He was born July 5, 1952, to Jesusa Soliz and Manuel J. Perez. He was employed by Dave Moore Ford, Sendero Chevrolet, Southway Ford, Richardson Brothers Chevrolet, Ancira Auto Group, Alexander Auto Group and, most recently, Beck Brothers Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Jesusa (Soliz) Perez; and two brothers, Rafael and David S. Perez.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Garcia of Karnes City; three sons, Jason Perez of San Antonio, Jerel (Gina) Perez of Austin and Justin (Lesley) Perez of Beeville; two stepsons and one stepdaughter, Oscar (Monica) Morin Jr., Arturo (Alicia) Olvera Jr. and Victoria (James) VeDear of Karnes City; five brothers, Ramon (Celia) Perez, Ernesto (Mary Helen) Perez, Geronimo (Maria) Rodriguez, all of Beeville, Manuel (Gloria) Perez Jr. of Memphis and Dan (Marisela) Tijerina of San Antonio; six sisters, Teresa (Rodolfo) Sanchez and Julia Vidaurri of San Antonio, Consuelo Santos of Cleveland, Noemi Botello of Houston, Angie (Carlos) Guerrero and Rosie (Rick) McCollum of Beeville; two grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren; and two aunts, Irene Soliz of Beeville and Delfina Perez of Houston.
Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at New Life Church.
Arrangements were under the direction of Maxwell P. Dunn Crematory, Corpus Christi.