November 20, 1961 – May 1, 2021
Jose Ocampo, 59, of Katy, TX, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with his loving wife by his side.
Jose was born on November 20, 1961 to Fidencio and Celia Ocampo. He graduated from Bellaire Senior High School, and went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Engineering at the University of Virginia. Jose joined the Navy and obtained the rank of Master Chief. He was always proud of his service to his nation. Jose worked as a Technical Instructor for National Oilwell Vareo, and his work took him to many places across the globe. In his spare time, he was involved in the DAV, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Jose was preceded in death by his parents, Fidencio and Celia Ocampo ; his brothers, Luis and Hector Ocampo; sister, Irma Ocampo- Kohler; and his late wife, Carla Ocampo.
He is survived by his loving wife of four years, Vicki Ocampo; children, Teresa Ocampo, Jose Ocampo Jr. , and Katelyn Ocampo; grandchildren, Claudia Ocampo, Aiden Ocampo, Cedric Ocampo, Mason Ocampo , Dean Ocampo , and Aubrey Ocampo; and brother-in-law, Brian Kohler.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the DAV, the Wounded Warrior Project, or a military organization of your choosing in Jose’s name.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
May 9, 2021
Joe was one of my instructors at NOV. He truly had the heart of a teacher. He was really involved on a personal level with his students and helped many to exceed their goals and their own expectations. I was honored to be able to call him my friend.
May 9, 2021
Joe has been apart of my life for 11 years and even though I was an adult when he and my mother started dating he always treated me as if I were his own. Joe supported me through some hard times and was there to celebrate the good too. My daughters all love grandpa joe, I will miss him greatly and never let him be forgotten.
May 7, 2021
I share this memory all the time, Jose was a great technician and I was so fortunate to have trained under him as well as that group. Any how Jose was always drilling us on things that came up on the schedule. This particular story finds a hungry airman 5 spots from meal time. Jose walks up and ask me a question. So chuck pulse is recieved by the antenna trace this signal. Knowing we just worked a pulse grip. Of course I didn't have the answer, his reply go look it up and I'll hold you spot in line. So I did but my spot in line was not. From that day on I was ready. Vicki I am so very sorry for your loss which is our loss. We were brothers and it was a honor to have shared a small part of his life.
May 7, 2021
I was sorry to hear about Joe. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
May 7, 2021
Joe was one of the first and best friends I made in the Navy, my shipmate and brother Chief. Joe was a great person in so many ways. He was a role model that many would want as a mentor and emulate. Joe and I met in A-School and AFTA in Memphis Tn. He was about 4 months ahead of me but we got assigned to the same fighter squadron VF-41 together and because he got there 4 months earlier, when I got there he took me under his wing. He was my first team leader, after a few months our Supervisor JW put Joe and I on a two man missile check team. Basically Joe and I came in and worked 2300 to 0700 working weapons systems and doing MSL checks, Joe taught me a lot, he was always a sharper tech than me, I was not to bad but Joe was better. We worked together for a couple months that way just the two of us. We also both were married and lived a few doors away off base in apartments. His late wife Carla and my wife at the time Chrissy became fast friends and the 4 of us knew each other pretty well. When we went on dets. and cruise we would often hang out. We were good friends and when we later and went to different squadrons we kept in touch. We both ended up at the RAG together at another point in time. We both made Chief and we stayed brothers in different squadrons. We knew each and respected each other. Joe was one of the first people to contact me when I made LDO and I thanked him because everyone’s success in our little group was linked to each other’s success because our VF-41 team (about 7 of us made Senior Chief or better). No one knows the lives they touch but Joe touched mine, we were teammates/ shipmates not competing, maybe some fun rivalry. We saw the parts of the world and served together in a time sailors were not respected like today. Many stories I could tell of Joe.... he was a great guy, a fine American who proudly served and a good friend. I am thankful for having known him.
Joe you stand relieved and Rest In Peace my old friend.
May 6, 2021
Worked with Vicki for 15 + years and met Joe a few times. Great family and I know they were very happy together. So sad and way too young! Prayers for the family and stay strong.
May 5, 2021
Joe and I taught Drilling Control Systems at NOV. Joe was a great instructor. Everyone in his class was captivated by his ability to hold their interest. Everyone from floor hands to managers enjoyed Joes classes. He was, as you know, in great demand to teach in many remote locations.
Having said that, what I will miss most our the lunches we had to discuss NOV and other world issues.
May 5, 2021
Vicki and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jose and I served together in 3 different commands while in the Navy. Joe was a great guy and a good friend. The world is a lesser place without him. He will be sorely missed.