Cpl Monico Perez III
November 20, 1967 – June 4, 2019
Cpl Monico “Monty” Perez III
November 20, 1967- June 4, 2019
“Semper Fi” A Marines Motto
Cpl Monico “Monty” Perez III, 51, of Humble, Texas passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday morning June 4, 2019. Monico battled Stage 4 Lung Cancer with true heroism, he was the definition of valor and strength. As he was called home he was surrounded by family and friends, a true testament of the impact he had on so many.
Cpl Monico “Monty” Perez III was born on November 20, 1967 in Long Beach, California to Monico Perez II and Sally Dolores Perez. Monico was the youngest of five and the only boy. Cpl Monico Perez III graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School Class of 1985. While in high school he was very active in the ROTC program. Shortly, after graduation at the young age of 17 and to his parents dismay he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. in Los Angeles, California. While in the Marine Corps he received, Rifle Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. After four year in the Marine Corps and four year in Reserves he was Honorably Discharged. “Sempre Fi” is his Motto and he has never stopped living by the Marine Corps values.
In August of 1989 he moved to the Lonestar State and found his place in Humble, Texas where he remained. While in Texas he joined the Knights of Columbus, worked in construction, carpentry and remodeling. He started a business named “BackYard Basics”. Monico was a skilled carpenter and eventually began working at Lowe's Home Improvement where he was a valued partner. Monico often used his trade to volunteer his time to remodel schools and boys centers. As life goes on Monico fathered five amazing children four girls and one boy. These children helped make him the man he became. That is a man who never met a stranger, loved unconditionally, and had a heart of gold. He always had a way of making people feel like they were the most important and would do anything for them. Monico loved his family and friends to a fault. He was also very passionate about the Marine Corps, Karaoke, Texans, Astros, Oldies and California. He never lost his love for California but he has always had a heart as big as Texas. As the years go by, Monico met his amazing wife Tina Marie Perez on September 21, 2003. His love for Karaoke allowed him to serenade the love of his life as she became his rock. The love they shared was without a doubt a gift from God. Cpl Monico “Monty” Perez III was a family man, a soldier, a teacher and an amazing human being who will be dearly missed but never forgotten and that is because he touched so many hearts.
Cpl Monico Perez III is preceded in death by Sally Dolores Perez (Mother), Monico Perez II (Father) and Monica A. Operchuck (Sister).
He is Survived by his wife Tina M. Perez, his five children, Cynthia D. Perez, Jamie C. Perez Sackett (Johnathan Sackett), Monico Perez IV, Serenity M. Perez, Hope T. Perez. His Grandchildren Grayson J.P. Bourland, Esther A. Sacket. His Siblings Rosario R. Foster, Katherine M. Stoltz, Sally D. Ohlsen. His In-Laws, Aunts, Uncles and multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be held at 11:00 A.M., June 11, 2019, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Fwy, Houston Texas 77060. 281-443-0063 To Leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at: www.dignitymemorial.com
Burial will be at 12:30 P.M. at Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 11, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Cpl Monico Perez III
June 8, 2019
Uncle there are so many memories growing up with you - playing ball in the streets, watching horror movies, pillow fights in the den, singing and dancing together, your visit to the Philippines as well as the time we were together in Okinawa for our Far East tournament (you staying in the room with Coach Moffat) and so many more. We laughed together and cried together - apart of each other lives for many important events. I will always cherish those times
- love you always 💙
June 8, 2019
My beloved brother "Monico" you left us way to early~ it wasn't up to me, you were always in God's hands not mine.
Your my brother so special to me. Together we have shared so many memories. Your a friend to my spirit, and a gift to my heart. You've lifted me up with your love, its painful to part. You are one of the greatest gifts my heart will ever know. These words are a reminder of the love I have for you. ~ always and forever~ until we hug again.