Henry Lee Campbell, Jr.

Henry Lee Campbell, Jr, 81, of Lacy Lakeview, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Funeral Service: 11 AM Saturday, February 15th at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 500 Turner St. Waco, 76704.

Burial:  Doris Miller Memorial Park.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Friday, February 14th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

On January 3, 1939, Mr. Henry Lee Campbell, Jr. was the first son born to Henry Lee Campbell, Sr. and Ms. Ester Ruth Holmes-Campbell in Marlin, Texas. Henry was the second of 12 children. He attended primary school in Harrison’s Switch, Texas and secondary school at A.J. Moore High School in Waco, Texas. After leaving high school in the 11th grade to join the military, Henry served three years in the US Marine Corp and was honorably discharged. Following his military service, Henry recognized the limitations of not obtaining his high school diploma and returned to school to obtain his GED. He continued his education completing studies in Dental Technology at Texas State Technical Institute and receiving an Associate Degree in Nursing at McLennan Community College. While he was working and raising a family, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Tarleton State University. Henry worked as a registered nurse at the Veterans Administration for over 35 years.

Henry was a family man. He and his wife, Mrs. Louretha Williams Campbell, were married for 52 years. In addition to raising his family, Henry was also active in the community as a coach for youth sports. He coached football, baseball and summer track for many years. He enjoyed attending sporting events and watching all types of sports on television. Many of those whom he coached still today refer to him as “Coach.” Henry’s other hobbies included fishing and signing on to his CB radio as “Batman.”

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9pm, the Lord called Henry home as he passed away peacefully following a life well-lived with many close family and friends by his side.

Henry confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and was baptized by Pastor Loree Grimes of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Later in life, he became a member of Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and supported the church up until his homegoing.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Debbie L. Richards Trotter, three sisters Adrena, Lula Mae and Eddie Mae.

He was cherished and loved by many, including his lovely wife, Louretha: four children – Raymond “Chuck” Wilson (Josephine), Henry L. Campbell, III (Kim), Christopher L. Campbell (Andrea) and Erreka Campbell; four sisters – Helen Hall, Ruth Estelle (Artee), Kathy McCoy and Marilyn Cleveland; five brothers – Louis (Pearlie) Campbell, Leroy Campbell, Melvin Campbell, Roosevelt Campbell and Cecil (Linda) Campbell; thirteen grandchildren – Desmond (Mika), Nicole (Emilio), Chardria, Princeton, Kendall, Kayla, Jazmyn, Malik, Mekhi, Malcolm, Chuck, Tanikwa (Joshua), Deon (Evelyn); and eight great-grandchildren – Chloe, Spencer, Ethan, Ejay, Princess, Joshavia, Trinidy, and Chummulle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Henry L. Campbell, Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o McLennan Community College. CLICK HERE for Link.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Life well lived

  2. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Campbell and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Iris Gilmore-Hurst and Reba L. Gilmore and Families

    To Sis. Campbell and family,so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you comfort and strength through your memories of Bro. Campbell. We love you all and may God bless and keep you.

  4. Lived the dash. Prayers extended to the entire Campbell as you celebrate his life and legacy.

  5. Praying for your peace and comfort in this difficult time. May God bless each of you to cherish the memories of your loved one. I see that Henry was a man of many talents and loved his family. God’s blessing and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sorry for your loss he will be truky missed praying. For the famiky love you guys stay strong.

  7. Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time. May God bless each of you to cherish the memories of your loved one. I see that Henry was a man of many talents and loved his family. He was a great nurse and cared for his fellow veterans when they were in need. God’s blessing and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. My deepest condolences to the family and I will keep you in prayer. Henry was a true friend to my father. They can now talk cb talk in heaven together.

    Sincerely,
    Delta Polk

  9. On 94B night shift, we fought, we fussed but I could never stay upset with Henry. He was a great nurse and a greater husband, father and grandfather. He is loved and will be missed.

  10. Hi Mrs. Campbell, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sherri L. Benson-King

  11. Allen B Lewis, Sr

    Our condolences and prayers are with the Campbell family. May God continue to strengthen and keep each and everyone of you.
    Rev. Allen Lewis and Frankie M Lewis

  12. Sands/ Morrison Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God’s grace and mercy bless and keep you. So thankful for his life and legacy.

  13. Morrison and Sands Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God’s grace and mercy bless and keep you. So thankful for his life and legacy.

  14. Mrs. Campbell I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  15. My heart and prayers will continue to go out for Henry’s family in the coming weeks. Their precious Christian life will sustain the family during this time with God’s blessings on them all.

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