December 5, 1973 ~ February 3, 2021

Born in: Springfield, MO
Resided in: College Station, TX

Brandon David Strope, 47, of College Station, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Visitation will be 2-4 pm Sunday, Feb.  7, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. His life will be celebrated and honored at 2 pm Monday, Feb. 8, also at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center with Certified Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating.

Brandon was born December 5, 1973, in Springfield, Missouri, to Michael and Deborah Strope. He is a 1992 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School. Brandon was the proud owner and founder of Anything Painted and Collision Repair, 3609 S. College Ave., in Bryan.

One of Brandon’s greatest loves was being out on the lake, which he developed a passion for early in life, spending time at lakes with his grandparents in Missouri. But this all was second to the fierce love he had for his family, including his wife, three children and two grandchildren.

You would be hard-pressed to find him and his wife Karen apart, and he absolutely loved watching his son Brodey play sports. He also treasured the little moments, like picking up Brodey each day from the bus stop. He greatly valued family time with Karen, Brodey, his daughters Jordan and Morgan and his two grandsons, Gatlyn and Roy.

Brandon was intensely loyal to his family and to his wide circle of friends, and he had boundless energy. He also never met a stranger. With his ice-blue eyes and his crazy sense of humor, he was truly one of a kind with a heart of gold. He always had a good story to tell and a laugh to generate for everyone. A kid at heart, Brandon enjoyed his guns, racing, toys, and gadgets, like drones, remote control cars and boats, a potato gun, golf carts, whatever other latest gadget he may discover, and his most recent purchase, a Segway. He also enjoyed a good cigar before being diagnosed with congestive heart failure last year.

Brandon opened Anything Painted in 2015 after spending a long and distinguished career in auto paint and repair in the Bryan-College Station area. Known as the “color match king” and a paint perfectionist, Brandon was an artist and was widely recognized in the industry for his talent. Last year, Anything Painted was awarded a “2020 Best of Bryan Award” in the category of Auto Body Shop, for which he was immensely proud. He opened Anything Painted with just one auto bay and, by 2021, had greatly expanded and had 5 people on the AP team.

Brandon and Anything Painted were selected to work with The Ford Motor Co. on a new, custom baby blue and orange Shelby Mustang in the original Shelby colors. Brandon and his shop also were picked by Hennessey Performance to custom build and paint a VelociRaptor 6X6 for Texas singer, songwriter and rapper Post Malone. Each hand-painted item on the truck was a replica of the tattoos on Malone’s face.

You may have seen Brandon proudly zooming around Bryan-College Station in his beloved black diamond edition CTS-V Cadillac with the license plate, “CADZ11A.”

Survivors include his loving wife Karen; son Brodey David Strope; daughters and sons-in-law Jordan and Evan Harris, and Morgan and Winston Johnston; parents, retired police Chief Michael and Deborah Strope; sister and brother-in-law Leigh and John Wolff; brother and sister-in-law Ryan and Allison Strope; brother and sister-in-law Gene and Lisa Norman; two grandchildren, Gatlyn Johnston and Roy Harris; and numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Services

Visitation: February 7, 2021 2:00 pm - February 7, 2021 4:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Room
Celebration of Life Tribute: February 8, 2021 2:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Room

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  1. A true friend who never judged, always supported, and who was truly interested in others well being and happiness. You will be sorely missed.

  2. Rest in Peace Brandon
    He was loved by all , for the short time here you touched a lot of hearts . You are gone but never forgotten .

  3. Always loved to see Brandon’s smiling face. He was a genuine person and was always interested in helping others.
    You will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace in God’s Glory.
    Love you, brother.

  4. Our hearts and prayers go out to Karen, Brodey, and all the family. We will miss seeing his joy as he watched Brodey play ball. Rest In Peace.

  5. Lighting a candle in your honor sweet friend. There are no words to express how much you will be missed.

  6. I knew Brandon through Melanie Winslow and Jeff Isham. Fun loving always smiling guy.
    Prayers to his family!
    Linda Winslow Kunz

  7. Remembering a day when Brandon was learning to ride horseback and a high school senior. The horse was fresh but realized Brandon was green, so the horse was fairly well behaved. That was until Mike mounted and the horse became less well behaved. It knew the difference between a child and an adult.

    Deepest sympathies on the loss of Brandon. Sending prayers for your peace and understanding.

  8. Karen
    We are so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. You and Brody are in our thoughts and prayers
    He took his last breath on Earth and his next breath in Heaven.
    RIP Brandon, you are at peace.

  9. Rest in Heaven, Brandon. You will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs to Karen, Brodey and the rest of the Strope family.

  10. Debbie and Mike. We are devastated to hear about Brandon. Such good memories with your family! Love to you all. Cindi Fournier

  11. prayers for a loved son, father, grand-father, and friend. I met Brandon once when he worked on my fiancé’s truck and he was the coolest dude!! Always smiling, and was so friendly. Morgan is also a friend of mine. Sending so much love and prayers to this family.

  12. The entire Strope family is in our thoughts and prayers. Brandon was one of the really great guys in our industry and he will be truly missed.

  13. May you Rest In Peace Brandon … we will keep praying for Love, Peace Comfort & understanding for Your Family. Psalm 34:18

  14. I still can’t believe that you’re gone. I’m really going to miss our conversations! May you Rest In Peace brother!

  15. Mike and Debbie, we are so terribly sorry for the loss of your son. We never met him but knowing you two he had to have been a great guy. God bless you and your entire family.

  16. Karen and all of Brandon’s family:
    The news devastated me and many others. Brandon truly was the guy that lights up the room when he walks in. I loved to be around him. He was always the life of the party. He is going to be missed by many. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth

  17. I am so sorry to hear this. Karen, I didn’t really know Brandon, but I really feel like I did by reading things from you. My heart and prayers go out for you and your family. ❤

  18. Brandon,

    We got to speak 3-4 times on the phone each week. We would talk some about business but all too often, we would discuss the failures of our youth and the triumphs of our days ‘of Old’.. Our conversation would always end with a “You the man!” exchange and a laugh. Always.
    I’ll miss those talks, Bro.
    “You tha Man, B”

  19. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you, Debbie and your family for peace and comfort in the coming days. Hugs❤

  20. Brandon was a really great guy. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every conversation or interaction we ever had and they were never short. He will be sorely missed. My heart and prayers go out to his loved ones. What a true loss.

  21. He was genuine. 24 carat! Loved Jesus! And his family. Looking forward to seeing him again! In Gods time.
    What else is there to say except he was devoted to his family and friends!
    I am proud to count him as a friend and brother in Christ!
    He deeply loved his wife and children.

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