Duyane Joseph Rust

Duyane Joseph Rust, 79, of Bryan, passed away Sunday January 11, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bryan. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. A rosary will be held Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home with a visitation from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Duyane is preceded in death by his wife Leona Beverly, daughter Linda, brother Paul, and sisters Helen and Maxine.

Survivors include sons, Jeff Rust, of Bryan, Mark Rust and wife Ellie, of Bryan; daughters, Leslie Rust, of Missouri, Kathleen Cooksey and husband Alfred, of Thailand; brother, Bob Rust, of Houston; sister, Rita Zimmerman, of Houston; and one grandchild.


  1. I was so sorry to hear of D.J.’s passing. My heart goes out to all of you and my thoughts will be with you in the coming days and weeks.

    My memories are inter-laced with the good times Davis and I had with Bev and D.J. and getting to know all of you.

    Although I am unable to attend visitation or the services, my heart will be with each and everyone of you.

  2. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank ‘D.J.’ for serving our country during the Korean Conflict? Because of your service – other young men – women we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed Be With You ‘D.J.’

  3. On behalf of my late dad Jerry Knight, our thoughts – prayers are with you and your family, daddy always thought so highly of DJ – his knowledge of pretty much being able to fix anything.

  4. I just wanted to take a moment to share my fond memories of Great Uncle Duyane. Although I only met him a few times, his memory will always bring a smile to my face. I will never forget the time we were in the hospital in Gregory with my grandmother, Helen (his sister). Duyane had driven all the way from Texas to visit and brought a beautiful flower for her. He brought us many happy memories as we shared some time together before Grandma passed away. Love and prayers to the family. Stacy, daughter of Don Tietgen

  5. Ron and I are so sorry to hear about DJ. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Ron worked for DJ for several years and had a special love for DJ. He will be mised by us. Jeff, please call us if there is anything we can do to help. 979-776-9620.

  6. Dear All of Duyane’s family,
    I was so very sad when I read Bob’s note about the death of Duyane, I was still trying to comprehend the death of Maxine and then this news came. My heart goes out to each and everyone of Duyanes family and his friends. There has been so much sadness and loss in Uncle Charlies’s and Aunt Agatha ‘s family these past two years. And I too have lost my husband just recently.
    In my daily prayers I ask our dear Lord to please touch us all with his loving arms and keep us close.

  7. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of this very special person. Remember him well from visits with he and Bob. He was an exciting person to be around.