Raymond Callaway Jones

Raymond Callaway Jones, 77, of Bryan and co-owner of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 20, 2009, at A-M United Methodist Church in College Station. Interment will follow at College Station City Cemetery.

Raymond Callaway Jones grew up near the Piney Woods of Houston County, Texas. His life is a story of family and tradition. Raymond’s grandfather, the late C.H. Callaway, opened the first funeral home in Crockett about 1908; his children followed into the profession.

During WWII, a manpower shortage hit funeral homes. The county judge granted 12-year-old Raymond a drivers license so that he could make ambulance calls. Thus, Raymond’s career began early

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  1. Dear Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, he will be missed by so many. I pray God’s wonderful grace cover you at this time and bring peace to your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With Deapest sympathy,
    Jo Ann Johnson

  2. Raymond gave me one of my first jobs when I was growing up in Bryan during my teen years. He was a very careing person and a great mentor to me at that time. Not too sure if it is still around but he donated an old siren that we used on the Vike squad when Bryan High first opened. That was a BIG hit at the school.

  3. Dian,

    I will miss my long-time friend, Raymond, very much. We first met in our Army Reserve unit (4th Howitzer Bn, 19th Artillery) after the Korean War, and we have been friends ever since. Raymond was a good Soldier–and a good Officer. I know the devastation of losing a mate, but I pray that the many happy memories that he leaves behind and the knowledge of a glorious reunion in Heaven will sustain you.

    Jim Boone

  4. Raymond was a fine man and we in this city will miss him. As a pastor, I always appreciated the way he related to the msny families he lelped during their times of grief. My prayers are with his family and the employees of Calaway Jones Funeral Home.

  5. Mr. Raymond was a good man from the ‘Old School’ and a tremendous influence on my life. ‘The Colonel’ was a Man of Faith who spent his life serving the Lord by helping others during their grief. I will miss him. Dian my prayers are with you and your wonderful family. May God Bless You and Keep You. Roy

  6. My Dear Friend Dian and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Raymond, Mike and Cody were all so wonderful to my family during those rough years we had. Now your family is experiencing similar times and my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during these dark days. God bless all of you.

    Shirley

  7. Dear Calloway-Jones Family,
    You helped my family through very tough times with the funerals of my parents. I can think of no one more respected and caring than Mr. Jones. I am very saddened by this news of his passing. Please know how much he was appreciated. Your family is in my prayers. May God’s grace give you comfort in this difficult time.

  8. Mr. Jones will truly be missed. He was always so helpful when our family needed someone to guide us through difficult times, as is eveyone at Callaway-Jones. He knew us not only at the funeral home, but out on the street as well. This community and the funeral home community has lost a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.

  9. I am saddened to have learned of the passing of Mr. Jones. Over many years the Jones family has provided wonderful services to my family with Raymond’s having been involved from the first moment.

    A truly wonderful man, Mr. Jones will be sorely missed and memories of his devotion to the families he and the other staff of the funeral home have served will be fondly recalled.

  10. The Jones family and the wonderful people at Callaway-Jones have been there for us so many times over the years as we’ve lost loved ones. Mr. Jones was always the familiar face and friendly voice greeting us and he will be missed. My prayers are with his family and friends for their (and our) loss.

  11. Dear Dian,
    I was so sorry to learn of the death of Raymond. So thankful to hear you had so many good years together. I know from experience your great loss after so many years together.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mabel Greb

  12. Diane, Cody and other family members. What a precious memory we have of Raymond and his love for his family, his profession and his Lord. We treasure his friendship over the years. We will certainly miss him but know that Cody will keep his grandfather’s tradition of loving care for those in need of funeral arrangements. Our plans are already secured with Callaway-Jones. God bless all of you and give you His comfort during this difficult time. Please know we are available to help you in any way you may have need. With our love and prayers. Bob and Yvonne

  13. Dian and family,
    My heart goes out to you during this time of loss. Little Raymond was a wonderful and caring person. He will be missed by our family and missed by those he served so well. I will be there tomorrow to pay my respects to this dear sweet man.

    Love,
    Debbie

  14. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Mr. Jones for serving our country in the Texas National Guard – then the 4th Howiter Battalion of the 19th Artillery (Army Reserves) during the Korean War – Vietnam Era. Because of Raymond – other young men – women we have our freedom in this great country. Thank you for your many contributions to the citizens of the Brazos Valley. May God’s Speed Be With You Soldier.
    cjo

  15. Dian,

    Ace, Patty and I were so sad to hear about Raymond’s death. Gene Martin called Ace the day of the funeral service. Because neither of us live in Bryan any longer, we do not hear much news from there.

    Please know that Ace will be moving to Texas soon (like late Sept) and one the first things on his list to do is to drive the two fo us to Bryan to see our Aunt Stella and Uncle Lambert and to come by and visit you.

    I am just so sorry about Raymond’s death, Dian. I know you loved him dearly and he was your husband and partner for the majority of your life. Please know I will be praying for you to have the strength to go on and live life and that your faith will get you through the dark times ahead.

    Mother and Daddy loved you and Raymond so very much and considered you both their dearest friends. Ace and I enjoyed so many of the parties you all attended and enjoyed both your company. And also bringing Miss Patty over at Halloween.

    I love you my dear and will pray for you and your family. Raymond’s loss was a great one. He was a good man of honor and respect.

    Much love to you,
    Ann M. Ashcraft
    Ace C. Ashcraft
    Patty A. Ashcraft

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