OBITUARY: Tony Perez
Oct. 30, 1974 -- Sept. 12, 2020
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Tony Perez, 45, was called home to be with God on Sept. 12, 2020, in Bakersfield. He was born on Oct. 30, 1974, in Tulare, to Carlos and Imelda Perez.
Tony grew up in Buttonwillow and graduated from Shafter High School in 1993. Tony was a semi-truck driver and loved driving across the country. He was a humble, selfless, and adventurous soul.
Tony was a true foodie and an enthusiast for music. He loved spending time with his family and would do anything for them. He also had a heart for helping people and never met a stranger he didn't give a helping hand.
Tony is survived by his parent's Carlos and Imelda; his son Lasaro; his brothers Mario, Carlos, Joel, Juan and Rafael; his sisters Consuelo, Emily and Maria (Nicholas Hayes); his nephews Nathan and Ethan; his nieces Natalia, Juliet, Arissa, Genesis, Lindsy, Phoebe, Olivia and many more relatives.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather and grandmother, Benjamin and Manuela Cuevas, his aunts Carmela Bautista and Xochilt Perez.
Visitation will be at Basham & Lara Funeral Care, 343 State Avenue, Shafter on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.; the Rosary will be recited at 7: p.m. Mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 W. Lerdo Highway, Shafter on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the mass at Shafter Cemetery, 18662 Santa Fe Way, Shafter.
"Gone from our sight but never from our hearts."