Mr. Perez was born Feb. 27, 1949, in Beeville to Manuel and Esperanza (Villarreal) Perez. He was a truck driver for many years for Mission Petroleum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Esperanza (Villarreal) Perez.
Survivors include his four daughters, Cindy (Mark) Dreese of Austin, Dolores (Baldemar Garcia) Perez of Beeville, Jessica (Simon Fuentes) Perez of George West and Jennifer Perez of Alice; one brother, Albert (Frances) Perez of George West; and four sisters, Simona (Martin) Ybanez of San Juan, Andrea (Joe) Rodriguez, Victoria Garza and Celia Cuevas, all of George West.
Visitation was held Thursday, July 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel and resumed at 6 o’clock at St. George Catholic Church in George West. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at St. George Catholic Church. Interment with full military honors followed at George West Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mark Dreese, Baldemar Garcia, Simon Fuentes III, Angel Morin III, Robert Perez, Fidencio Martinez, Eliseo Perez and Ciriaco Villarreal.
Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel