Robert Douglas Campbell, Jr., 81, passed away on January 8, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Robert was born on February 15, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas to Robert Douglas Campbell, Sr., and Dorothy Frazer Campbell.
A funeral service will be held at New Covenant Church; 1604 Central Texas Expy, Lampasas, TX, 76550 at 10 am, Saturday, January 22, 2022, with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas. Visitation will be at Sneed Funeral Chapel; 201 E. 3rd St, Lampasas, TX, 76550 on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm.
Robert grew up in Lampasas, Texas, and graduated from SAS, a private school located in Tucson, Arizona in 1959. After high school, he attended the University of Tucson, Arizona. In 1973, Robert was awarded the first United States National Metallic Silhouette Champion and he was also a long-standing member of the Tucson Rifle Club and National Rifle Association.
Robert was also a very accomplished photographer and his photographs have been disseminated in publications and ads in countries throughout the world. His photography has appeared in fine art exhibitions at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Nature Conservancy, the International Wildlife Museum, the Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, and far too many others to mention. He was published in editions of Arizona Highways Magazine over many years and awarded the cover of Field & Stream magazine, and presentations in many other publications. Robert was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK in 1998. He has altogether over 250 thousand slides, photos, and digital images in his library of photos dating back to the early '70s. Robert's goal is to present God's creation to mankind through photography.
Robert has published books on photography, poetry, cooking, and many other interests over the years. In his later years, Robert became an avid acrylic painter and has painted many landscapes, birds, reptiles, etc.
Since early childhood, Robert has enjoyed his family ranches; the OJ and the Blanco Verde. Robert raised cattle, goats, and had many horses throughout the years. Robert loved to spend time with family and friends riding horseback through his properties, trail riding, fishing, and hunting. Robert taught his grandchildren to ride horses and drive off-road vehicles, and trucks on his ranches.
Robert was a member of Five Hills Cowboy Church and enjoyed leading fellow members in trail rides for charity on his ranches.
Robert is survived by his wife Melva Garrett Campbell, whom he married in 2004 in Cave Creek, Arizona.
Robert is also survived by daughters with his first wife, Joyce Campbell; Lyn Campbell and husband, Jim Mizera and their three children, Kimberlyn, Michael, and Katelyn, Robin Campbell and her husband, Dave Porter, and their three children, AJ, Logan, and Ashlyn all of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also survived by Melva's children, Todd Ingram and Elisa Rance Schroeder, Timothy Ingram and wife, Kim, and Faith Beck and husband, Aaron and their children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to The Mayo Clinic (Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, please visit their website for details https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/cancer
Condolences may be left on Robert Douglas Campbell Jr.'s online guest book at https://www.sneedfuneralchapel.com/obituary/robert-campbell-jr