September 19, 1939 ~ April 3, 2022

Joe Lopez Jr., 82, of Bryan, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 2 pm with the Rosary recited at 3:30 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2022, both at the funeral center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm, Monday, April 11, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the interment to follow in Bryan City Cemetery. Rev. Msgr. John McCaffery, long-time spiritual leader, and friend to the family will officiate services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Joe Lopez, Jr. was born on September 19, 1939, to Joe and Lena Lopez in Bryan, Texas. Joe started working at an office supply store in Bryan long before the term big box retail was created. He stayed on through three company buyouts and at least four bosses. He always had a saying that the key to working long and hard is to love the job and keep a good attitude. Along the way, Joe got married and raised a family. He was married to his loving wife, Theresa for 53 years.

Joe was an amazing and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He always taught us to work hard and supported us all throughout the many accomplishments and difficulties of our lives. He treasured his two grandsons and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as a grandfather. He had a kind-hearted personality and always made people around him laugh. Joe had a passion for music. He loved spending time listening and dancing to Tejano music. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Joe managed his illness with strength and grace and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his family, whom he adored more than anything in the world.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Lopez Sr. and Lena Lopez Liscano; step-father Porfirio Liscano; siblings JoAnne Holland and Jesse Liscano.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Velasquez Lopez; his daughter, Erika and husband, Gilbert Castillo Jr.; two grandsons, Eric and Aaron Castillo; brother John Oliver Lopez.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation (


Visitation: April 10, 2022 2:00 pm - April 10, 2022 3:30 pm

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


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: April 10, 2022 3:30 pm

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


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: April 11, 2022 1:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

Interment: April 11, 2022 2:15 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Our most sincere and sorrowful condolences to all the Lopez family on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather, a great and loving man. We will all miss his sense of humor that he always had and the wonderful memories when he visited us in Georgia. We are sure God received him with open arms into heaven. Joe is now resting in peace and suffering no more.

  2. Mrs. Castillo,
    Our most sincere and sorrowful condolences to you and your family on the loss of Mr. Joe. May he rest in peace.

  3. Sending our Love to you Aunt Theresa! and to Erika, Gilbert, Eric and Aaron Castillo–We will be keeping You All in our thoughts & Prayers. May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Uncle Joe….Amen.

    from Bubba & Zelda Martinez & Family

  4. Very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort knowing he is resting in the arms of our Lord. Peace be with you all. Sending my love

  5. Theresa, Erika, Gilbert, Eric and Aaron. I am heartbroken. Joe was always greeting us with a smile no matter where he saw us. We feel as if we are family. To my extended family much love and much prayer. Rest in the arms of Christ Joe. Well done!!

  6. To our extended family Theresa, Erika, Gilbert, Eric and Aaron, we are heartbroken. Joe was so loving towards us and always looking out for our best interest. We will be forever grateful to him for sharing his family with us. Now Joe rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. You will be missed. Sending love and prayers to the Lopez family.

  7. Times like this can become dark and empty, but through faith in god and family support the light will again shine through and onto your life.

  8. I worked with you at BVDC back in the day. My condolences to you and your family. I remember him as such a good dad to your daughter, Erica. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. You will truly be miss, the times we sat and listen to your music and eating popsicles, those
    memories I will always remember. But now you in the arms of the Lord and you and him can
    listen to your music together.

  10. I knew Joe when he worked for Engineering & Office Supply. Joe was a very sweet, endearing person. He could always be counted on for a smile, a wonderful, positive attitude. God bless Joe, and all of his family & friends. You all are in my prayers.

  11. My dear friend Joe had a great personality and a passion for what he did. Joe was very helpful, he taught me so many things when we worked together at Engineering Office Supplies. His knowledge encouraged me to learn about the drafting & printing business. His mentorship helped my career in Dallas tremendously, thank you Joe, could not have had my success without yours. My condolences to Teresa and all the family.

  12. Sweet Uncle Joe was a fine Christian man. I remember him always being soft-spoken and kind. Treated my Aunt Theresa and his daughter, Erica Jo with so much love and care. He loved his grandsons Eric and Aaron, and his son-in-law Gilbert, dearly.

    He used to tickle me on my kneecaps when I was a kid. Made me laugh so hard. My parents, my brother, and I went on family trips with the Lopez family. I had to ride in the front (if not I would have car sickness) he was always so patient with me listening to Elton John songs over and over on the 8 track. LOL

    Such fond lovely memories. I will miss you Uncle Joe with my whole heart and soul. Give the big man a hug for me. Love forever, Jackie CRUZ as you always called me.

  13. Theresa, Erika and family, I just recently learned of Joe’s passing, when our son Christopher brought his son (our oldest grandson} Zachary from Plano to visit TAMU for a recruiting visit for potential scholarship to the Aggie baseball team. Chris spoke with Ms Nieto, as I understand.
    I truly regret that I did not stop for a visit, as I did several radiation testing trips to the TAMU Cyclotron, however the testing and schedule was intense, and my only off hours were early, early morning.
    Our prayers for you Theresa and Erika and all family.
    Joe and y’all were the most special neighbors Jean and I EVER had as I chased a career around the country. Through you and Joe we actually became part of your extended family!! That was VERY special, and I have many, many special memories of bbqs, Christmas celebrations, Erikas first communion, etc!!! Our prayers and thoughts are with y’all.
    Thank you to Joe Lopez and family for so many special times while I was going to school!!!
    Love y’all
    Barry and Jean Willits
    Willits’ Ranch LPoH, llc
    Hotchkiss CO

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