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