December 23, 1982 – April 27, 2021
Cameron Matthew Self, age 38 was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on April 26th, 2021. He was born on December 23rd, 1982 to Gordon and Joyce Self in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was raised and attended school in Flour Bluff, where he graduated in 2001. After high school, Cameron attended Texas Christian University and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in 2005. Cameron was employed by Celeros Flow Technology as their lead hydraulic engineer where he worked for 13 years.
Cameron always said that it’s not the start date or the end date of someone’s life that matters, “it’s that little dash in between.” His little dash was filled with so many friends, achievements, and laughter making memories that will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Cameron was most notable for his quick wit and especially enjoyed challenges. He was never one to back down when the going got tough, he got tougher. He also enjoyed helping others and was a loyal friend to those in need.
Anyone who knew Cameron also knew how much he loved football and that his favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys. He liked to have fun with friends by being a part of fantasy football leagues. He also enjoyed living in his downtown home in Houston, being in walking distance to the local restaurants, attending Astro’s baseball games and Rodeo concerts. He also loved fishing and being on the water, bowling, travel and having his dog by his side.
Cameron loved to tell stories and re-live his favorite memories throughout his life. He had so many adventures with friends and family that he even talked about writing a book about them. He had a passion for living to the fullest and making the most of his dash. His lasting impression will live on in our hearts, and his spirit will be with us always.
He is survived by his parents Gordon and Joyce Self, his sister Andrea (Ryan) Lupo, brother Nathan Self, his 3 uncles Glenn (Patsy) Smith, Mitchell (Robin) Self, Stewart Self; aunts Judy Smith-Morgan, Michelle Self (Keith) Campbell; his niece Avlynn Lupo and nephew Hudson Lupo, as well as his cousins: Wesley (Jennifer) Smith, Jenny Smith (James) Wassom, Johnathan (Ashley) Smith, Cassandra Self (Zebulah) Houston, Alisha Self (Grady) Cowan, Lauren Yates, Christopher Yates and many friends that all love him dearly. He is preceded in death by grandparents: Renee Self, Gordon and Dorothy Smith.
The family welcomes donations to Lone Star Boxer Rescue in Cameron’s memory in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be: Nathan Self, Wesley Smith, Jonathan Smith, Steven Dahl, Michael Forbes, Reid Strand, Ryan Lupo, and Christopher Yates.
Family will receive friends on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Memory Gardens Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
- Gordon and Joyce Self, Parents
- Andrea Lupo (Ryan), Sister
- Nathan Self, Brother
- Glenn Smith (Patsy), Uncle
- Mitchell Self (Robin), Uncle
- Stewart Self, Uncle
- Judy Smith-Morgan, Aunt
- Michelle Self Campbell (Keith), Aunt
- Avlynn Lupo, Niece
- Hudson Lupo, Nephew
- Nathan Self
- Wesley Smith
- Jonathan Smith
- Steven Dahl
- Michael Forbes
- Reid Strand
- Ryan Lupo
- Christopher Yates
May 8, 2021
You leaving this earth Cameron, has left a huge hole in my heart. One that can never be filled.
But knowing that you are in the arms of our loving God, brings me peace and comfort. Knowing I will see you again as we all “Gather at the River” in Heaven, fills me with faith and love to see you soon and realize “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be “.
You will be missed so much. I wish we could have talked one more time. Sharing some childhood memories of you with others lately, have brought so many heartfelt tears. You were like my own son.
Cameron , my lovely young man, thank you for being who you were, and being a very special part of my life. You touched so many people’s lives, more than you’ll ever know, and we are so ever thankful for knowing and loving you .
May you REST IN PEACE....
I LOVE YOU SWEETIE
Beckye Forbes (adopted aunt )
May 5, 2021
We are all still at a loss that this is real. We will miss you and may you rest in eternal peace, love, and light.
May 5, 2021
While it devastates me that your are no longer with us, I take comfort in the fact that I know your Grandma Renee was right there with open arms to hug you to pieces, as soon as you entered heaven! You were so smart and your mom and dad were so very proud of you. We all were. I know you’re no longer in pain and you’re with our Heavenly Father and that brings me peace. Also, don’t worry about Kenny. Your dad will take good care of him. He just took him for a walk...I think maybe Kenny was walking him!! Love you always, Aunt Michelle