OBITUARY

Robert S. Campbell Jr.

February 2, 1958May 31, 2021
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Robert (Robbie) Campbell of Whitsett, NC, age 63, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Monday, May 31, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He fought this disease to the very end. He was a true man’s man who loved his family more than his own life. He was always happiest working around his home, grilling burgers for his family or working in his yard. He truly did anything possible for anyone and never saw it as an inconvenience.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie Campbell, son Trae Campbell, son Jaime Campbell, daughter Mandi (Kyle) Neal, mother Jacqueline Campbell, brother Tony (Barbara) Campbell, sister Lori (Bolo) Starnes and seven grandchildren. He also leaves behind many other extended family, friends and his beloved four-legged fur babies.

Robbie was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Campbell, Sr.

Robert served in the US Navy from 1976-1980 and was retired from Bellsouth/AT&T. After retirement he worked for CenturyLink until he became disabled.

Memorial donations may be made to the Duke Cancer Institute for Head and Neck Cancer; Dukecancerinstitute.org

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Debbie Campbell

June 15, 2021

Babe,
I miss you so much! You've been gone over two weeks now and some days it seems like it's been forever and other days it seems like it was just yesterday. A piece of my heart has left this earth, but you'll always be in my heart! I feel like I'm in a small boat in the ocean without an anchor, I'm just floating around aimlessly.

You were the best husband, father, love, and friend I could ever hope to find and you are truly missed each and every day!

I wish you were here to see the true out-pouring of love, care and concern we've received. You would be happy.

I'll see you again one day, my love. I'll know you'll be waiting on me (like always)!

With all my love, forever & always!
Debbie

Eric Staley

June 15, 2021

"Good-bye"
How hard it is to say "Good-bye"
To pretend to grasp any answer why
To relinquish prayers for time restored
To deny selfish want for a moment more
To invite the heart to mourn its loss
Replete with love and void of cost
To leave door unlatched to yesterday
To trust memories will never fade
And to brave it's utterance without reply
How hard it is to say "Good-bye"

EAS 01/2012

To my mentor and best friend . . . "Love you"

Barbara Sessoms

June 9, 2021

Debbie,
I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Robert. He was a kind and hard working guy. I remember him talking about his daughter and how much she loved riding horses.

I know your heart is broken and you will miss him so much. Just try to remember all the good times that you two had together.

Love you,
Barbara Sessoms

Lori Starnes

June 7, 2021

Growing up with Robbie. To start, I always thought he was perfect, the best role model. He had the coolest car, the cutest friends and I loved his taste in music. It always seemed everything he did was good. But he did get in trouble one time and he got the belt, it broke my heart and I cried. I think I would have volunteered for that belt whipping. After Robbie had all his cancer treatments I had the same feeling inside as when Robbie was getting that whipping . My heart was literally breaking. Just like that whipping, there was a reason. Our daddy was a good father and our God in Heaven is a good, good father. I have only one thing to say, I hate it for every single sister that has every lived, GOD GAVE ME, THE BEST BROTHER.

April McAden

June 7, 2021

Debbie,
This is such heartbreaking news to hear and I still can’t believe it!
Robbie was always so kind and trusting. While I was almost a little scared of him at first, I mean honestly I was always kind of scared of everyone, but I learned he was really just like a big teddy bear! He did so much for us when we were younger whether it was swimming in the summer or riding sleds in the winter with Mandi! He let us set off fireworks in your front yard and play pool in the basement. You both treated us as if we were family and me and brittney were so lucky to have had such great neighbors and friends growing up. I’m still sending lots of thoughts and prayer for you and Mandi and those fur babies who I know are missing him terribly! You can always let us know if you ever need anything so don’t hesitate to ask cause we will always be neighbors no matter what!
Love from Tyler, April and Caroline

Kaye Craig-Hughes

June 6, 2021

Debbie,
I am so sorry. Sending you love and hugs. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days.
Robbie was a very sweet young man and a very special childhood friend. His family and my family grew up next door to each other on Rockwood Drive. We often hung out together, particularly during the summertime. He and some of the other kids in the neighborhood would gather on our back porch in the evening until my sister, Faye, and I had finished washing and drying dishes. We would talk, tell jokes, and laugh through the screen door. Faye and I would sing and put on musical shows to entertain as we cleaned the kitchen. Of course, we got more laughs than anything! All of us would stay out late catching fireflies, playing cards. and having a good time. One summer in particular, Robbie decided to nicknamed me "Smiley" and that is what he called me . I will always cherish our childhood friendship and remember him fondly. He and his family were such an important part of my growing up years.

Kim Vest

June 6, 2021

Robert was always so sweet to me. I don’t have enough kind words to say about him. He always talked about his wife and children, he truly loved his family! He thought Debbie was the smartest woman ever, he talked about her travels overseas and how proud he was of her. I remember him talking about Mandi’s horse and building a fence for the horse, he loved her so much. I will always treasure the memories of Robert. Much love and prayers to Robert, Debbie and his children.

Judy Marshall

June 5, 2021

Mere words cannot express how much we loved this man. Wayne and I were devastated when Debbie told us he had passed. We held each other and cried. He was the one I trusted to mat and frame my Timberlake prints and photographs of my two grandchildren. He sat down and showed me how to program my digital camera. I loved his laugh. There are so many things I could say but it would take up too much room. He will forever be loved by us and missed terribly. and we will always remember his kindness. God got his room ready before we were truly ready to let him go. We are comforted knowing we have our own special Angel watching down on us. Rest In Peace, Brother in love.

Jennifer Parrish

June 5, 2021

My husband and I worked with Robert. He was a great person and would do anything he could to help anyone. Followed his story for past couple of years broke my heart. But he was a fighter for sure! Our prayers go out to the family!

Brittney Mills

June 3, 2021

Debbie, Mandi, and Family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Robbie was so kind to my entire family and was always welcoming on the weekends when my sister and I would come over to swim, have sleepovers with Mandi, and on snow days he would make sure we were all playing outside safely. We couldn’t ask for a nicer neighbor, role model, and friend. Mandi is so lucky to have such a kind and supportive Father. I know he’s watching over you all and will always be there for every milestone until you all meet again.

Sending so much love and prayers,
Brittney Mills

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Biography

Robert (Robbie) Campbell of Whitsett, NC, age 63, passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on Monday, May 31, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He fought this disease to the very end. He was a true man’s man who loved his family more than his own life. He was always happiest working around his home, grilling burgers for his family or working in his yard. He truly did anything possible for anyone and never saw it as an inconvenience.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debbie Campbell, son Trae Campbell, son Jaime Campbell, daughter Mandi (Kyle) Neal, mother Jacqueline Campbell, brother Tony (Barbara) Campbell, sister Lori (Bolo) Starnes and seven grandchildren. He also leaves behind many other extended family, friends and his beloved four-legged fur babies.

Robbie was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Campbell, Sr.

Robert served in the US Navy from 1976-1980 and was retired from Bellsouth/AT&T. After retirement he worked for CenturyLink until he became disabled.

A private visitation will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 4, 2021 with a memorial service at 11:00 am at Hanes-Lineberry, Elm Street Chapel, Greensboro, NC.

Memorial donations may be made to the Duke Cancer Institute for Head and Neck Cancer;
Dukecancerinstitute.org