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We are sad to report that we lost a dear friend and former sponsor of WFLA’s Home Improvement Show. He was a wonderful, generous man and we will miss his voice on the air. Here is his obituary from Newcomer Funeral Homes.
Robert (Bob) Campbell, was born June 28,1953 in Detroit at Grace Hospital. His parents, William and Miriam had 3 children ,William, Bob and Cindy. At 6 months old his family moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1959 they moved back to Sylvan Lake, Mi. He completed his education at West Bloomfield Schools.
Shortly after high school, he worked in the flooring department in JC Penney . It was at this time Bob was married and had three sons, Ryan, Christopher and Brandon. He was then recruited by Marv Berlin to come work at New York Carpet World . Bob started out in sales and then worked his way up to district supervisor of the Detroit area stores. He remained at New York Carpet World in the Metro Detroit area until New York Carpet bought out a chain of stores in Florida. It was at this point that Bob divorced and later married Nancy. Bob was then transferred to the Orlando area to Open the New stores. Not long after, NYCW the stores were bought out by Shaw Industries and then was sold to the Maxim group. During this time, he had 2 children , Kristine and Nicolas . Shortly after, the stores were closed and with a wing and a prayer that is when Bob and Nancy took a leap of faith and opened up their first store, Creative Floors, in 1999 on East Colonial in Orlando. Then, in 2000, the Casselberry location was opened, and in 2007, their 3rd location was opened in south Orlando.
Bob enjoyed Nascar, Detroit Tigers baseball, his new Harley Davidson, surfing with Nick, boating and water-skiing. His major accomplishment was being an amazing father, son, brother, husband, and friend.
After putting up a valiant fight with cancer, Bob will be forever in our hearts. We want to thank our families, dear friends, and colleagues for the tremendous outpouring of support.
Bob is preceded in death by his Father, William Campbell. Surviving family includes his Wife, Nancy N. Campbell, Mother, Miriam Campbell, Daughter, Kristine J. Campbell, Son, Nicolas Campbell, Son, Ryan Campbell, Son, Christopher Campbell, Son, Brandon Campbell, Sister, Cindy Thelen, Brother, William Campbell, and a host of other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 895 S. Goldenrod Road in Orlando. Family will be gathering with friends at the funeral home prior to service from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family, Hospice of the Comforter or Back To Nature Wildlife rescue. Donations can be made online at Btnwildlife.org. In comment section please add Bob’s name. It can also be mailed to: nature wildlife, PO box 4117, Winter Park, fl. 32793.