Robert J. Campbell Posted: 2019-01-09 10:26:05

Robert J. Campbell

Obituary

Robert J. Campbell, 79 of Huntley, formerly of Hoffman Estates, died peacefully January 3, 2019
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, IL., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to OrphanNetwork https://orphanetwork.org/
Bob was born September 2, 1939 in Oak Park, Illinois the son of Archie and Eleanor Campbell. He worked for DeBeer Co. for over thirty years as National Promotion and Sales Director. He truly loved and enjoyed his job, so much so that he came to be know as “Mr. Softball”. He was a first year inductee into the Chicago 16 inch softball Hall of Fame. On January 24, 1998, he married Barbara Peterson Hatch. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him. In His retirement, he created the Bob Campbell Sports Ministry. He gave baseball/softball clinics, sharing God’s love with the kids. Bob’s favorite mission trips were to Hawaii, Nicaragua and to Cuba.
Bob’s life verse was: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-12.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Campbell, by his children, Scott and Rick Campbell Campbell, and his step children, Jonathan (Jasmine) Hatch, and Kristi (Rick) Stempien, by his grandchildren, Phoebe, Duke, Lovey, and Freya. He is also survived by Meredith Mengler, the mother of Scott and Rick.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Thomas.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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The Marmions 2019-01-09 12:04:08

Barb, much love and many prayers for you and family.

The Wilken's 2019-01-09 14:14:46

May God's love and blessings be with you and your family. Bob was a friend and we'll miss him.

Rich McIntyre 2019-01-12 18:30:10

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our families have so much in common growing up, as his dad, Archie, and our dad, Dick, started the Awana program at our church; Central Avenue Baptist Church. Plus, we had the best outfield in Chicago with Bob in LF, me in CF & my older brother Larry in RF. You are now with your Lord and Savior, Bobby! We're right behind you.

Jean Stone 2019-01-19 22:21:12

Barb, you were blessed to have a very special life with such a good person. The world has lost one of the best. God has you & the family in his loving arms for comfort & healing. Sincerely, Jean

Jean Stone 2019-01-19 22:21:58

Barb, you were blessed to have a very special life with such a good person. The world has lost one of the best. God has you & the family in his loving arms for comfort & healing. Sincerely, Jean