Sunday, November 27, 2016

Anthony Nieto

(From Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary)

Anthony J Neptali Nieto, 25, of Joplin, Missouri, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, November 21, 2016, after a very tragic accident.

Anthony was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, on August 31, 1991, to parents Nelson and Kimberly Pelt Nieto. Anthony started public school in Joplin and was then home-schooled after 1st grade. He had worked for Walmart and most recently, he had worked as a service tech for Fletcher Toyota. Anthony had a lot of big dreams. He wanted to move to California so that he could design and customize sports cars. He also wanted to design his own video games.

Throughout the years, Anthony made a lot of good friends. Together with his brother Sebastian, they all played a lot of dodge ball and video games. In the summers, they would get together and play baseball in the park. They also enjoyed going to music concerts at different venues. Anthony took a trip to Colorado with his brother and friends; later hoping to move there. Anthony loved life and he lived with a big generous heart.

Anthony was a giver and he loved to help people. When he got his 1st driver’s license, he made the choice to be an organ donor. Due to his untimely passing, his gift of life will be able to help many, many people.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nelson Nieto; his grandparents, Jack Pelt, Kathleen Merl, Juan Nieto and Rosa Isolina Andrade Nieto.

Anthony is survived by his mother, Kimberly Nieto of the home; his brother, Sebastian Nieto of Joplin; a sister, Christina Nieto of the home; half brothers, Ronal Nieto, Juan Nieto and Fabian Nieto, all of Connecticut; a half sister, Doris Nieto of Cuenca Ecuador; his grandfather, James Merl, of Joplin. Anthony is also survived by numerous other family members, both of the United States and of Ecuador; as well as many, many friends. In addition, he is also survived by his beloved dog Gizmo.

Anthony wholeheartedly believed in Jesus Christ. John 3:16.

Cremation arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin, Missouri.

A celebration of Anthony's life will be held at a later date. Other services are pending.

"God knew that I needed Him most. He felt my pain, He heard my cries and He called me Home."

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