Bautista Dapena, age 71 passed away April 1, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center.
He was born July 29, 1943 and arrived in New York, from Spain, in 1971. Shortly after, in 1974, he met and married his soul-mate (and first wife): Carmen Nuñez Rajo. They moved to Nashville in 1977.
Bautista was a skilled Culinary Chef for more than 40 years. He owned his own restaurant in Manhattan, NY for several years before selling and taking a wonderful job offer in Nashville.
He loved his family and friends deeply and enjoyed the annual family vacation in Florida. His journey with his beloved wife lasted 35 years, ending with her passing on June 15, 2005. In 2009, Bautista married Sylvia Vargas, who survives, of Nashville.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 6 after 5:00 PM at the 7th Day Adventist Church, 501 Brewer Dr, Nashville, where he was a member. A procession will depart the church at 10:00 AM on Tueday, April 7 for Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens. Interment will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday.
Bautista is survived by Sylvia Dapena (wife), Michael Collins (step son), Jael Collins (step daughter in-law), David Collins (step son), Cecilia Vargas de Zapata (sister in-law), Gonzalo Vargas Ramirez (brother in-law), Luis Eduardo Vargas Rocha (Father in-law), Emilia Dapena (sister in-law), Antonio Dapena (nephew), Luisa Dapena (aunt), Auria Dapena (aunt), Andre and Antonio Matinez Dapena (cousins), Antonio Dapena (nephew), Luisa Dapena (cousin), Aura Dapena (cousin), Fernando and Minerva Nuñez (brother and sister-in laws); Fernando Nuñez Jr. (nephew), Cristina Nuñez (niece); long-time friends: Scott Clark, Randall Young, Larry and Sheila Jensen, Emilio and Eva Fernandez, Glenn and Fátima Taylor, Silvano and Yolanda Vistovic; and church family friends: Carlos and Marina Pinto (pastor and wife of S.D.A.church), Martha Walywn, Rogelio Ortiz, Rogelio Luna, Obidio and Rebecca Portillo, Azael and Martha Perez.
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