five o’clock in the afternoon, on Sunday, the 26th of May 2013, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

The funeral service will be conducted at three o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 28th of May 2013, at Glendale Congregational Methodist Church, Glendale, Texas with Rev. Barbara Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Glendale Cemetery.

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  • Visitation Sunday, May 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Suzanne Schwartz

May 28, 2013

My condolences. I was a co-worker with Noble at the Texas Department of Water Resources. I admired and liked him very much.

Amy & Kevin Tierney

May 28, 2013

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family from Atlanta, GA. Amy, Kevin, SueBee and Edward (Sister Peggy's grands and great grands)

Jesse Boultinghouse

May 27, 2013

I knew Noble when we worked for the Texas Department of Water Resources. I did not know him that well as we never worked together. However, I remember that his name was mentioned quite often by those who did, and as I recall, they always mentioned him in a positive manner.

Jesse Boultinghouse

Dave&Theresa Halley

May 26, 2013

Our condolences to the family. He will be missed by family and freinds.

Toby Cisneroz

May 26, 2013

My condolences to the family. Noble was a friend and co-worker. Our prayers will be with you.

Rita Baughman

May 26, 2013

I remember Noble and Margie very fondly as are first neighbors when we moved to Austin from Boston in July 1975. We were only neighbors a short time until we bought our 1st home in the Pflugerville school district in north Austin. I didn't know Noble as well as Margie, but I do remember he loved his family very much and was very proud of his children.