Glenn Ray Tunnell

January 18, 1937April 13, 2014

Glenn Ray Tunnell, 77, of College Station, passed away early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Care in Bryan. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Thursday April 17, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Bright Light Baptist Cemetery, 11234 Highway 30 East, College Station, Texas with Reverend Matthew Calhoun officiating.

Glenn was born to Ruby Jones and Carey James Tunnell on January 18, 1937 in Port Arthur, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1955. He entered Nurses Training at Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing in Beaumont, Texas and married Doris Jo Jones on October 24, 1957. He then entered Anesthesia School at Harris Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. After graduation from Anesthesia School, he and Doris moved to Bryan in 1962 where he joined and became a partner with the Bryan Anesthesia Group until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carey and Ruby Tunnell.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Tunnell of Bryan; his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kim Tunnell of Bryan; his daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Jeff Tilson of Franklin; one brother, Milford Tunnell of Woodville, Texas; one sister, Ola Bea Jones of The Groves, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 17, 2014

Glenn Ray Tunnell

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Janna Billetdeaux

April 18, 2014

Glenn was a tremendous help to me early in my nursing career. He was my first mentor and I appreciated his guidance so much as a new nurse just starting out. We worked telemetry at Brazos Valley Medical Center and I will never forget him or the lessons he taught me. Even after his retirement, he still managed to teach me something each time I saw him. Thank you Glenn.

Patsy Alford

April 17, 2014

Doris, I am so sorry. Glenn was a sweetheart. He was my dad's nurse, and his kindness was never forgotten. Please accept my condolences. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. May God's loving arms comfort you.

Christy Burney

April 16, 2014

Aunt Doris, Keith, Tricia, I am so sad for Uncle Glenn's passing, but am so thankful to have the many happy memories of our times together. Memories of camping at DeGray,.. the many times we came to Bryan..I can't think of anyone better that I could have wished for as an Uncle. I wish I could be there for all of you. I love you all so very much and miss you even more...

Linda Houck

April 15, 2014

It is funny how you can have someone enter your life, briefly and yet you remember them forever. This is the case with Mr. Tunnell. He was the person who "put me to sleep." when I had to have one of my children by surgical means, way back in 1966. His kindness and professionalism, comforting and reassurances were just what I needed. Thank you, Glenn for touching our lives.