William W. "Bill" Neinast, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, in Bryan, Texas. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and "die hard" Texas Aggie.
William was born in Rosebud, Texas to Felix and Juanita Neinast. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1950. Bill often told stories of his days as a server at Duncan Dining Hall. Following graduation, he served in the military as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he met the love of his life, Nell Hyland, at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. They were soon married on January 25, 1951 and spent the next 63 years together raising a family and traveling the world.
After family, Texas A&M was the center of his life. Bill was a fixture at all Aggie sporting events, but football was his favorite! He boasted that he had traveled to all of the old SWC and Big 12 stadiums to watch his Fightin' Texas Aggies. Because of his love for A&M, he moved to Bryan and lived here for the last 10+ years of his life.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Nell, and his parents and two sisters.
Bill leaves behind his daughters Deborah Harris and husband John of Houston, and Cynthia Gray and husband Skip of Dallas; his grandsons Andrew Harris and wife Anne-Marie of Houston, Brett Harris and wife Nicole of Dallas, Christopher and Sarah Gray of Oakland, California, and Patrick Gray of Bryan; his great-granddaughters, Addyson Harris of Houston and Camille Harris of Dallas.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers of Guardian Home Health, Traditions Home Health, The Parc at Traditions, and Home Instead.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
A&M Corps Cadets
Texas A&M University Military Sciences Building, College Station TX 77843-1227