Charles William Bezan

charles bezan

August 25, 1943 ~ November 22, 2023

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Charles William “Billy” Bezan, 80, passed from this life on November 22, 2023 in his home in Bryan, Texas. Billy was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 25, 1943 to his parents William Bezan and Ann Zoch- Weber. He was raised and lived in Houston, TX eventually retiring in Bryan, TX. He proudly served in the Navy which started his great love and passion for cruises and traveling. When he was not working, he loved to spend his time with his family and beloved dogs. He also loved to do wood work which he was exceptional at.

He was a loving and most dedicated father and husband, always taking care of the loved ones in his life making sure everyone was well taken care of and loved.

His encouragement and advice were always a comforting asset/word to his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Jean Smith- Bezan. His son Steven Bezan and wife Fara Bezan, step- daughter Sherri Landry. Six grandchildren: Diane, Alexandra, Ethan, Evan, Bella, and Ariella. Three great grandchildren: Gatlin, Brynnley, and Dexter.

He will be missed greatly by so many.

His caring nature and never ending commitment to keeping his family strong encouraged all of us and gave us hope for tomorrow and what tomorrow will bring.


Funeral Service: December 3, 2023 2:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss! Charles will be greatly missed – he always had time to smile and wave or stop to chat!

    We are out of town and ill not be able to be with you all for the service, but you are all in our thoughts and prayers! If you need anything at all, please let us know!

  2. In all my days in the ten years that I worked with Charles I never thought he would leave this earth. I loved Charles so very much. He was a very dedicated man and never ever met a stranger. I am so happy that I ran into him at the grocery store just a couple of weeks ago. We got to catch up on what was going on in each others lives. He loved and cared for his wife Jean for a very long time. I know Jeans heart is just broken. I went out to see them as much as I could and bring them goodies. I will miss you too Charles. Go rest now and know you will be missed very much.

  3. Mr Charles was such a sweet caring man. I enjoyed all of the years that I had the privilege of working with him. Such great memories. Prayers to his wife and his family.

  4. I had the pleasure or working with Mr. Charles at Cognizant for several years. Visiting with him at lunch was the highlight of my day. He enjoyed sharing stories about his grandkids. He will be missed by many.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family. I worked with Mr. Charles for a long time. Mr. Charles will be greatly missed.

  6. One day God will bring you all back together, forever ! I’m so sorry for the sadness & pain that comes with losing your beloved Papaw! Big hugs and all my love !

  7. Charles was a special person. I worked with him for over 10 years at SourceNet, BNY-Mellon, Cognizant Tech. He was reliable and always had a positive attitude. I do not ever remember of him speaking bad about another person. Likewise, I never heard anyone say anything negative about Charles. My wife and I were lucky enough to have visited Charles and Jean at their home on Planters Loop. Every time I drive down FM 1179, when I pass the water tower, I look down Planters Loop and wonder what Charles was up to. His wife, children and beautiful dogs were so special to him, and he was always talking about them. I enjoyed the times we spent together at lunch and was shocked to hear of his passing. To me, he was always a picture of health. Rest easy Charles, you’ve earned it and will be missed by the many people who you have made smile for so many years.

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