Richard Wendell Campbell, 86, of Tomball, Texas was born on May 26, 1935 in Nelson, Nebraska. He proudly enlisted and served in the United States Navy from 1954 - 1974 where he served as a sonar tech and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Following his military service he owned an arcade game room, was a game service repairman and electronics professor for over 40 years. During that same time, he was a beloved community member of the Oak Forest Neighborhood.
To his children & bonus kids he was Daddy, Dad or Pops.
To friends and family he was “Dick”, to his grandkids he was “Grandpa Dickiedo”, and to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, he was a fun loving, joke telling self anointed comedian who could make even the grimmest face crack a smile. With a love for laughter, he was an avid fan of anything Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for decades. In his more personal life, Richard was a long standing member and student of The Rosicrucian Order (AMORC); he loved science, astronomy, and anything that intrigued and expanded the mind. He was more than an intellectual, he was a seeker of wisdom and understanding bearing grit and integrity on broad shoulders.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Willard Campbell; mother, Katherine Campbell; sisters, Marjorie Garrett and Santa Campbell; and brother, Dale Campbell. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Maren “Missy” and Michael Cook of Tomball, Texas; son, Douglas Campbell and fiancé Christopher Romero of San Diego ; granddaughters and their spouses, Brandy and Michael Schiber of Wimberley, TX, Margaret and Bryan Bennett of Fort Mill, SC, and Stephanie and Kenith Farmer of Cave Springs, AR; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Schiber, Brayden Bennett, Bradley Bennett, Fletcher Farmer, Anderson Farmer, Rosemary Farmer, Braxton Bennett, Everett and Hudson Schiber; bonus children , Lisa Jackson, Lisa Ann Slaughter, and James Cordova. Sister Beth Hruza and husband Bob of Dayton Wyoming. Life long friend and ex wife Elaine Campbell.
His family and friends find comfort in knowing that his love, his laughter, and his memory lives on in the heart of everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. And as he would say “ Live long and Prosper. “
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Richard. LVX
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