Mr. Perez was born July 26, 1937 in Coy City. Mr. Perez was retired from Chevron.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Cantu Perez; daughter Janie (Terri) Batson from Huntsville, daughter Anna (Manuel) Rivera from Houston, son Crespin (Ruth) Perez, Jr., from Karnes City, daughter Helen Perez from Karnes City, son Ruben (Nancy) Perez from Runge, daughter June (Mark) Garcez from Karnes City; brothers, Eugenio Perez, Jose Cruz, Daniel Cru, Rudy Cruz, Pablo Cruz, Gumby Cruz, Rick Cruz; sisters, Petra Rodriguez and Connie Aguero; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was prceded in death by his parents, Gumicindo Cruz and Irenia Sauceda Cruz; by his biological father Manuel Perez, and by his brothers, Felipe Cruz and Angel Cruz.
Visitation was held Friday, May 10 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church at 1 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening at the church.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, May 11 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church at 2:30 p.m.
Burial followed in the New Breman Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to and under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home.