Ricky Joe Palasota Sr.

ricky palasota

December 2, 1957 ~ April 23, 2023

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: North Zulch, Texas

Ricky Joe Palasota, Sr., beloved husband of Elaine, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2023. He died while doing the work he loved at his and Elaine’s home.

Ricky was born December 2, 1957, to parents Joe & Barbara Palasota, in Bryan, Texas. He had a gifted mind and began his own business while still in high school. The Lord blessed him with great success in everything he applied himself to. His business blossomed from one man with a tractor, augur, and mower to a major contractor in the Brazos Valley. Everyone Ricky and Elaine met soon became family. Because he was always lending a helping hand or word of wisdom to encourage others, Ricky was loved and respected by all. Ricky and Elaine met while attending Bryan High School and quickly fell in love. They married May 29, 1976, and raised two children, Ricky Jr. and Emily.

Survivors include Elaine, his wife of 47 years; son Ricky Joe, Jr. and wife Brandy; daughter Emily Ann Palasota and grandson Korban Palasota; his sister Regina South (Mike); brother Robert Palasota (Kim); many siblings-in-love and multiple nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, April 28, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm with Rosary at 6:30 pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. 401 South Parker, Ave, Bryan, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 401 South Parker, Bryan, Texas. 77803.


Mass of Christian Burial: April 29, 2023 10:00 am

St. Anthony's Catholic Church
401 South Parker Avenue
Bryan, Texas 77803


Visitation: April 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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


Rosary: April 28, 2023 6:30 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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


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  1. Elaine I love you and if you need anything or just to cry or vent don’t hesitate to call me. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you and the family.

    Tammy Smith and family

  2. Elaine, Kristi and family I have always felt love and a special friendship with you. We all want you to know that we would do anything, anytime for you. I pray for special blessings during this time of grieving and comfort knowing God’s receiving a wonderful man. I know he loves y’all very much because you light up when you speak of Ricky.

  3. Elaine, there are really no words. Many of us feel your pain. If you need me – I will be there. My heart and my love go out to you. There are not enough tears to mourn the passing of a loved one. Just know, that each tear that falls, your sisters of the heart are shedding them too. I wish I was there to give you a hug.

  4. MANY PRAYERS and HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES ELAINE and to your Precious Family.
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
    Matthew 5:4

    Nan Houdek Latimer

  5. I will miss Ricky, I have known him for 30+ years. When he came into the office he was always courteous, & friendly. He had encouraging words, no matter how his day was going. I will miss seeing him. It was my pleasure to be be his & Elaine’s friend.

    He was a true blessing to me,
    Kayla Glover

  6. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and Emmy. Please know I’m here for you. Much love Donna C.

  7. Sorry for your loss. Elaine, Ricky Joe & Emily ya’ll hold a special place in my heart and I will be praying for your strength and wisdom through this tough time.

  8. Elaine, Emily & Ricky Joe Jr.,
    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. I will never forget all the times we spent together!! Whether it was just simply riding around job sites on Sundays or flying to Las Vegas to look at equipment! Your family will forever hold a very special place in my heart. I pray his memory will bring you peace and comfort over the coming months.
    Lots of love ❤️

  9. laine, we are so sorry to hear about Ricky. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. Ricky was a good man.
    We always enjoyed working with y’all and appreciated You and Ricky and your friendship.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all at this very difficult time in your life.
    We love you both

  10. My condolences as for forgiveness repent let go clear your energy out he’s in a better place bro take care Brian

    Give your mother a hug and a kiss for me Elaine my condolences

  11. Our sincere condolences Mrs. elaine to you and your family Mr. Ricky was a great person, he helped a lot of people including us, may he rest in peace.

  12. We miss you so much Dad! Our lives have changed forever without you here with us. My world has stopped turning. We love you Dad! – Emily & Korban

  13. My dear friend Elaine. Words cannot say how very sorry I am for you loss. While heaven has gained an Angel in your loved I hope you can find comfort in all the wonderful memories you two made with love for each other. He will watch over you. Love you!

  14. Elaine, Ricky, Emily and the rest of the family….we are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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