Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Jose Soto Jr.

January 8, 1929July 4, 2019
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Jose Soto Jr. – age 90, passed away at home with his family. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11am with one hour of visitation prior to the mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church – 2316 W. Coldwater, Flint, Michigan with Rev. Paul Donnelly officiating. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Flint, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 12pm-8pm with Rosary Prayer Service at 6pm followed by memory sharing at Brown Funeral Home – 1480 E. Hill Road, Grand Blanc, Michigan. Jose was born on January 8, 1929 to the late Jose and Erminia Soto in San Antonio, Texas. Jose was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for over 60 years. He had his special seat at church and would arrive two hours before the mass. He enjoyed Mexican music, especially Flaco Jimenez. He worked for GM for 30 years. Jose was the “El Rey” of 1409 Maryland Street. Jose was a gentle father and grandfather. He was a quiet and reserved man, he will be deeply missed. Jose is survived by his children: Visenta Ascencio, Olga Soto, Elodia Vasquez, Marta Turvey, Eligio (Colleen) Soto, Alejandro (Renate) Soto, Maria Chapman, Laura TerBush, Augustina (Joe) Romo, Delia Soto; 21 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; sister, Carlotta Soto Powell. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Refugia Soto; twin daughters, Maria Josephine and Maria Elena; son, Jose Soto (Chauch); sister, Belia Moreno. Please visit www.brownfh.com to share condolences with the family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Rosary Prayer Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Visitation at church Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Mass of the Resurrection Thursday, July 11, 2019


Jose Soto Jr.

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Sabrena Calderon

January 8, 2020

Happy Birthday!! I miss you so much my life has been so different since you have been gone. But I know you are in a better place with Grandma and that one day I will see you. I thank God I was able to spend as much time with you as I did. You were such an inspiration to me and my boys. I will continue to live with you in my heart and cherish the memories I love you. You're were the best grandpa!

Tina Romo

January 7, 2020

Papa l just wanted to wish you a happy birthday from earth to heaven to you. I miss and love you so much can't call you tomorrow on the phone to say happy birthday but I know you hear me down on earth. It's been 6 months since you been gone but you are alive in my heart and living in my memories. I think God for assigning you to be my boppy. God knew l needed a papa like you. I didn't know it then but I know it now love you very much. Thank you for being that silence strength that spoke into my life the last year l spent time with you. Thank you for giving me identity as a daughter in 2019 l will never forget you papa you have meant so much to me that words can't express when it's time for the lord to call me home l will be back in the arms of you and mama for eternity where there we be no more separation. Your daughter Tina San Antonio texas

Mary Soto

August 11, 2019

Boppy you were the best dad a daughter could ask for. Through the years you always carried yourself well. Your determination, your courage, your confidence and your strong faith kept you going all these years. You were truly someone to look up to. You had knowledge of life itself and you never gave up on us kids. I will always miss you so much. I felt like l had a connection with you the last few years, you bought others sides of you out l never knew you had. You deserved all the respect and love from all of us kids. Now your up there with ma and Choche smiling down at us. You can finally drink all the coke you want without any hassle and cruelty. I love you my BOPPY.
Maria Elena

Raymond moreno

July 11, 2019

You were always a really nice person, Jose. Everybody that knew you liked you. You will be sadly missed by all of us who knew you, but the memories of you will live on forever.

Lorraine Seeba, Louie Moreno, and Raymond Moreno

Mary Collop

July 9, 2019

So very sorry for your loss.

Olivia Soto

July 7, 2019

You were such a kind and quiet soul. I was blessed to have known you my whole life. I have so many memories of us all being together that I'll always cherish.I love you and will always miss you and grandma Soto.

Sabrena Calderon

July 6, 2019

I loved you so much!! I can't believe you are now in heaven with Grandma. You were the best grandpa anyone could ask for. Thank you for everything your love , kindness, stories. I am going to miss you so much. I am proud to be your granddaughter and I will continue to live my life knowing that one day I will see you again. Your memory will live on forever.

Cristina Vasquez-Flores

July 6, 2019

Rest In Peace Grandpa. Im sad that you have left us but Im happy that my Grandma has you by her side now. Love you always