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Juan Campos, M.D.

January 16, 1948 — December 10, 2021

Juan Campos, M.D.

Dr. Juan Manuel Campos, at age 73 was peacefully called by the LORD to his eternal rest, surrounded by his wife and children, at his Kerrville residence on December 10, 2021.

Juan was predeceased by his son Javier Moises Campos, MD (Tiffaney) on August 31, 2021, his father Victoriano Campos (2018) and his mother Victoria Suarez Campos(2014).

Juan is survived by his wife of 50 years, Esther L Campos, Joaquin, PhD, (Erica), Rebecca, Monica Bowers-Campos Dr PH, (Paul), 7 grandchildren who were the delight of his life, 4 brothers Victor (Darlene), Atanacio, (Sarah), Daniel (Lucy) and Carlos, MD, (Isabel) and 1 sister Maria Elena Ramirez (Richard).

Juan claimed several Alma Maters: Schreiner College (1967-68), UT Austin (BA Microbiology), Baylor College of Medicine (MD), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, (Family Practice Residency Program), Pan American University (Masters in Business Administration) and Texas A&M University (Masters in Public Health).

After finishing his Family Practice Residency program in San Antonio he moved to the Rio Grande Valley and served as a medical community leader for 40 years. His practice included delivering countless babies, assisting in surgeries and advocating for his patient’s health through education and hands on treatments. As a medical professional Juan enjoyed learning every chance he could and joyfully shared his knowledge with patients, the community and even pharmaceutical representatives. He had an avid interest in Border Health initiatives and involved himself at the local, state and national level to improve the quality of health of the population in the border region from Del Rio to Brownsville, Texas. As President of the Hidalgo-Starr Counties Medical Society he spearheaded the organization to help reform tort legislation and was victorious in passing House Bill 4, the Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Act of 2003 and Proposition 12. On November 2009 he was named the Mc Allen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Physician of the Year and continued to received many other distinguished recognitions at the local and state levels. He traveled to Austin and Washington D.C. as a voice advocating for the quality of life and health issues predominant in the border region. Many people recognized him as a leader for public advocacy and was well respected by many of his peers in the medical community.

He served in the Army reserves as a Major and in 1997 he was activated to serve as a Field Surgeon during Desert Storm.

As busy as he may have been as a leader in the medical community, Juan never gave up on his other passion…gardening. He became a graduate of the Master Gardener Program from the Texas A&M Extension office. He took pride in his “green thumb” and many people were able to enjoy his fruit of the labor. Many trees in the community were planted with trees from his tree farm and many friends, neighbors and strangers enjoyed the harvests his garden produced.

Even with all this activity, Juan always had time for his first Love: following Jesus Christ. He lived the Biblical model of leadership and at Dios Con Nosotros, Edinburg, Texas, the church he had membership for many years, he joyfully participated and led the men’s Bible Study on Saturdays. He previously had memberships at First Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels, and Iglesia Union Cristiana of Mc Allen, Texas.

Visitation for Dr. Juan will be held at Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway, Kerrville, Texas, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 with a Memorial Service following at 6:00 pm. Masking will be required.

Burial will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am , at Garden of Memories Cemetary, 3250 Fredericksburg Rd, Kerrville, Texas

Condolences may be sent to P.O Box 294027 Kerrville, Texas 78028

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.

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