September 4, 1941 – April 15, 2018
Robert William Campbell, M.D. passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Conroe Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A respected doctor, devoted husband and father and a devote Catholic. He lived life to the fullest. Bill was born on Sept. 4, 1941 in Port Huron, Michigan to Colin and Marybelle (Stein) Campbell and attended Marysville High School where he played sports. After graduation, he earned his Associate Degree and joined the U.S. Army. Shortly after enlisting, Bill married his wife of 55 years and had two sons. In 1968, Bill graduated from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree and continued on to earn a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Upon graduation, Bill returned to active duty and led his family on a world tour that started with his internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Hospital in El Paso, Texas. After being discharged from the Army as a major, Bill relocated to Conroe where he had a successful medical practice. Few activities gave him more pleasure than helping families bring their new family member into the world. At his retirement in June 2005, Bill had delivered over 7,200 babies in a career that lasted 31 years. He experienced true joy in watching those children and their parents grow as part of the community he loved. While Bill enjoyed his vocation as a doctor, he also loved the outdoors. As an avid fly fisherman, Bill tied his own flies and spent countless hours on rivers, streams, and bays. His trips took Bill from the Arctic Circle to Central America. In addition, Bill loved to hunt dove in South Texas with his close-knit group of compadres. Dr. Campbell is survived by his loving wife, Yolanda, his two sons, Jim (Diane) of Traverse City, Michigan and Doug (Susan) of San Antonio, Texas, and grandchildren Cameron Campbell, Connor Campbell , Katie Campbell, and Sarah Campbell. A Visitation will be held at Metcalf Funeral Directors located at 1801 E. White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:00-6:30pm with a Vigil Service and Rosary at 6:30pm. A Resurrection Mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 109 N. Frazier St., Conroe, Texas Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30pm with Father Wilhite officiating and Pallbearers being Henry Lartigue, Seth Gibson, Ron Nilson, Fred Murphy, Cameron Campbell, and Connor Campbell. In Lieu of flowers, the family prefers you consider donations to the Church’s Building Fund. Donation information can be found at http://www.shconroe.org/give/stewardship/capital-campaign/cc-phase-ii.
- Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Vigil Service and Rosary Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Resurrection Mass Friday, April 20, 2018
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April 21, 2018
Praying for your beautiful family. Dr Campbell was an amazing man and and a huge part of helping us make our beautiful family of three girls he delivered. His kindness when we lost 2 in the process was wonderful and I will never forget him. His concern over me when number 3 delivery had complications showed his amazing dedication. One evening he came to hospital in a tux with his beautiful wife before they were going to an event. I will never forget that. God gave us a legend when he led him to become a Doctor. Thank you Dr Campbell for our beautiful girls and your kindness.
April 20, 2018
Dr. Campbell delivered me twenty-four years ago. So thankful that such a kind and godly man helped bring me into this world. He greeted my family and I almost every Sunday morning with the same gentle spirit. He will surely be missed.
April 20, 2018
Dr. Campbell was an amazing man and physician. I met him in 1989 when my wife and I moved to Conroe and he was one of my first customers in the medical field. Dr. Campbell became part of our family as he worked with us through our infertility problems and then the amazing births of all 3 of our sons. I can still remember him showing up to the hospital in his wadders to deliver our first son, Blake. He loved taking care of his patients, and he loved delivering babies. He was truly a blessing to our family, and he treated Debbie and I more like his children than his patients. I feel blessed to have known him and he will be truly missed.
April 19, 2018
We were blessed to have Dr Campbell deliver 3 of our 4 children. The oldest was born before we found Dr Campbell and our youngest is his namesake (Jacob Robert). My husband loved his fishing stories and watching him tie flys while we talked in his office. Dr Campbell made the dad just as important as the mother in each pregnancy. I cherished that. I hope my husband has had a chance to welcome him into Heaven (as he preceded the good doctor by about 4 months). God Bless the Campbell family,
Judi Thomas and Jaycie, Jamie, Jason and Jacob
April 19, 2018
Dr Campbell was the greatest Dr I have ever had. He delivered 2 of my babies which are both now in their 30's. He always treated you like you were a friend not a patient and never rushed you at your appointments. When I found out he was retiring I cried. I have not been able to find a Dr like him. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to his family.
April 18, 2018
I was truly blessed to have him as my Dr. during my three pregnancies. He always made me laugh or to tell us about a fishing trip. He was touched by Gods hand to help me have three precious and beautiful babies. He was a great man who left his legacy on the many babies he delivered. God bless his family and may peace be with them.
April 18, 2018
I worked with Dr. Campbell at Sadler clinic many years ago. He sold me his Volkswagen and trusted me to make payments. He was so thoughtful and his wife the same. God be with the family as he rest in Gods arms.
April 18, 2018
Dear Campbell Family,
God bless you as you celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Campbell. He delivered our two children Josh and Jessie, and was always so encouraging and genuinely interested in our family. He truly celebrated and acknowledged the true miracle every conception and birth represents. We are forever blessed to have known him. May God's grace, strength, and presence comfort you.
Chad Patterson & Family