Robert Eldon Cameron, 67, passed away at his home in Branson, Missouri, on Friday Nov 25, 2016 after his fight against cancer.
He was born on March 14th, 1949 in Linz Austria, moving to the United States when he was five years old, with mother Elisabeth Lindlmeier Cameron and father Ben Cameron to Miami, Oklahoma. While growing up there, he loved going fishing with his dad and was also involved in scouting, achieving Eagle Scout Status. As well as winning his weight class in Golden Gloves Boxing. He graduated Miami High School with the class of ’67 and then attended N.E.O. Junior College until he enlisted in the Navy in 1969. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War until 1973. Afterwards he attended and graduated college at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he lived for 30 years. He worked in new home sales until him and his wife Cynthia, relocated their family in 2003 to Branson Missouri, where he worked in sales for Bluegreen Corp. for over 12 years. His exemplary work ethic, integrity and honesty were the hallmark of his reputation throughout his sales career; which garnered respect from his clients and co-workers alike. He was devoted to his family and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and a good friend to many. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Cameron and seven children. Damian Cameron and wife Rita, Tyler Cameron and wife Trista (all of Albuquerque New Mexico). Amanda Haas and husband Jonathan (currently serving in USAF in Brisbane Australia). Alicia Summers and husband Andy of Salem, Missouri. Ashley Wright and husband Jonathan of Kirbyville, Missouri. Austin Cameron, student at UMKC Music Conservatory in Kansas City, Missouri. As well as his youngest child, Audrey Cameron of Branson Missouri. His parents, Elisabeth and Ben Cameron and sister, Elizabeth Sawyer (all of Miami, Oklahoma). He was ‘Papa Rob’ to thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
So that others may benefit, he selflessly donated his body to medical research. Afterwards, he will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Veterans Cemetery, south of Springfield, Missouri. This will take place near the summer of 2017 at a time to be announced at a later date.
Rob, had a great sense of humor and loved to tell a good joke that would bring a smile to others. He is, and will always be, greatly missed.