Derek Michael Brennan

Derek Brennan, 31 of Bryan Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Caldwell.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6 to 8pm at St Michaels, 2402 South College Ave. Graveside services to celebrate his life will be at 10am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bryan Texas. Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Derek was born to Patrick Brennan and Mary Ann Mushro Johnson in Bryan, Texas. He had a great fondness of the outdoors. He liked to spend hours being embraced by the amazing beauty of God’s creation. He liked biking, being a guitar player, practicing different recipes looking for the perfect blend of flavor. He was known for being the last to finish eating as he savored each bite. Derek was fascinated with woodcarvings he would make. He was so gifted as an uncle to both Cody and Adam; they were his world. He got an associates degree from Blinn College in Bryan Texas. He studied at North Texas State University where he became a licensed Pharmacy Technician and Certified Teacher. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents Robert and Phyllis Brennan and Mary Lou Mushro.

Surviving Derek to carry on his life legacy are his mother Mary Ann Mushro Johnson, his father Patrick Brennan and wife Elizabeth; his brother Jordan Brennan and wife Amy Rose ; his nephews Cody and Adam; his grandfather Jerry Mushro; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

Expression of condolence can be made at


  1. Patrick and Jordan, we are so sorry for the loss of Derek, Our condolences and thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May he forever Rest In Peace and Heaven. Derek say Hi to my daddy and Roy for me….. Rest Easy Derek.

  2. My sincerest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Diana

  3. My sincerest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Diana

  4. Mary We are so sorry for the devastating loss to you and your family. God be with you all during this difficult time.
    Love from your friends here at work.

  5. Mary, words cannot express how lost I feel for you and your family-I’m praying that you and your family will continue to be strong and realize that death is not the end in my opinion it is the beginning :no more crying, no more dying ,brand new bodies, no more aches/pains>I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.
    John 14:1>6
    Love ya
    co-worker Dorothy Shannon

  6. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Keep all his memories close to your heart,
    and may his love & wishes for you fill your days.

  7. Patrick, Liz, and zJordan, I am so sorry for your loss. He looks just like you Patrick and he will be missed but never forgotten. I love all of you so much and I am heart broken over this as I am sure all of you are. You ate in my thoughts and prayers. Love you dearly. Cathy

  8. I send a condolence but I don’t think that it went through. Patrick. Liz, and Jordan, my heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I love you all very much. I Aldo want Patrick to know that I could never ask for a better brother than he is. I love you Patrick with all of my heart. Your precious son has left thus earth way too soon, but you will always carry his memories with you. He was a wonderful, kind, caring ,young man that will be remembered by many. I don,t know what else to say except for that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and that I love you very much. Love your sister Cathy

  9. Patrick, I know you and Alan have spoken this week but I still wanted to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand while you endure the days that lay ahead.

    Sending Our Love, Prayers and Hugs !!

    Alan and Marianne Divora

  10. Patrick and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son Derek. Wishing you strength to sustain you during this difficult time, and healing that soothes both mind and spirit. Our prayers are with you.
    Aunt Evie Mudrock & family

  11. Patrick and Family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your son. There aren’t words enough to comfort you at this time. Do know in spite f distances our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Sharing your loss,
    so many thought are
    with you now.
    Remembering all the
    good times with you.

    With our deepest sympathy.

  13. Mary, My heart felt prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that Derek is in the loving arms of our maker. I know that he will be with you in spirit always. May God bless and guide you through this.

  14. You have our deepest condolences. Though the memories are not abundant, they blaze bright in my mind. May Derek rest in peace and may you all remember the great moments of your time together.

  15. My heart breaks to know the pain you are all going through but please take comfort knowing that God needed another special Angel and Derek is who he chose. We love you all very much and will make sure that Cody and Adam always remember their Uncle Derek and how special he was.

  16. My heart sank for all of you when I heard this sad news. My hearts are with all of you during this hard time. Derek will be looking down from above always smiling at each one of you! Our prayers are with you.


  17. Dear Mary,
    This is so against the natural order of things. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to meet your Derek. I know that he must have been a very friendly, kind, compassionate and loving like his mother. I can see your smile in his eyes. (in the pictures above) I pray that God will bless you and comfort you and your family during this very difficult time.

  18. I had just heard and did a search. So very heartbreaking. Patrick and your entire family, I am so very sorry to hear of this. I wish you all the best and my deepest condolences.

  19. Dear Pat, Mary, & Jordan

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Derek was an amazing son, brother, and friend to many people and will be deeply missed. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers during this incredibly difficult time, God had a special plan for Derek and I know that he touched the lives of many around him. I pray that He provides you with His amazing peace and comfort during this time. Thinking of all of you. Sally