James E. "Red Dawg" Campion

February 6, 1934January 18, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Jim “Red Dawg” Campion, 83, passed away Thursday, January 18 at Hospice Brazos Valley. A Celebration of his life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 26 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station with a reception to follow. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Jim was born February 6, 1934 in Hearne to Tony and Margaret “Honey” (Loria) Campion. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Jim was a longtime member of the Single Action Shooting Society and the Texas Historical Shooting Society, and was a fierce competitor in their Cowboy Action events. Jim enjoyed playing golf, exercising, running marathons, and researching family history. Jim retired in 2002 as Director of MIS at St. Joseph Regional Health Care in Bryan. A “Rebel” at heart, he forged his own path in all things. He was of the Catholic faith. Jim is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Campion; daughters and son-in-law, Jodie and Bob Suntych, Donna Campion, and Sheri Campion; grandchildren, Michelle Arredondo and husband Adrian, Justin Suntych, Courtney Moulton, Tony Moulton and wife Adrienne; great-grandchildren, Jason, Peyton and Luke Arredondo; brothers, Jerry Hill and Billy Hill; and his dog, Dixie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803.


  • VISITATION Friday, January 26, 2018
  • CELEBRATION OF LIFE Friday, January 26, 2018

James E. "Red Dawg" Campion

have a memory or condolence to add?

Robert Cooper

January 31, 2018

I had the pleasure of working for Jim at St. Joe's for several years. He was always personable, open and really cared for his staff. He will be missed.

Jodi Suntych

January 27, 2018

He was a wonderful father. I never doubted he loved me, my sisters, and my mom. Will will miss him every day.

Spike Schamber

January 25, 2018

Red Dawg is a cowboy to be remembered and whose company would be enjoyed. Prayers for his family.

Grouchy Spike

Joey Waters

January 23, 2018

I walked into Jim's garage one Saturday morning, while we were both living and working in San Antonio. Jim had a funny look on his face and I smelled gun smoke really strong! I asked what happened and he said he had just beat Wyatt Erp in a gun fight! He was just standing there in the steet, looking for a fight and I beat him at the draw! What? I looked over at his work bench and the TV had a towel draped over it there was glass all over the floor! I asked him what had he told Dorothy and said that he had dropped a 2X12 board on the floor and it made a loud pop! I asked if she bought it and he said, don't think so!

Anytime we would go out for lunch and the waitress would come over to our table, Jim would say you look pretty enough to be one of my daughters!

Jim was a very special friend that I was privileged to know!

Cajun Joe aka Joey Waters

Jeff Deskins

January 23, 2018

I first met Red Dawg at Trailhead in 2000. He had an arrow through his hat and was nice as could be, I figured I needed to be friends with him cause he had great since of humor. I feel fortunate that we got to hang out for many years at several SASS clubs, dinners and awards events. He will be remembered and missed. Ride easy now Pard!

Jeff (Kettleman)Deskins


January 23, 2018

I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Jim during his time with us at St. Joseph's. We were one big office family sharing many milestones together, just as families should. Even years after he retired from our department Jim would stop by just to check in on us'. God Bless.

Sheri Campion

January 23, 2018

He was a wonderful father who insisted I learn to be a responsible adult whether I wanted to or not, and who never missed an opportunity to tell me how much he loved me and was proud of me. How I miss him!

Cherlon Childress

January 23, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Greg Lazar

January 22, 2018

I shot with Red Dawg for many years. He simply was Aces. He's on God's posse now. I will dearly miss him." Montana Greg" Lazar

George Calhoun

January 21, 2018

I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Of course, I only knew him for many years as Red Dawg. Red Dawg was one of the best Pard's that I've every shot with over the last 20 years. I will miss him and fondly remember getting to Posse with you at Trail Head.

Circuit Judge