OBITUARY: Bill L. Vargas

Bill L. Vargas, Jr., 55, died Sunday (September 29, 2019) at his home in Newton.

He was born on April 4, 1964 in Newton, the son of Bill L. and Olivia A. Mosqueda Vargas, Sr.  Bill was raised in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1982. He later attended Wichita State University.

He moved to Globe, Arizona in 1987 where he worked in the copper mines and for Bridgestone Tire. Bill returned to Newton in 2012, going to work for Kansas Land Tire in Hutchinson and Salina before going to work in Wichita at the Firestone Complete Auto Care Stores.

Survivors include his son Angel Vargas of Globe, Az.; daughters Tova Vargas of Globe and Devyn Vargas of Phoenix, Az.; eight grandchildren Keira, Tayvin, Xavier, Ethan, Damien, Zoey, Derek, Jr., and Carson all in Arizona;  his mother Olivia Goodall and step-father Johnnie Goodall of Newton; brother Dominic Goodall of Newton; sister Mary Vargas-Barthell and husband Joe of Wichita,

Bill is also survived by his fiancé Misty Drinnen of Peabody, Ks.; brother-in-law Robert Smith of Wichita; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and sister Olivia Melissa Smith

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday (October 4, 2019) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has been effected.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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