Joseph Robert Nelson

joseph nelson

March 15, 1964 ~ September 27, 2022

Born in: Fort Worth, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Joseph Nelson, 58, of Bryan, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in Bryan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2022, with his funeral service at 11am, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, both at the funeral center. Interment will follow in Rest Ever Memorial Park in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Joseph Nelson was born in Fort Worth, Texas to his parents, Juanita (Fleming) and Joseph Robert Nelson, Sr, on March 15, 1964. He graduated high school in a small East Texas town. He graduated from Trinity Valley Community College and later from TAMU proud class member of 1997 with his bachelor’s degree. He was proud of his degree from TAMU being able to live out what hard work and determination can be. He was a lover of the great outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting with his family and friends. He was a fan of the vast array of wildflowers in Texas, collecting insects over the years. Joe worked with Bryan City Parks and Recreation before working with Sam’s Club. He never met a stranger; he will be missed by many.

His father Joseph “Joe” Robert Nelson, Sr., stepfather, Rayford Tiner (who influenced his upbringing), and sister, Judy Lynn Nelson, all precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Brenda San Angelo Nelson; his sons, Brandon Nelson, Bret Nelson; his mother, Juanita Tiner; brother Chris Tiner his sisters-in-law, Cindy Jones, Delores Johnson, and Mary Hernandez; his numerous nephews and nieces; his beloved fur baby Marlee Nelson.

Honoring Joseph as pallbearers are Darrell Daniel, Jason Dewberry, Aaron Jones, Lane Tiner, Raymond Bradley, Jorge Lopez, Christian Lopez, and JJ Lopez.


Visitation: October 4, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Funeral Service: October 5, 2022 11:00 am

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


Interment: October 5, 2022 12:00 pm

Restever Memorial Park Cemetery
5103 N. Texas Ave.
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Joe- you definitely going to be missed by many! Was glad to have met you and was able to work with you these past years. Sam’s Club is going to miss you!!

  2. I know no words can ease your pain but please know I’m thinking of you. My Condolences to all of the Family. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss.

  3. Ms. Brenda, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Joe will be missed. I remember last year with the storm, he was the one to clean our walkway. All the little things mean so much in life. Hold on to all the times!!!

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was great to work with and will be missed by many. My condolences to the entire Nelson family.

  5. Joe was a work dad and mentor to me during my time at SAMs and even after I left, I always looked forward to going there to say hi to him. He was even giving me tips for my wedding after I got engaged. Last time I saw him was two weeks ago when I went by Sam’s. I didn’t realize the last words I was gonna say to him was “I’m glad I got to see you” I wish I could have given you one last hug Joe. Thank you for being an important part of my life -Paige

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