OBITUARY

Joe Owen Montgomery

July 27, 1949March 30, 2013

Joe Owen Montgomery, 63, of Bryan went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013 at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. The funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Living Hope Baptist Church, 4170 State Highway 6 S., College Station, TX 77845. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.

Joe was born July 27, 1949 in Greenville, Texas, the son of Jewel Fay (May) and Sidney Joe Montgomery. He graduated from Mesquite High School and East Texas State University. Mr. Montgomery served as a Dallas Police Officer for 15 years, and then taught Collision Reconstruction for the Law Enforcement Security Training Division of TEEX. He was a founding member and served on the boards of T.A.A.R.S. and A.C.T.A.R. Mr. Montgomery was also a partner in United Transportation Training. Joe served as the C.E.O. of Embrace Brazos Valley and was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church-Bryan.

Mr. Montgomery was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Amity Montgomery.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie (Goodman) Montgomery; daughter, Jennifer Wilson and her husband Ed; mother, Fay Montgomery; sister, Pat Williams; grandsons, Chandler Wilson, Blake Wilson; nieces and nephews, Jeff Williams, Sara Grubbs, John Palmer, and Christopher Palmer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Embrace Brazos Valley (P.O. Box 41 Wellborn, TX 77881), a Faith-based non-profit construction company, helping those in need.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2013
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April 15, 2013

Jackie I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a vibrant person and a joy to talk to. I know he will be missed!
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
/Mary Jane Koite

April 9, 2013

I knew Joe his whole life. I was his only sibling-his older sister, Patricia Darnell Montgomery(Pat). We were very close. We couldn't have been more alike and yet very different. I am a liberal Democrat and Joe was a conservative Republican, but we loved the same food. We would often order the exact same thing at a restaurant. He was a typical little brother accident prone and into everything. Joe was saved and baptized very young. He was ordained for the ministry while he was still in high school, but went on to be involved in law enforcement most of his life. He was always involved in his church, missions, and "doing good". He was a good man who loved his family immediate and extended with all his heart. He was a gentle giant with a kind heart and gentle spirit. I loved him every day of his life, and will cherish his memory the rest of my life. I look forward to seeing him again one day in Heaven. Knowing Joe's there waiting will make death less scary for me.(He was always the "good" one). You will be in my heart forever baby brother. Watch over the rest of us until we join you one day. Pat ("Sister" as Daddy always called me.)

April 8, 2013

Jackie, My heart is broken at learning of Joe's passing. He was my partner in the early years - friend at church, college roommate, college commute-mate, work-mate. He was the primary influence on my decision to study law enforcement as a career. Now I regret that I haven't kept in touch with you. We will all miss Joe's influence in our lives. My thoughts, prayers, love.

Joe and Holly Bullard
Allen, TX
Adult Probation office, Collin County

Dan Price

April 6, 2013

2001 Franklin Graham Festival, on Hwy. 6 North in Bryan. I met a X-Cop that changed my life forever. Both of us realized very quickly that traffic played a very important role to us.
Joe your Friendship - Wisdom - Advise - Integrity - Charter and Big Heart will forever be missed. My prayers to Jackie and family.
Your Pardner
United Transportation Training Inc.
Love you
Dan H Price
P.S.
Having a man like you to talk with on the road teaching Traffic Control all over Texas and other Stated taught me so much.
Thank You

Michael & Donna Martin

April 6, 2013

We want to express our sympathy to Jackie, Jennifer, Aunt Faye, Patricia and all of their families. Joe was not only my cousin, he was a great friend. We spent many good times together including Christmas, Easter, and summers at the May farm in the 50's, working together at Lake Lavon in the 60's playing yearly Thanksgiving “Turkey Bowls” in the 70's and 80's, talking about our children in the 90's, and laughing about our grandkids in the 2000's. He was the first cousin that my wife, Donna met while we were dating and made her feel comfortable and welcome in the large May family. He always welcomed us with that kind smile and strong handshake. We will miss his presence in our lives.

Tamie Erratt

April 6, 2013

Joe's life has been an inspiration to many. He was always open to follow the Lord on whatever path He led. We will all miss him!

MaryEllen May

April 5, 2013

Joe, Jackie & girls were my next door neighbors for many years. Dear friends for life! So deeply sorry for Jackie, Jennifer & family! Had the privilege of typing reports for Joe & glad I accepted his wisdom when he advised me not to buy a stun gun! My love and prayers!

Christopher Gonzalez

April 5, 2013

Thank you Father for the life of Mr. Montgomery. He was a blessing sent from you to help me and my family. His expertise is what helped in the clearing of my name in an accident I was involved in. Mr. Montgomery was one of the many blessings God put in my life at that time during my trial. It is my hope and prayer that someday I will see him again. May Christ welcome you with open arms and utter the words we long to hear.... "Well done good and faithful servent".

Chris Knox

April 5, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe in February of this year. He assisted me at trial on a case that was going to be life altering for the gentleman charged, regardless of the outcome. Joe was an absolute professional and the type of honest witness that our justice system longs for at every trial. The short time I spent with Joe taught me more about professionalism and using the facts to seek truth than any other experience I had lived in my previous years of practicing law. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I am forever grateful for my dealings with Joe. God bless.

Jeffrey Tippit

April 5, 2013

My Deepest Condolences to the Family. Joe will forever live in the hearts and minds of thousands that he has taught, trained, and befriended over the years. He is a True Gift from God and will be Greatly Missed, but surely Never Forgotten. God Bless.