OBITUARY

Stephen Bryant Campbell

September 7, 1976November 18, 2018
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Stephen Bryant Campbell, 42, the beloved son of Patty Campbell, passed away on November 18, 2018 in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born on September 7, 1976 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He lived in Rogers most of his life.

Stephen attended school in Rogers from kindergarten through high school. He was a member of the 1995 Rogers High School Graduating Class and a member of the RHS Soccer Team. He attended the University of Arkansas where he studied business for 4 years. He loved to travel and had been to Europe, Mexico and Canada. Stephen enjoyed floating and canoed on Spring River near Hardy, where his Great Grandmother Jones had a cabin. He was a vegetarian and was concerned about the welfare of animals.

Stephen lived with mental illness for the last part of his life, and did so with courage, dignity, humor and hope. He was a kind-hearted, loving and compassionate man. Stephen found peace through meditation and calming music. He was a wonderful son, who loved his mother, family and friends. He would ad lib and made his mother laugh often. He was his Mother's joy. His Mother is proud of how he fought to regain and maintain his mental health. He was an advocate for the mentally ill through the example of his courageous life.

Stephen is survived by his mother, Patricia Jane (Peterson) Campbell of Rogers; his Uncle Robert (Patty) Peterson, Jr. of Virginia; his aunts, Roberta ter Kuile (Chris) of North Carolina, Nancy Rains of Florida, Lillie Downs (Ben) of Texas, Helen Downey of North Carolina, and Maggie Gignilliat (Matt) of Georgia; many cousins and friends; and his precious dog, Blue. He was preceded in death by his dog of 14 years, Greenlight.

His mother wants to thank all the unknown individuals, who tried to rescue Stephen at the accident scene. Although your names are unknown, your actions were heroic and give her comfort.

A Celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 307 Elm St, in Rogers. A private burial will be later at the Bentonville City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rollins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org, or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Jane Campbell, Mother
  • Robert Peterson, Uncle
  • Patty Peterson, Aunt
  • Roberta ter Kuile, Aunt
  • Chris ter Kuile, Uncle
  • Nancy Rains, Aunt
  • Lillie Downs, Aunt
  • Ben Downs, Uncle
  • Maggie Gignilliat, Aunt
  • Matt Gignilliat, Uncle

Services

  • Celebration of His Life Saturday, November 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Stephen Bryant Campbell

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Pam Willis

December 1, 2018

My deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved son, Patty. I remember Stephen fondly, as well as what a devoted mother you were, from when I served as school counselor for Westside Elementary. May God's mercy and love comfort you in your grief and may all the memories you shared with Stephen be your companion in the years to come.

Pam Willis

Pat Church

November 24, 2018

Stephen was a fixture in our house when our boys were in high school, along with all their friends. He was a sweet, kind boy, who was always welcome in our home. After the boys graduated and most moved away, Stephen would drop by every few months just to see us. He continued doing this all these years. He had been here only about a month or so ago. He never stayed very long. I guess he came to see that we were okay, and we could see that he was, too.

Patty, we are so sorry for your loss of Stephen. I watched his memorial in photos and could see that he had a large, loving family. Some of the photos reminded me of Stephen as we first knew him in high school, that smiling cute boy, who showed up one day with a Mohawk haircut. Those photos allowed me to relive some very good memories of our boys back then. Ryan called me to tell me about Stephen. He had been called by another friend. We had been out of town when his accident happened. We are all shocked and saddened by his death. Rick and I will miss Stephen and his visits. You and he are in our prayers.

Nancy Payne

November 23, 2018

Patty,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers If there is anything you need or I can do for you please let me know. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it for the services, but will be thinking of you and your family.

Harold Bland

November 23, 2018

Patty....Sincere regrets for your sad loss of Stephen ! Sad too, I am a bit ill at the moment so will be unable to attend his Service, Best to you.
Gene Bland

Calvin Ellis

November 23, 2018

Dear Patty, Phil Merritt and I are so sad for your loss. I'm glad I got to meet Stephen as a young man. We both have many memories from our years of working together with you. We hope you are OK and always treasure the time you had with Stephen.

Calvin and Phil

Jerri Skaggs

November 23, 2018

Patty, we love you & were fortunate to have known Stephen too. He was brave and the face of courage in facing his illness. We will be forever bonded as friends in having someone we love that has dealt with mental illness. Thank you for all you have done to help others and being such a great Mom to Stephen. He was loved by many and his kindness touched us. John and Jerri Skaggs

Nancy Rains

November 23, 2018

Stephen was a gently soul and loved to be on Spring River.
I remember, Stephen looking for the turtles on the River.
He loved his family!
Love you!
Aunt Nancy

Dan & Judy Castor

November 23, 2018

So very sorry for your loss, Patty. Our heartfelt condolences to you, and prayers of strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Rachel Neugin

November 23, 2018

Patty I am so so sorry.My heart hurts for you.You are in my prayers for comfort.
Please know I am thinking about you as you go through this heartbreaking time.
💔 Love you

Tina Merritt

November 23, 2018

I always enjoyed going to concerts with Stephen, since he was 17, he was very kind-hearted, and I will miss him.