Myron Anthony Campbell (Mac) was born in Houston, Texas on January 18, 1951 to Andy and Lena Campbell, both deceased. Myron accepted Christ during his early years. He began his peaceful journey to be with the Lord on June 21, 2020.
Myron grew up in the Sunnyside area of Houston, Texas, and enjoyed attending St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School and Crispus Attucks Junior High. He was the youngest member of a family of 7, with 3 brothers and 1 sister. As a young boy, he was quite imaginative and inquisitive which made him very proud Boy Scout member.. He later met his wife of 39 years, Gwendolyn Dianne Grovey (who preceded him in death), through a mutual friend and was quickly smitten with her. He enjoyed taking her to high school dances at Worthing High School. The couple would go on to share a loving relationship; to their union three children were born - Adrienne Michelle, Nicole Janine (Roderick), and Myron Anthony, II (Marlena).
In December 1972, Myron moved from Houston to Los Angeles, California. Eager to settle into the Golden State with his young family, he quickly began working as an auto mechanic at Skip's Automotive. While there he honed his skills in auto repair and quickly became the "go-to" for engine repair and all other things mechanical. In 1977, Universal Studios Hollywood came knocking. They were seeking to retain his mechanical acumen to work on movie sets and theme park attractions..
Several years later, he went on to follow in his father's footsteps by forming M.A.C Enterprises - a trucking company that offered transport of various items. His business quickly became a success as he secured multiple contracts with international shippers, such as Mitsubishi and Mitsui O.S.K Lines.
Myron was a natural entrepreneur and had gone on to open several other companies. In the 90's, he became the cofounder of California Vehicle Processing Service - which was also another successful service business that was well known throughout the city, and ultimately nationally recognized.
Myron expanded his business portfolio to include M.A.C. Towing (A tow truck service}, Campbell Limousine (limo rentals), and RTS Charter which offered charter bus service to a wide variety of business, universities, and church groups of the Los Angeles Community.
Beyond his professional achievements, he became an ordained minister which built the foundation for the great impact he ultimately made on people and throughout the community. He co-founded Los Angeles Agape Outreach Ministries, a highly successful Christian organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and serving churches of the Los Angeles community. Myron received numerous awards and recognition through his direction of LA Agape including national recognition by the US Senate, the Governor of California, state congress, Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Chief of Police, City Council and The City and County of Los Angeles for outstanding service and leadership in the community.
Despite the tremendous work he was already accomplishing in the city, he knew he could do more. In 1998, he wanted to help solve the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse happening in the community so he formed Reality House: A substance abuse organization aimed at rehabilitating those impacted by addiction. In addition to ministering to the client, the program provided for the "whole person" through counseling, medical assistance, room and board. This allowed participants to reconnect with family, go back to school and start their lives over.
As you can tell, Myron was a community pillar. On any given Sunday morning you could find him (along with his fellow ministers) providing meals and ministering to the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles - picking up those in need by the bus full to be spiritually and physically fed.
After retiring, Myron moved back to Houston in October 2000. While living in Houston, his generous spirit did not stop, as he continued to help his family and friends. He was considered a “man’s, man,” and was able to connect and have an impact on others by using his own life experiences and ministry to help shape, guide, and turn individuals in a better direction. He made an impact on individuals from all walks of life, and always saw the best in you. As a living welcome mat of encouragement, Myron would tell you that you didn’t have to be perfect or walk a straight line in life. And if you’ve ever fallen down, he would remind you that you could get up, dust yourself off and get back up. Ask anyone that knew him and loved him - they'd speak of the impact he had on their life.
Thirteen years ago, and after the two became widows - Myron started a new chapter in his life with Erselle Rattler. They shared common interests in travel and meeting other people, which led them to purchase an RV and join "Texas Sojourners" RV club. As members, they explored and enjoyed each other's company while traveling to places such as Washington D.C., Florida, Myrtle Beach, and enjoyed their Annual trip to the King’s Biscuit Blues Festival.
As compassionate and giving as he was, he found his most important role in being a family man. Family always came first - and he made sure that he served, protected and provided. His children will always remember his example and display of leadership, fearlessness and protection.
He leaves to cherish his life, a loving companion and best friend, Erselle, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, Matthew Anthony Cochran, Aaron Alexander Cochran, Brandon Campbell Parrish, Savannah Nicole Parrish, and Maiya Anne Campbell, 1 brother, Earnest (Mary) and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
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