Rafael Nieto Jr., 68, of Bryan, entered eternal rest on January 31, 2016 in the Central Texas Veteran Hospice in Temple. His family will receive guests during visitation hours 6p.m. to 8p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Funeral Service will be at 2pm, on Friday, February 5 2016 both at St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave, at the corner of Williamson Drive and South College Ave. Interment will follow with Military Honors in Bryan City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Rafael Nieto was born on January 9, 1948 in Cameron Texas the son of Rafael Nieto Sr. and Florence Garza Nieto. Mr. Nieto was raised and attended school in Bryan to which shortly after graduation from High School he enlisted into the U.S. Army. He served four years in the U.S. Army with one year of foreign service from February 17, 1968 to February 16, 1969 in Pleiku, Vietnam. Upon his return to Bryan, he married Sylvia Ybarra and raised five children. Mr. Nieto worked mostly as a machinist until his retirement.
Preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters Rebecca Nieto and Florence Nieto.
He is survived by the mother of his children Sylvia Nieto Ryan; brothers Frank Nieto, Reuban Nieto, Jonathan Nieto, and Joseph Nieto; sister Rosemary Nieto; his sons Rafael Nieto III, Corey Nieto; his daughters Sonja Nieto, RoseAnna Nieto, Amber Nieto; and two grandchildren Adrien Nieto and Ashlynn Bisbee.
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