Don Conlee Jr

Don Conlee Jr., 41, of Navasota, and formerly of Bryan, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 5 to 7pm Thursday, Sept. 19, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan. A Celebration of Life is set for 3pm Friday, Sept. 20, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan. Pastors Bob Richers and Jennifer Webber of First United Methodist Church in Bryan will officiate.

Born August 25, 1978, in Bryan, to Mark and Cathy Conlee, Don lived in this area for his entire lifetime, only recently moving to Navasota. Don was a graduate of Bryan High School and has worked as a Technician III in the Department of Petroleum Engineering for Texas A&M University for the last nine years. He was also a master jeweler as he enjoyed creating and inventing. He was an outdoorsman and avid hunter of deer, dove, and armadillo. Don especially enjoyed jet skiing, waterskiing, scuba diving and being out on the lake with friends and family. He loved working with his hands whether it was creating something new or fixing something old.

Survivors include his loving parents, Mark and Cathy Conlee, of Bryan; sister and brother-in-law, Kelli and Bobby Griffin; nephews, Rob and Ryan Griffin; and numerous extended family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family extends an opportunity to donate in memory of Don to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. We love you Cathy, Mark, Kelly & family. You are all in our thoughts and
    Don was a brilliant young man and we are grateful we got to know him.!
    Our love is with you!
    May the lord hold you in the palm of his hands.
    Mary Beth & Hartzell

  2. I am shocked and sad to learn that my former 5th grade student, Don Conlee Jr passed away. He was an excellent and conscientious student. I have many wonderful memories of him. May he rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to the Conlee family.

  3. Dear Cathy and Mark my heart aches for the loss of your son. May God keep you close and walk with you through this sad sad time.

    Our love,

    Donna and Franklin

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Don. Harry and I are praying for you that God will comfort and give you peace through these trying times.

  5. All of us in the Fay and Allen family are grieving with you. Don and Andy were still friends after all these years. Many great memories. Prayers for your family.

  6. Kathy, Mark & Kelli
    Your all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Don was a very sweet young man and one we all remember well

    The Nigro family

  7. While I did not have the pleasure of knowing Don, my heart is saddened at the loss of a Red Cross brother. I pray that God will sustain his family through this time of heartache.

  8. You and your family have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful son, Don. He was a great guy and a real pleasure to know. Mike just said “Don didn’t talk much but when he did he had something to really say.” Please know that you all will be in our prayers as you go about the coming difficult days without him. May Our Gracious Father give you peace and strength. Unfortunately, we are out of town; consider yourselves hugged really really hard. Much love, Mike and Susan Beal

  9. I am so very sorry for your loss. I spent so much time with Don when we were in high school and he was always such a kind, caring person. I will cherish the fun memories we had. My heart is broken for you all. Please know that our family is praying for each of you and love you all.

  10. Its so sad to hear about the death of Don Conlee Jr. he will be missed by many including us volunteers. May he rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to the Conlee family. May God keep your entire keep strong in this difficult moments.

  11. Our sincerest condolences to the Conlee family. We both grew up knowing Don in school and have nothing but good memories of him. We know he will be sorely missed by many.

  12. Cathy, Mark, and Kelly,
    Our hearts are breaking for you for the loss of your precious son, Don. Words just cannot express how saddened we were to hear this news. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy as well as our prayers for you and your family during this tragic time. God rest his soul.

  13. Mark, Cathy and Kelli

    I just heard the news of Don’s passing. My heart goes out to you and may God give you strength throughout this difficult time.

    Chuck Albrecht

  14. To the Conlee Family,

    I was sad to hear of Don’s passing. I only met Don at one of our Red Cross Meetings not to long ago. I really never had the chance to work with him. Words are never enough but I hope that his memories will live forever in your hearts. Please know that we are here should you need anything.
    Praying for your family and friends.

    God Bless

  15. Cathy & Mark,
    Charles and I just heard about Don’s accident. We are so very sorry that this has happened. You and your entire family are in our prayers. Please try to let God’s love come to you through his people on earth as they hold you and help you through this hard time. You have our deepest sympathies. We love you both.

  16. Mark and Cathy,

    Trent and I just heard about your tremendous loss. We are so very sorry and pray you both find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love and blessings to you both,
    Trent and Bethany

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are thankful we were associated with him in American Red Cross.

  18. I was so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We went to high school together. Praying that God will provide peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time.

  19. My heart breaks for the loss of your son. A life cut short, but rest assured God knows our day and time and chose to call a beautiful person home. The video was so beautiful made. What an amzing man! God bless and comfort you.

  20. Kathy and Mark, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family. May God bless you with comfort, strength and love during this difficult time.

  21. We are so very sorry for the loss of Don! Our hearts ache for you and we know the pain of losing a child! May God send you comfort in the happy memories you have!

  22. Don was a wonderful man…I had a wonderful chance of being friends with him in high school. My heart goes out to your family as your grieving for your loss of your son. I will always remember that Don was kindhearted and had a beautiful soul. I know he is in Heaven and he is watching over you. May God bless you during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Mark, Cathy, Kelli, and family,
    Our hearts are breaking for you at this very sad time of your loss of Don. We know that there are no words that can take away your pain. We are praying that God will comfort you and strengthen you.

  24. I was so sad to learn that Don had passed away. I remember him as such a kind friend to all, and my favorite dance partner at Cotillion. Your family is in my prayers!

  25. We are so sorry for the loss of your Brother and Son. Our prayers are with you to give you strength in the days and weeks ahead.

  26. Mark and Cathy, Kelli and extended Conlee family,

    We are stunned and saddened at Don’s passing. He will be missed by all who ever encountered him… such a sweetheart ! God bless and keep you in the days ahead.

    Jan & Alan Lee

  27. I wanted to express my condolences to you at this time. I am praying for you and your family, friends, and the many others who are mourning his absence. We are grateful that Don chose to serve the needs of others with us at the American Red Cross. We honor his time spent doing that selflessly.

  28. Mr. and Mrs. Conlee, Kelli,

    I can’t believe it. Don was such an amazing person. I can remember helping him cater BBQ like it was yesterday. Late at night, on Aggie Parents weekend, Don would teach me how to season, cook, and cut BBQ. I still cook brisket the same way. I can’t tell y’all how appreciative I am for what I learned from Don. I am so sorry. I can’t believe it.

  29. I am so sorry Cathy and Mark. I don’t know if y’all remember me , but I worked for y’all 7 years . I can remember Don and Kelli coming to the store and fixing there lunch some times and they were the sweetest well mannered kiddos. I will pray for your family.

  30. Mark and Cathy, Cheryl and I extend our most sincere and heart-felt condolences to you and your family on the tragic loss of your son, Don. Life is so precious, and all to fleeting. We can, however, take solace in the fact that Don now lives with the angels in the presence of our ever loving Lord. We have no doubt, not a thread of doubt, that you will see him and be with him again.

  31. Conlee Family:
    My heart aches for your family. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will wrap His loving arms around you and hold you tight as you go through this time.
    Many prayers, big hugs and much love to all of you.

  32. Hello. I have the bar the Dizzy Llama in Navasota. Don would occasionally stop by for a couple of beers and was the sweetest man ever. He always kept to himself unless spoken to. It was obvious he was super smart. Such a nice guy. Anyways, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all.

  33. Dear Mark, Cathe, and Kelly,
    I cannot imagine the heartache you feel right now. My prayers are with you!!! I know God understands all your pain and sorrow. He is with you through all of this. He too has wept in deep sorrow. I am so sorry I did not make it to the funeral. I wanted to be there to give you a big hug and weep with you! Don was so sweet and caring and a good friend through junior high and high school. I was blessed to know him. I enjoyed getting to know him in Bible study. I was comforted to hear he was a Believer and know one day will meet again. Love you all!!!

  34. Mark and family … I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God he looks just like you did Mark. I know he was a great son and a great man. I know you are fiercely proud of him. I know his namesake and your Mama were very proud of him too, and I know there is a big Conlee reunion in heaven right now. God bless you and your family with a peace that passes all understanding as he keeps you all comforted and protected in the palm of his mighty hand.

    I love you all and your sisters too, and give them my warmest thoughts and wishes when next you see them.

    Dickey and Martha Barron

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