Adolph T. Champion

May 30, 1926January 7, 2013
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Adolph T. Champion, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

Funeral Mass: 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic Church, Grand Prairie. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, with a rosary at 7 p.m.

Adolph was born May 30, 1926, in Dallas. He was in the Army for 21 years, serving in World War II, the Berlin Airlft and the Vietnam War. After the military, he had a second career in commercial property management. In his retirement, he continued to give his time and energy for others, volunteering at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso and Medical Center of Arlington for a decade each, as well as spending time with his family.

Survivors: His loving wife of 59 1/2 years, Isabel; children, Mark Champion, David Champion, elizabeth champion bobo and Jeanette Bassett; spouses; eight wonderful grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, and sisters and other family members.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2013

Adolph T. Champion

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January 29, 2013

To my cousin Isabel and family, We are so sorry for your loss and you have our sincere condolences from your primos Josie and Raul Regalado

January 24, 2013

How fortunate I am to have known Adolph, a gentle giant of a man!

Adolph was one of my mentors while I served in the U.S. Army. He gave me guidance and direction during the period I served. Adolph was a true leader and gave those around him inspiration.

My thanks to Isabel for sharing Adolph with his military 'friends' while supporting Adolph's efforts in serving our country. Adolph and Isabel were a perfect pair.

"They are not gone that live in the hearts they left behind." native American proverb

Rest in peace Adolph! You will be remembered.

Marvin Spreyne
Chapman Ranchos - California

January 10, 2013

Aunt Isabel and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep Uncle Adolph in our thoughts and prayers. You have our sincere condolences at this time. Love, Porras Family, Martha, Raul, Christina, and Patricia

Marcia & Williams Nwoke

January 9, 2013

Mrs. Champion Our prayers are with you and your family. I will miss seeing Mr. Champions smiling face everyday going to the mailbox.We loved him but God loved him more. Your neighbor

January 9, 2013

If you complete the time and a dear person of ours goes, the sun loses her bill being warm and we mourn in the darkness of those dark days.
Adolph will always stay in our memory, especially when I think back to the wonderful time with my host family in El Paso.
In a quiet sympathy
Beate and Andy

Sherrie Roden

January 9, 2013

Champion Family,
Please accept my prayers and deepest condolences. Mr. Champion was a wonderful, honorable gentleman. He has been and will forever have a special place in my heart and the hearts of many people. May he rest in peace.