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Roy Robert Campbell, III, age 59, died unexpectedly October 27, 2012, after a brief struggle with esophageal cancer. Roy was born February 28, 1953, to Roy and Marie Campbell of San Antonio. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School and then received his BBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he met the love of his life, Debbie Reiners Campbell. They were married in 1975, and after living and working in Dallas for six years, they moved to San Antonio in 1981, where Roy opened the branch office of Joyner Mortgage. Roy spent his professional life in the financial world. At one point, he was the envy of all his friends and impressionable nephews when he co-owned PFL Industries, a railroad car refurbishing company. He joined Frost Bank in 1999 and was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Wealth Management. Roy was a devoted member of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and as a senior high Sunday school teacher. He was also instrumental in developing the Laurel Heights Youth Center, which today mentors over 150 inner-city children. Roy was Chairman of the Board of Methodist Healthcare Ministries and later served as Board Chair of the Methodist Healthcare System. He was an active member of the Texas Cavaliers, the Order of the Alamo, the San Antonio German, and the San Antonio Country Club, where he enjoyed his weekly golf partners and his "boot camp" workout buddies.
Roy will be remembered for his wit, his willingness to share his opinion, and his bow ties. He was deliberate and meticulous, but most of all, compassionate. For the past 22 years, Roy was a sober, active, grateful participant in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, living with the sure belief that the Twelve Steps are the most intentional pathway to God's grace. He mentored and touched the lives of countless people, and he practiced the principles of the program in all his affairs. Roy was preceded in death by his father, Roy R. Campbell, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Debbie; his mother, Marie; his sister, Elizabeth Yerxa and husband, Charles; his brothers, Nick and his wife, Genny, and Will and his wife, Stacy. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, his aunt and uncle, many cousins, and loving friends and business associates.
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
LAUREL HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
227 W. WOODLAWN
Rev. Jim McClain officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, or to the
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