Curt Campbell was - in the words of Joe Walsh - just an ordinary average guy. But to those
who encountered him, Curt was nothing close to ordinary. Everything he did, he did with
precision. Christmas lights - the exact same distance apart. His yard - his work of art.
Curt passed away in his home on Monday, August 1, 2022. Curt - the youngest of four
children - was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to William and Margaret Campbell on
September 12, 1955. He graduated from Grapevine High School in 1974, worked during the
day, and went to night school at the University of Texas at Arlington; then moved on to
Stephen F. Austin State University where he received both a Bachelor of Science and a
Master of Science in physical education and English. Curt began his career as a coach and
teacher in Douglass, Texas in the fall of 1979. He then moved on to Mexia where he coached
and taught for three years. After a brief career in financial consulting, Curt realized his
calling was in education. He returned to coaching and teaching in Lockhart, where his girls’
basketball program was very successful and generated a number of collegiate players. After
seven years in Lockhart, Coach Ron Mills convinced Curt to move his family to Brenham
where he coached girls’ basketball and taught English until he became the lead counselor for
Brenham High School in 1998. Curt finished his thirty-seven-year career in education as the
lead counselor at Montgomery High School. During the last seven years of his life, Curt
worked at Saddlehorn Winery doing a variety of things he truly loved including making
wine, bottling wine, and selling wine; but mostly, Curt loved working with his friends Steve
Curt is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Tracy Macmanus Campbell; his two loving
daughters and their husbands, Marie & Travis Meier and Christine & Andrew Cmajdalka;
and his three beautiful granddaughters, Rose Meier, Harper and Hadley Cmajdalka. His
mother, Margaret Kohoutek, his sister, Wendy Campbell, his brothers, Wayne Campbell and
Bruce Campbell. His brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and a number of nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William Campbell, and his father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Jerry and Caroline Macmanus.
A special thank you to the caregivers of Hospice Brazos Valley: Haley & Courtney.
A visitation with the family will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street,
Brenham, Texas, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 4:00-6:00 pm. A celebration of Curt’s life
will be held at the Saddlehorn Winery Event Room on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street,
Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.