October 15, 1959 ~ April 15, 2021

Born in: Lufkin, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Robert Jensen, 61, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 2pm until the time of service at 3pm, Friday, April 30, 2021 at the funeral center. Due to the COVID Pandemic face mask or face covering are requested by the family at all times during services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Robert was born in Lufkin, TX to Roberta Ann (Grimm) Jensen and John Duncan Jensen Sr. His father was military, so the family moved quite a bit, eventually settling in Odessa, TX. Robert attended Odessa Junior College, Blinn Junior College and Texas A&M University.
He worked in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M for 35 years. During his employment he won many awards, the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence-1995; Department of Entomology Meritorious Service Award-1996; President’s Meritorious Service Award-2008; and the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence –Staff Awards Business and Operational Staff-2020. Robert served on numerous committees including the Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Board and was SEBAC Representative for the Texas AgriLife Research.

Robert was an avid bowler. He served the Brazos Valley USBC as President, the Texas State USBC as a Director, and was a Delegate to the United States Bowling Congress Convention. He was a league Secretary for the Moonlighters Men’s League for many years. In 2020,
Robert was inducted into the Brazos Valley USBC Hall of Fame for his service to bowlers. He made many friends across Texas and in other states throughout his years of bowling.

Robert was a kidney transplant recipient and met his donor’s family, to whom he was always grateful for their gift of life. He was a very friendly person, never met a stranger, and was liked by all who knew him. He always had a smile and encouraged others to achieve their goals. He was willing to do anything asked of him and always did it lovingly.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and father-in-law Billy Joe Daughtry.

He is survived by life partner of 35 years Larry Daughtry; his brother, John Duncan Jensen Jr. (Sheri) of Oakland CA.; sister, Cathy Marie Scott (Kenneth) of Odessa TX.; mother-in-law, Laverne Lucille Daughtry of Bryan TX.; sisters-in-law, Sherry Lynn Daughtry of Hattiesburg PA. and Beverly Ann Davis of Brownwood TX.; nephew and niece, Shawn Alan and Shannon McPheirson of Hattiesburg PA.; nieces, Brittany Davis and Courtney Davis of Belton, TX., and a multitude of friends – all of whom he dearly loved and who truly loved him.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bowlers Veterans League (BVL)
11350 Random Hills Road, Ste 800, Fairfax, VA 22030, or www.kidney.org

Services

Visitation: April 30, 2021 2:00 pm - April 30, 2021 3:00 pm

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

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Celebration of Life Tribute: April 30, 2021 3:00 pm

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

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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      • Cathy you deeply hurt you brother. You took everything away that Robert’s mother wanted him to have. So don’t get on here and act like you love him and don’t call him your brother

    • He was my whole life for 35 years. He can never be replaced. I Love him and miss him so much. We had a wonderful life together ❤

  1. To the guy who held me accountable to shoot 50 pins over my average every game! Haha! Will miss the encouragement he brought to Wednesday nights.
    You’ll be missed Robert! Great teammate, bowling lost a legend!

  2. Robert was such an amazing friend to so many of us at the bowling alley. He pushed so many including me to shoot that better game. He was always encouraging and made me smile. He will be truly missed by a lot of people. RIP Robert.

  3. Robert was a hard worker and a great asset to the Entomology dept. He will be missed. With deepest sympathy.

  4. He was a great resource for many in the College of Ag and Entomology, but above all he was a great friend. He will be truly missed. Thoughts and Prayers are with his family.

  5. Prayers of comfort for the Jensen family. Robert was A special member of our bowling family. Will always be remembered.

  6. Sorry I was trying to respond to everyone but it wouldn’t let me. It thought I was spam. Thank you everyone for your kind words about my brother. I know how much he loved his bowling and working families.

  7. I’ll miss Robert’s sense of humor and kidding with me when he came to the Clinic. Thoughts are with all of you. ❤

    • Karen he loved you. We have used Dr Harris since 1989. And he is still going strong. Robert and myself never trusted a veteran like we do Dr Harris. And you make everything even better for us. We love you. L

  8. Robert was such a good friend, we traveled to many bowling meetings together and really enjoyed the visits and of course the subject was always bowling. I will miss these trips.
    He was such an honest person and a pleasure to be around. Rest in Peace my friend.

  9. I have worked with Robert for many years on the Faculty/Staff Appeals Board. I will miss seeing him and having him tease me. He was a very nice person and a good friend.

  10. As Robert’s sister-in-law I got to know Robert through our phone calls with his older brother John. Living in California, John and I did not see Robert and Larry often, but they both were in our thoughts and always at the center of our hearts. Over the past two years Robert had shared with John and Me some of the letters he had written to family members of friends who he was very close to that had passed. It was very apparent to me early on that Robert had a heart that held an abundance of love to give to others. Robert wanted people to know how very special they were to him. Robert did not let his health challenges over the years get in the way of what was most important, and that was to make a difference in other peoples lives. This, along with his admiration for his co-workers at Texas A & M, the hard earned accolades he received there, and his dedication to his bowling family are gifts that many have received from Robert. These gifts will keep on giving as we all reflect on our warm memories of Robert and how he touched each one of us. Robert loved and inspired many and will continue to do so.

  11. Robert was born and raised in a military family (Air Force) until 1974 when our dad retired and moved to Odessa where he started 9th grade. He blossomed and excelled in school achieving the National Honor Roll, doing this while working 1-2 jobs. As a senior he participated in a program where he was an assistant teacher going to schools (level 1-6) which he loved very much. Robert was a member of the choir at his church and participated singing nightly in the live Nativity during the holidays and continued doing this for many years after moving to Bryan. His #1 passion was bowling and later added working at ATM. This is where all of you became my “brothers family” and what a family it is. I am very grateful to have met some of you during my visits. If you guessed that he was the smart one in the family you guessed right. He was a dedicated worker in everything he did, most would say a workaholic. I am so grateful to read about all of your comments about my brother, both here and on face book. It has given me a beautiful incite to just how many people my brother had touched and will be greatly by missed all. Again Thank You All for being part of my brothers family. I will deeply miss my brother but he will always be with me spiritually in all that I do..

  12. Robert’s service as SEBAC rep coincided with mine for AgrLife Extension. We always enjoyed our conversations and discussions. He was totally committed to representing the best interests of employees. I know he’s going to be missed and has left us far too early.

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