James Maurice Campbell, age 67, reunited with our Lord and Savior on November 11, 2020. James was born on June 19, 1953 to Maurice and Virginia Campbell in Kingsville, Texas. He was raised in Bishop, Texas and attended school at Bishop ISD. In high school, James was an excellent basketball player and received the nickname “The Gnat” from his opponents. After graduation in 1971 he went on to pursue a degree in Business from Texas A&I University Kingsville. While a student, James worked for Krogers Groceries. James then moved to Houston Texas for a couple of years and worked at Big and Tall. He then returned home started his career at Wuensche Grain Elevator where he became a grain superintendent. Any employer and coworker would say that James put in 110% into every job he had no matter the circumstances. He was a hard worker and went above and beyond in all task. In 1979, James married Becky Jo Campbell and had two sons Scott and Clay. Around 1994, James began his own painting company “Campbell Painting” were he painted homes for Gallagher Homes and Holiday Inn Hotels. It was then that he met his beloved Irasema Campbell. At that moment, James’ family grew. He became an instant step-father and “Honey” to Marchee, Joshua, and Chante. James and Irasema were married on July 3, 2004. James and Irasema had a dream to be close to their family and create a legacy. Thus, they decided to open Senor Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. Senor Jaime’s opened its doors in October 2007 and has been a success ever since. James spent most of his days working at Senor Jaime’s from early morning until late night creating and maintaining his legacy. He was passionate about the business he and his wife created and poured his life heart and soul into it.
James was an avid golfer and loved spending his free time golfing, reading or simply being with family and friends. All who knew James describe him as a genuine gentleman with a big heart. His chartable efforts and service to the community thru St. Cyril Methodius Church, the Catholic Diocese and his involvement with the Mary Grett Transition Center are what James was passionate about. Family and friends will remember James’ love for everyone and his ability to find the good in every person that crossed his path.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father Maurice and Virginia Campbell and his sister Peggy Deviney.
He is survived by his first wife Becky Jo Campbell; two sons Scott (Aaron Leann) Campbell and Clayton Campbell; his current beloved wife Irasema I. Campbell; children Marchee (Derek) Jones, Joshua (Linda) Flores, and Chante (Dustin) Warner; his 7 grandsons Aidan, Caleb, Logan, Lucas, Benjamin, Wyatt, and Alexander who will cherish each moment they were able to share with him; brother Kenny (Martha) Campbell and sister Linda Sue Van Slyke.
Visitation will be held from at Seaside Funeral Home and Memorial on Monday November 16, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church.
Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are: Clayton Campbell, Scott Campbell, Joshua Flores, Dustin Warner, Derek Jones, and Aidan Silvas.
Please continue to support James’ legacy at Senor Jaime’s Mexican Restaurant by giving us the opportunity to continue to serve the public and community.
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