Donald Woerz

Donald E. Woerz, 77, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday April 3, 2018. Don will be honored with a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at Central Baptist Church in College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.

Don was born July 10, 1940 in Covington, Oklahoma, to Rufin and Anna Woerz. He was the third of four children. His father was a pastor and his mother was a homemaker.  His home was a Christian home, and he gave his life to Jesus Christ at a young age.  He attended high school in Ft Worth, TX and in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  After graduation from high school he went to Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated with a B.S. in zoology.  Following college he attended the Grady Vaughn School of Physical Therapy at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  He was a Licensed Physical Therapist and worked in Dallas.  Later he and his family moved to Altoona, PA where he worked there as a therapist for 4 years.  Later, he and his family returned to the Dallas area and he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School of Physical Therapy, where he served as Clinical Coordinator.  In 1979 he moved his family to Bryan, TX where he served on staff at The Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center for 29 years.  He was a member and deacon at Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Sharon Kott Woerz; sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl and Anne Woerz, Eric Woerz, Bret and Valya Woerz; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Everett Watkins, Dorothy and Maynard Seaman, Mary and Fred Ayers; and grandchildren, Storrie Woerz, Jennings Woerz, Campbell Woerz, Dmitriy Kosilov, and Melanie Woerz.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Hope Pregnancy Center, or to the Children’s Wing at Central Baptist Church.


  1. I am deeply moved by the passing of one of my mentors. Don was like a big brother at the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center. He passed on knowledge beyond understanding. He will be missed greatly to all lives that he has touched. RIP friend. Prayers, love and hugs to Sherry and the family. Lovingly, Mary Mayer-Carson

  2. We are so saddened to hear about Don’s passing. In his career as a Physical Therapist spanning over three decades, he changed so many lives! A wonderful life lived serving others. We will always lovingly remember you, Don! Our prayers and thoughts to the family. Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center Team

  3. I had the privilege of knowing Don during my time a BVRC. He was always welcoming, with a tremendous heart, and instinctive knowledge base in healing. We are blessed to have known him and having him touch our lives. Prayers and love to the family.
    Marie Reedy

  4. So sad to hear of Don’s passing. He was our leader in the singles class I attended at Central years ago, such a sweet, gentle Godly man. Sending condolences to his wife Sharon and all the family.

    State College, PA

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don was such a sweet, kind man. We all loved seeing him come into the barber shop. He will be greatly missed.

    The Barber Shop

  6. Sharon,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Don helped Louie with physical therapy many years ago at Brazos Valley Rehab.