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Obituaries

March 24, 2014

Charles William Perez Jr.

THOMASVILLE — Services for Charles William Perez Jr., 89, of Thomasville, are at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014,  at Allen & Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Howard Halladay will officiate and interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Perez passed away March 22 at his residence. Born Sept. 17, 1924 in Tampa, Fla., he was the son of the late Charles William Perez Sr. and Grace DesChamps Perez. He was married to Anna Mae Diaz Perez who survives. Mr. Perez was a veteran of the United States Navy and served from December 1943 – April 1946. He was a graduate of University of Florida, class of 1948, he was CEO of various trucking companies throughout the U.S., was vice chairman of board of directors of a bank in Trenton, Fla., and he served as Lector for Sacred Heart Church in Tampa. He enjoyed photography, sailing and horticulture with particular interest in Bromeliads and Bonsai. Mr. Perez had a wonderful sense of humor and collected jokes. He was a loving husband for 65 years, was a generous father, brother and friend who was highly respected by all who knew him. Other survivors include his daughters, Rebecca Ann Moncrief and husband, Craig of Bonita Springs, Fla., Mariana Perez of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Grace Elizabeth Perez of San Ramon, Calif., Carla Perez Laviolette and husband, John of Metairie, La.; grandchildren, Jessica Marie Ross and husband Brad, Melanie Christine Cross and husband Stephen, Daniel Timothy Murphy and wife, Laura, Rena Perez Fleming, Larissa Marie Fleming, Christopher Charles Burkert, Ross Edward Burkert, Lauren Nicole Williams and husband Jeff, Marcelle Elise Beaulieu, and Amy Rene Laviolette; great-grandchildren, Connor Bradley Ross, Riley Marie Ross, Dylan Timothy Cross, Liam Stephen Cross and Cadence Nicole Williams; nephews, Richard Poe, Bruce Poe, Dale Poe; and niece, Brenda Poe Kyzer.  He was also preceded in death by sister, Sylvia Margaret Perez Poe. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. before the service. Friends and family are invited to sign the online register at www.allenfh.com. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home

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