Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1971

Pat Campbell PATRICK JOE "PAT" CAMPBELL, 58, of Sonora, TX, passed from this life on April 4, 2012 with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Pat was born April 14, 1953, in Ranger, TX, where he grew up and began his life of volunteerism. While still in high school he followed his grandfather's footsteps and joined the volunteer fire department. Max Ohr, his grandfather, served the Ranger VFD as chaplin from its inception until his death at age 75. Pat graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1971. In May of 1775, Pat took his lifetime friend, Butch Bollinger (RHS-1974) as his wife. He received his EMT Certification later that year and they moved to Sonora where he quickly began serving with Sutton County EMS. He achieved his EMT- Intermediate level in 1996 and then his EMT-Paramedic. He joined the Sonora VFD where he served in that capacity until his death. He wrote many grants which have awarded Sonora VFD much of the equipment in use at this time. For 37 years Pat served his community through volunteerism. He helped pioneer EMS training in Sutton County and the surrounding area. Through his efforts, many have been trained, encouraged and lead to the same paths of service that Pat believed in. His love for his community meant that if you called-Pat responded-no matter the time or what he was doing. After serving as the director of Sutton County EMS for many years, Pat went to work for the Texas Dept. of State Health Services as an EMS Specialist in EMS Compliance. His many accomplishments include: Life member and Past Master of Dee Ora Masonic Lodge #715, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Suez Shrine Temple in San Angelo, member of the State Fireman's and Fire Marshal's Association of Texas, Gene West Memorial EMT of the year 1988, Sonora VFD Fireman of the year 1995, Mayor's award of excellence 1996, Gene West Memorial EMT of the year 2001, Sonora VFD Fireman of the year 2010, Sutton County Game Dinner Associ- ation President. Pat touched many lives not only with his hands, but also with those of all the others that he has inspired over the years. Pat was much loved and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Francis Ohr (RHS-1944); and father, Morris A. Campbell (RHS-1943). He leaves behind his wife of 36 years Jaye Harlene "Butch" Campbell; three brothers, twin Michael Ray Campbell (RHS- 1971) of Laredo, James Morris Campbell (RHS-1981) of Irving and Brian Lee Campbell of Belton; sisters by marriage Kim Jackson (EHS-1980) and Mary Beth Hensley (EHS-1982), both of Tuscola; many nieces and nephews; and his four-legged rescued children, Sophie and Pedro.