Jose Cruz Briones

December 9, 1941 – September 22, 2019

Our beloved Joe Briones, 77, resident of Bryan, Texas, was called to our Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 22, 2019. A visitation will begin at 1pm, followed by a Memorial Service at 3pm, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center.

Joe was born to Jose and Rosa Cruz Briones in Austin, Texas. An independent man, he was very much a self-starter in many areas of his life. He married his childhood sweetheart, Janie Arrellano Briones and together they created a house into a home. Joe was determined to be the provider for his young family. He was a model of hard work and diligence. His children mentioned “we are all good hard-working people because of our Dad”. If dad gave you a nickname it was a sign of endearment. Joe was willing to be first in helping others regardless of what had to be done. He was truly a wise man and a great listener to his family and friends, offering them words of encouragement through tough times. We will miss our green thumb of the family and incredible gardens he grew. Mrs. Briones mentioned that Joe was a great man, a good husband, a loving father, and one who adored all his grandchildren. Joe really loved God; he embraced the servant’s heart serving throughout the church wherever he was needed as a band member, gardener, maintenance and usher. Our dad took pride in caring for the House of the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Janie Briones; his children Joe A. Briones, III, Roy Briones and his wife, Cecilia; Carlos Briones and his wife, Amy; Charlie Briones and his wife, Michelle; Anthony Galves, Teresa A. Gutierrez, Esther Trujillo and her husband, Tyron; and Sylvia B. Estrada and her husband Danny; his brother Alford Briones; his sisters, Connie Sorrano, and Susie Galvez; his thirty-seven grandchildren, seventy-eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

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  1. Popo Joe, no words can describe how we feel right now. You have impacted our lives with your kindness, love and gentle spirit. You had recently shared so much about missing your mama and papa and I know that you were so happy to be with them once again and most importantly Jesus. We will miss you and thank of you everyday till we see you again. Please tell my daddy that I miss him everyday too and we will see you both again in Heaven….

  2. Dad I love you very much I have no control of my heart and the tears that run down my face and the sadness that come with the pain if I could of just hold on to you a lil longer but God had other plants for you dad I love you papi I love you very much …

  3. My beloved Tio will be truly missed .. Love you Too and will always remember the good memories and you are with God watching over your family and you’ve received your crown . I Love You Too Joe

  4. Dad it’s me Teresa you will be greatly missed my precious Daddy of my heart ❤️ there will never be another man to ever take your place because there is no one like you Dad. You taught me so many things in life and that’s what I want to always remember of you Dad I will miss giving you those big hugs & kisses on your head. When you left Dad you took a big piece of my heart too, but you will forever live in my heart Dad, but please don’t worry about Mama Dad we will watch over her for you she will be well taken care of ok Dad you blessed her with 7 4 Sons & 3 Daughters so please don’t worry about Mom Dad ok. This is not goodbye Dad but I’ll see you later ok I know you’re watching over us all Dad, I love you now then & forever Dad. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Love Teresa

  5. Dont no where to start with a man that did so mush to mack sure everything was possible in life. Thanks DAD for everything u did. You did great job raising your family n thanks for Correcting us whin we got out of line. Cuz of u we are something today. I give thanks to the good Lord for keeping you around to see all your family Have some kind of accomplishment in life. We r proud of you DAD. U Were given life n sent for a Mission n u Accomplished it u did what God sent for. U where Tired n in pain Hated to see that. The family from the other side saw the same pain. Its was time To go Home DAD. Until we meet again DAD

  6. My condolences to my aunt Janie who always been there for my father trine family and Jose Briones for helping me threw losing my parents and siblings thank you for everything you did tio yo-yo “ and tia Janie you will be miss truly “ Jose Cruz Briones give my father and family a huge hug from me until we meet again

  7. Our condolences to the Briones family. Sis. Janie, Carlos and Amy you are on our thoughts and prayers. Losing our parents is rough, but time will heal us. Love you guys!
    Abel and Minnie Delgado.

  8. Uncle Joe I will miss you forever. You’ll be in my heart thank you for everything. since my daddy died you were like a dad to me I love you so much every time I see you I see my dad because you look just like him
    my dad. every time I see you I said I love you Uncle Joe and you said I love you too that meant a lot to me I am
    proud to be your niece now you’re in heaven with my dad my uncle Trini my uncle Alex so now all four of y’all are in in heaven talking. sitting next to the to the Lord .y’all got so much to talk about and don’t forget to talk to tell them about the family each family. don’t forget that Blas there too he love you so much telling I said hey
    . don’t worry about Aunt Janie she’ll be in good hands I will visit her and your family .love you forever

  9. I thank GOD for the opportunity to meet such a sweet man I know you will be dearly missed here on earth but I know in heaven your whole and complete again with no more pain or suffering and you can dance on streets of gold and sing with the angels and best of all see JESUS face to face wow you ran your race well and now get to hear those precious words from your Heavenly FATHER well done my good and faithful servant,welcome home!

  10. My Uncle Joe Briones ❤️ RIP , You were a Godly man Tio, As a Little girl my Dad ,Pete Briones Sr. Had special place in his heart . You being the youngest of siblings , I could tell that Dad had a special place in his heart for you Tio. Dad always had you with him every where , And would take time too visit you and your families. You great Uncle you showed us Love and caring for niece’s and nefew’s ” which you had alot of us around , you showed us kindness and love . You will be missed Tio. Now your in God’s hands and souranded by your our grandparents Rosa & Joe Briones Sr. & Your Brothers ,Pete ,Trine, Alex, I’m sure there Bless too see you . My Condolences too my Tia Janie who I loved so much and my Cousins . God be with you all. Cousin ,Linda Briones , Apologise not being there Tia Janie & Cousins. God be with you’ll .

  11. I will miss a great man who I am proud too call mi dad..u been there for worry about everyone, u made time to spend with everyone. You walk in a room,first thing I notice that beautiful smile on u..thanks God for having my dad Joe briones for this long..don’t worry about mom we will always be there for u dad

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