Parviz Vessali

parviz vessali

September 14, 1942 ~ May 10, 2021

Born in: Tehran, Iran
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Parviz Vessali, 78, of College Station, passed away on Monday May 10, 2021 at CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Saturday May 15 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 3:00 p.m.

Parviz was born on September 14, 1942 in Iran to Taghi and Safi Vessali. He was the oldest of three boys. He studied architecture in Florence, Italy where he met the love of his life, Chantal. Together, they immigrated to the United States in 1967 to pursue the American dream.

Throughout the years Parviz’s professional interests were related to anything that touched land, construction, or design. He practiced architecture and ran a business building scale models in Houston. He designed nationwide office spaces for a Wall Street firm in NY and ran a construction company. He then spent over 28 years as a Real Estate Broker and investor in College Station/Bryan.

Parviz was proud to be an American and a Texan. He could often be found at City Hall Council meetings championing property rights before Council or working with staff on behalf of clients. He spent time and effort recruiting and supporting the next generation of conservative political candidates and he tirelessly encouraged his clients and fellow business community members to participate in the political process.

Parviz was devoted to his wife Chantal and daughter Elianor. As a family, they enjoyed many trips and adventures across Europe and the Middle East. Parviz was especially delighted when his daughter Elianor finally returned to College Station to join him in running their family real estate business.

He was preceded in death by his brother Kambiz and his parents Mr. Taghi Vessali and Mrs. Safi Modaressi Rohani.

He is survived by his wife Chantal and his daughter Elianor, of College Station; brother Bijan and wife Fahimeh, of Iran; uncle Majid and his wife Ingrid, of Austria.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Texas Public Policy Foundation at or to the St. Joseph Health Foundation at Chuck Konderla, St. Joseph Health Foundation, 2801 Franciscan Dr, Bryan, TX 77802, (Please indicate Parviz Vessali in memo line).

Express condolences at


Celebration of Life Tribute: May 15, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Room: Bluebonnet Community Room

Reception: May 15, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Room: Pecan Room

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Parviz Vessali 's name.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

901 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

St. Joseph Health Foundation

2801 Franciscan Drive
Bryan, Texas

Memories Timeline


  1. Parviz was my great friend. We met when he came with Chantal to Houston, so I knew him for over 50 years! All of the Vessali’s were my family’s special friends and we all will miss him sorely.

  2. What a great friend Parvis has been over all these years. I always enjoyed our visits and we helped each other with real estate as we needed. I know he will be greatly missed.

  3. I met Parviz in 2012 . I had just moved to Bryan. Rafael introduced me to Parviz . Since I wanted to invest and buy a houses…Both Great investors. I was very fortunate to have a chance to learn about real state from Parviz. He helped me Every way He could no matter how small it was. He would always answer my calls or call me right back. Parviz helped me to get approved for my first house,then my 2nd n my 3rd. He was such a Great person , I could count on him Every time. I’m going to miss his knowledge and advice because every time I would call him He Always had Something to share with me. The last words He spoke with me at our last meeting. He said “Deniro when I met You were just another person,,”..Now You some body! You have made a name for Yourself. I’m proud of You! You will be missed Parviz. My condolences to the Family. Deniro n Jennifer Portillo

  4. He will be greatly missed. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations over the years , he would always make me laugh and I would turn around and make him laugh. Will sure miss him.


  5. Très émue du décès de Parviz. Je garde le souvenir du jeune homme élégant et raffiné qu’il était lorsque je l’ai connu dans les années 60 ! C’était hier…..À Chantal et Elianor mes pensées affectueuses dans cet grande douleur.

  6. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to Parviz at Chamber events and candidate forums. He always gave me a warm smile and a handshake, he will certainly be missed by many including me.
    I give my sincere condolences to Chantal and Elianor. No one was ever more proud of a daughter than Parviz was of Elianor.

  7. So sorry for your loss Elianor. I wish you and your mother all the best as you struggle through the days to come. I lost my dad 14 years ago, and it seems like yesterday. Thanks for your friendship and I’m sorry you are going through this.

  8. Parviz was a wonderful person and a very kind gentleman, a lovely husband, a very caring father, an amazing brother, the best cousin, and of course a delightful friend for many. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
    Our deepest sympathies go out to dear Chantal and Elianor, and the rest of Vessali’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  9. Parvis has made an impact on me like no other! Although heartbroken, I smile when I say his name. We shared a lot of the same beliefs and outlooks and I looked forward to our many conversations. He recently called me trying to talk me into renting the office space next to him. I told him I wouldn’t get any work done as I’d be filling myself with his knowledge — not just about real estate, but life in general. I learned so much from him and we had so much more to talk about! He will be truly missed!

  10. Parviz will be greatly missed by his family and friends. What a dear man! Our prayers and blessings are with his family.

  11. Parviz était le tendre époux de ma très chère cousine Chantal et le papa si aimant de sa fille Elianor. Le départ de cet homme si délicat et attachant va laisser un grand vide. Il faisait partie intégrante de notre grande famille franco-italienne, nous l’aimions tous beaucoup et c’était toujours un réel plaisir de le retrouver lors de ses passages en France. J’ai encore des photos remontant à 1967, à l’époque où Chantal et Parviz étaient sur le point de s’envoler définitivement pour les Etats-Unis et étaient passés à Paris, voir ma maman, leur tante, pour un au revoir.
    Aujourd’hui, nous te souhaitons à nouveau un beau voyage, Parviz.
    Toutes mes tendres pensées et mon affection pour Chantal et Elianor.

  12. Parvis was so professional and cordial in my dealings with him. A true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family.

  13. It broke our hearts to hear about Mr. Vessali’s passing. He always made everyone around him laugh. He will be missed. Our condolences to Chantal and Elianor. We will be thinking about you.

  14. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Parviz. I’ve had the good fortune to work with him for many years on various projects, and he was the glue that held those things together whether it was in business or in our community. No one knew more about his clients and members in the community than Parviz. We always laughed about how we could have passed each other on the streets and would have never recognized each other. He will definitely be missed. May God Bless his soul and forgive his sin.

  15. Parviz was a kind and wonderful man. We worked together at Texas Real Estate Services for a long time and he was enjoyable to work with. He was fortunate to have Chantal by his side. I know he was also so proud of Elianor. He will be missed by everyone. Condolences to Cantal and Elianor. You were both blessed to have him.

  16. Chantal et Eléanor, nous vous présentons nos très sincères condoléances, et sommes de tout coeur avec vous, nous allumons une bougie pour Parviz. Nos affectueuses pensées vous accompagnent.

  17. Un lien distant mais profond me liait à Parviz, mon parrain, dont je garde le souvenir ému d’un homme chaleureux, attentionné et drôle. Une pensée particulière pour Elianor dont j’imagine la grande douleur face à la perte de ce père si aimant. A la tristesse de cette nouvelle se joignent des souvenirs de moments heureux à Annecy avec vous trois. Dans ce moment si difficile je pense à vous Chantal et Elianor et vous adresse mes pensées affectueuses. Je suis de tout cœur avec vous.

  18. Dear Chantal and Elianor: I like to express my deepest sympathies to you. I enjoyed my visits with Parviz and will miss his friendship. We talked on the phone a few weeks ago and promised to get together soon for a lunch visit. Unfortunately, that will no longer be happening.
    To Chantal: We never met but I heard about you during some of our visits.
    To Elianor: We met once at your office. I always enjoyed hearing about you and your success stories through life from your father who was very (deservedly) proud of you.
    My best wishes for you both.

  19. So sorry to hear about Parviz. Apologies for missing the service as we were out of town until late this afternoon. Parviz, Chantal, and Elianor have always been very kind to us, and very welcoming, from the time we first moved to College Station in 2004. He will be missed. A huge resource lost.

  20. We knew you for a brief time but were charmed by your kind and fun loving spirit.

    Enrique and Alex

  21. With deepest condolences for your loss. May God provide your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  22. Chères Chantal et Elianor,
    Nous avons beaucoup pensé à vous ces derniers jours et vous faisons part, encore une fois, de toute notre sympathie…
    Nous allumons cette petite bougie pour nous rappeler tous ces beaux moments passés avec vous trois…
    Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt et vous embrassons très fort.

    Christine Philippe et famille

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