Jose Nieves, 64, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 with his wife and children by his side. His wife of 36 years is Rosanna (Serrano) Nieves.
Jose was born December 2, 1957, in Goulds, Florida. He was the son of the late Manuel Nieves and Lavern (Green) Nieves. In 1976, Jose started a career in the automotive industry at Ford Motor Company where he worked for 13 years. He later started a second career at Johnson Controls in 1991 and would have been preparing for retirement in 2023 after 31 years of service. Jose was a well respected Supervisor at Johnson Controls where he influenced the lives of many and empowered personnel with his leadership.
Jose spent his free time watching various sports games and liked watching movies. He enjoyed helping people, performing household projects, listening to his favorite band and was an avid pocket knife collector. Jose also loved spending time with his wife and children.
In addition to his beloved wife, Jose is survived by his daughters Marissa Elise Nieves and Cherie Shay Nieves (Monique); his son Jose Manuel Nieves; brothers Raymond Craig Nieves (Candice), Donnie Nieves (Roslyn), Antonio Nieves (Nina), Roberto Nieves, and Luis Manuel Nieves; sister, Angela Nieves Ballard (Darnell); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Cintron Nieves, mother, Lavern (Green) Nieves, and brother, Michael Leon Nieves.
Visitation will be Friday, November 11, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, OH 44055. A viewing will also be held at 11:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Greater Victory Christian Ministries, 559 Reid Ave., Lorain, OH 44052. Jose will be laid to rest at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst, Ohio. To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfcs.com.
A special thank you to the people at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.