Robert was born in Dodge City, KS to Forest Campbell and Ida Latimer and he died at home in Bellevue, WA. Bob spent much of his youth on dairy farms in California and Washington. He graduated from Central Washington University. In 1958 he married JoAnn Nestor in Washington.
Bob attended University of Iowa Medical School then served as a general physician in the U.S. Navy. His psychiatry residency was at the U. of W. He practiced psychiatry until 2022.
He was a skier, hiker, backpacker and runner who enjoyed gardening, woodworking and reading books about science and nature.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Wanda Shields. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, two daughters, Diane (Steve Moline), Karen, and grandchildren, Ellen and John Moline.