Rafael Nieves (1951 - 2018)

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Okeechobee - Rafael Nieves died Sept. 20, 2018, in Lake Worth. He was born Nov. 24, 1951, in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico to Alejandro Nieves and Ana Flores. He was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 12 years.
Rafael served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. He continued his service to his fellow man choosing a career as a police officer. He was a member of the FOP, the Florida Sheriff's Association, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans.
He enjoyed collecting coins, cars, fishing, guns, and was interested in anything related to the military or veterans.
Rafael was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ana Victoria.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Myrna Nieves; sons, Rafael A. (Nilda) Nieves of Philadelphia, Penn. and Jose L. Nieves of Okeechobee; a daughter, Marilyn John, also of Okeechobee; and grandchildren, Eric, Aaron, Linda, Myralena, Nilda and Rafael, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.

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Published in NewsZapFL on Sept. 23, 2018
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