Darrell Campbell, former local business man, died unexpectedly Monday, June 2, 2014. He was 52 years old.
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Darrell was born Oct. 3, 1961, in Austin to Martha Nell Campbell (nee Richards) and Monte Carroll Campbell, deceased. He grew up and graduated high school, class of 1980 in Canon City, Colo. He attended The University of Southern Colorado, Baylor University and Texas A&M University class of 1987.
With a gifted mind for business, Darrell was a true entrepreneur turning ideas into successful companies. He started his first business VideOmega while in college at Texas A&M and never looked back. He went on to be a leader in the business community and mentor to many. His numerous businesses include: CableTime, Autolocal.com, TVTime, Cablemart.com, Natural Composites, College Station, High Country Metal Buildings, Box Office Video, Buena Vista, Colo.; EveryCarListed.com Tyler; Partner in RVE Friends, Ltd, College Station; Partner in JD Investments, Bryan and Partner in CT Cattle Company, Hearne. Darrell served on several corporate board of directors including: First National Bank, Bryan, and TCA Cable, Tyler. He lectured on entrepreneurial leadership at a number of universities. He was proud to be a business owner who by providing jobs allowed people to provide for their families.
He was committed to community service as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, and spent countless hours leading youth sports, participating in church missions, and discipling others.
While reaching many pinnacles in the business world, the most important thing to Darrell was his family, but his family didn't just include those related to him. He had "family" in everyone he met.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved bird hunting. He was never more excited than the flush of a covey of pheasant as he walked through the corn fields. However, he was even more excited when he could help a new hunter get their first bird.
Darrell hated bullies and fought for those who couldn't fight for themselves. He saw the injustice in the world and used his resources to end them one person at a time.
He was a bright star in this world but he knew this was not his home. He trusted Christ at a young age and knew without a doubt that his true home was in heaven. He looked forward to the day he would take his trip there.
Surviving are wife of 23 years, Barbara Lynn Campbell (nee Montgomery); daughters, Mollie Elizabeth, 17, Madison (Maddie) Patricia, 12; son, Mark Anthony Victor, 16, all of Hearne (Blackjack); mother and stepfather, Martha and Bill Atchison, McAllen; brothers, Mark Carroll Campbell and wife Bunny (Laura), of Buena Vista, Colo., Dr. Neil Anthony Campbell and wife Beth, of Yoakum; stepbrothers, Carey Atchison, of Austin, Craig Atchison, of McAllen, Jeff Atchison and wife Kyra, of Tuscola; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Mont and Juanita Richards, McAllen, and OA and Zella Campbell, Mission.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m, Saturday June 14, 2014, at Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 State Highway 6 South, College Station, with Pastor Brad Evans officiating from Grace Bible Church, College Station. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday June 13, 2014, also at Christ United. Interment will be in Davenport, Okla.
Flower delivers may be made to Christ United Methodist on Friday June 13. In lieu of gifts or flowers for the family, they would ask that you make a donation to the Brazos Christian School Growth Fund, Brazos Christian School, 3000 West Villa Maria Road, Bryan, 77807.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 8, 2014