Abel Perez, a loving husband, son and brother, went to his eternal rest on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 51. He was born on July 16, 1965 to Altagracia and Mauro Perez, Jr.

Abel was a good and giving person. This admirable trait started with love for his family and for his church, and for helping others whenever he could. He spent many years working with and learning from his dad so that one day he could take over the family business, Perez Water Well Service. He was also owner and operator of Abel’s Drive Inn. He was a member of St. Pius X Mission in Sandia, Texas and was President of the Sandia Volunteer Fire Department. He was a huge sports fan, supporting the Orange Grove Bulldogs, the Calallen Wildcats, and University of Incarnate Word Cardinals. His happiness revolved around his wife and all of his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mauro Perez, Jr.

Abel will forever be in the heart of his loving wife, Elizabeth of Sandia; his mother, Altagracia Perez of Sandia; four brothers, Ramiro Perez, Mario (Sandra) Perez and Daniel Perez all of Sandia, and Enrique Perez of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Adelaida (Rey) Ochoa of Sandia and Josefa (Ben) Aleman of Beeville; his mother- and father-in-law, Joe and Eloisa Gonzales of Orange Grove; sister- and brother-in-law, Yvonne (Leonard) Garza of Calallen and Joey (Jennifer) Gonzales of Orange Grove; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at St. Pius X Mission in Sandia, Texas.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at St. Pius X Mission in Sandia, Texas with Father Raju as celebrant. 

Interment will follow at Sandia Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to St. Pius X Mission Building Fund, Sandia, Texas. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas.

Condolences may be offered at www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com