Rafael Sierra Lopez, Jr., 81, of Amarillo died April 17, 2020.
A private family burial will be held at Buena Vista Cemetery in Brownsville, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Rafael was born on August 14, 1938 in Combes, Texas to Ignacia and Rafael B. Lopez. He was employed at Ameron for 15 years, and Exxon Mobile in the plastics division in Woodland, California for 18 years until he retired. Rafael married Yolanda Barron on October 25, 1961 in Brownsville, Texas and cherished their marriage for 58 years.
Rafael was a servant of God in the church of Grace and New Hope. He was a simple man that would do anything for anyone, a man of honor and integrity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two of his brothers, Manuel Lopez, and Rodolfo Lopez.
He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Lopez of Amarillo; sons, David Lopez and wife Kathryn of Amarillo, and Jim Lopez and wife Rebekah of Bakersfield, CA; daughter, Patricia Lopez and Scott Douglass of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, Heather Lopez, Caleb Lopez and wife Meagen, and Daniel Lopez all of Amarillo, Emily Lopez, James Lopez and wife Aimee of Bakersfield, CA, Samantha Douglass, and Antonio Douglass of Alexandria, VA; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Pedro Lopez, Frank Lopez, Raymundo Lopez, Tomas Lopez; and seven sisters, Elosia Lopez, Dora Aguillar, Rachel Villareal, Olga Rodriguez, Elvia Garcia, Rosalinda Gomez, Maribel Noriega; many nieces and nephews.
He will also be missed by many friends alongside his family.