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Lance Cpl. Guillermo "Willie" S. Perez

November 27, 2000July 30, 2020
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Lance Corporal Guillermo “Willie” Sammuel Carrizales Perez died at the age of 19 in La Jolla, California on July 30, 2020. Willie was born to Romelia Escobedo and Faustino T. Perez, Jr. on November 27, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas.

Guillermo, also known as Willie, was a kid who once you met, you could never forget. When he was young in Kingsville, Texas, one would say he was loud, adventurous, hyper, and dirty but that was him. He spent the majority of his childhood outside, avoiding the shower, and always being a kid full of life. It seemed as if he never ran out of energy. Willie could find any stick outside and chase you with it with continuous laughter in attempt to hit you. Forever fighting with his siblings, especially his brother, we all knew and now cherish the tough love! Others would say he was caring, optimistic, a helper, and a loving person- which are also true. With him being the youngest, he still did a lot for his family and loved ones. He loved learning new things and showing off all of the things he had learned. He always offered a helping hand or helped without being asked. He grew up to become a genuine and good person.

He enjoyed his teenage years. He loved to play his game till all hours of the night, only leaving his room for Whataburger - living the life. Willie worked at Schlotzsky’s for 3.5 years with his best friends Juan Viscarra, Miranda Garcia, Francisco Martinez, and Jorge Mandujano and he volunteered with the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club throughout his high school years. Finally, he graduated from New Braunfels High School, Class of 2019, and went straight into the Marines. One could never say Army or any branch other than the Marines, because you would get an earful from him telling you how disrespectful that was. He began his Marine Corps career as a Private First Class and had recently been promoted to Lance Corporal, where he received a certificate of Infantry Rifleman (0311) Course and a Sharp-Shooter Medal. Willie would randomly call his loved ones, it was sure to put a smile on their face, make you laugh and even cry. When he would visit his family, he would address Whataburger first. He would then take the time to go visit the entirety of his family- surprising his sisters and making it special for them. Not only did we lose a special person, we lost a loving son, brother, fiancé, cousin, nephew, and friend! He touched so many peoples hearts. He was literally one of a kind. If you didn’t know him, you truly did miss out in one of the good things in life! You will forever be missed, Willie. We all love you more than you know- always and forever!

Willie was preceded in death by his grandfathers Castulo I. Carrizales and Faustino S. Perez Sr. and niece Alizé Medelez. He is survived by his parents, Romelia and Jose Escobedo and Faustino T. Jr. and Erika Perez; fiancé, Monika Mendoza and parents Mr. Horacio and Mrs. Veronica Mendoza; grandmothers, Dora S. Carrizales, Grace Torres, sisters, Saummie Medelez, and Bobbie Medelez; brother Michael C. Perez. His step family includes, April Jimenez, Amy Elizondo, Yesenia Elizondo, Maddison Elizondo, Veronica and Anwar Anderson, Monica and Gerardo Garza, Erica and Ricardo Rodriguez, Joey and Mayra Escobedo as well as 18 nieces and nephews, and 2 great-nieces.

The public is welcome to stop by Zoeller Funeral Home 8 am until 5 pm every day through Wednesday, August 26, 2020 to sign the guest book and pay their respects. Visitation will continue until 9:00 pm on Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 am at Tree of Life Church 5513 S. Interstate 35, New Braunfels, Texas. All are welcome to attend. Options for attendance will include the main auditorium, the main lobby, a dedicated room for overflow, a room for individuals at higher risk, outdoor seating and an option to listen on your vehicle’s radio. For the protection of the family and friends attending the service, both a temperature check at entry and a face mask will be required while indoors. Face masks will be made available on-site.

Burial will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery following the service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only the family will be allowed into the gate at Ft. Sam Houston. Visit his website at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/9298590 for updates as well as to leave memories and condolences for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Willie was preceded in death by his grandfathers Castulo I. Carrizales and Faustino S. Perez Sr. and niece Alizé Medelez. He is survived by his parents Romelia and Jose Escobedo and Faustino T. Jr. and Erika Perez; fiancé, Monika Mendoza and parents Mr. Horacio and Mrs. Veronica Mendoza; grandmothers, Dora S. Carrizales, Grace Torres, sisters, Saummie Medelez, and Bobbie Medelez; brother Michael C. Perez. His step family includes, April Jimenez, Amy Elizondo, Yesenia Elizondo, Maddison Elizondo, Veronica and Anwar Anderson, Monica and Gerardo Garza, Erica and Ricardo Rodriguez, Joey and Mayra Escobedo as well as 18 nieces and nephews, and 2 great-nieces.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Recovery from Airport I35 N, Exit Seguin Exit, Through downtown New Braunfels to Funeral Home

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Register Book Available to Sign until August 26, 2020

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Chrys Baier

August 27, 2020

I only met Willie at boot camp graduation. I remember thinking how he seemed so much like my own son, Logan. After reading his story here, I realize he was a lot like Logan. I am so glad they became friends and had each others’ backs during that time. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers daily. I am just up the road in San Antonio & if you ever need anything, I’m available. You can find me on Facebook. Hugs and prayers to your family, and especially to you, my fellow Marine Mom.

Donna Limrick

August 27, 2020

May God embrace each family and friend and hold them in His loving arms. We pray for strength and peace for all.
We are a military family also. Our two son-in-laws were Amtrackers! Our son was a Marine too. The brotherhood is strong. It is forever. Willie will never be forgotten. God bless each of you.

The Limrick, Lira, and Rothrock families

Jolene Fussell

August 27, 2020

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Guillermo Perez., Although we did not know him we thank him for his courage and honor him for serving our country. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family in knowing that he is with our Lord. Blessings of our Father.

Paul Gerner

August 27, 2020

I did not know Willie. But I was a Marine in the 80’s and 90’s and my son was a Marine who served in combat in Afghanistan.
I am so very sorry for your loss and am so thankful that Willie was inspired by his friends, family and up-bringing to not just serve our country - but to take the hard road - and serve through the Marine Corps. This country and her people owes Willie and his family a debt of gratitude which cannot be repaid. But we should honor him and his sacrifice by never forgetting. May God bless you and give you strength as you grieve the loss of your great American son.
Semper Fi.

Daniel Cevallos

August 25, 2020

My deepest condolences.
MSgt Daniel Cevallos (Retired)

Felix & Zenia Rosales

August 24, 2020

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Guillermo Perez., Although we did not know him we Thank him for his service. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family in knowing that he is with our Lord.

Jerry & Melva Fernandes

August 22, 2020

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to your family.
We did not know Lance Cpl "Willie" Perez but are forever grateful for his service and ultimate sacrifice for our country.
We pray you find peace and solace in your darkest hours.

Betty Carcamo

August 22, 2020

To the Family of Lance CPL. Guillermo “Willie “ S. Perez,
With our deepest sympathy and condolences. Your family is forever in our prayers. May Wille Rest In Peace and we thank him for his service. Our father was in the military and suffered greatly. He is with the Lord now with Wille.

God Bless and May your family find peace and comfort.
The Carcamo Family

Gayle & Curtis Pfeiffer

August 21, 2020

We did not know ur wonderful, loving, funny son, fiance, grandson, uncle, etc who gave his life as a US Marine. But, we'd like to thank him for his honorable service, and we know that his family and friends will miss him sooo much.
It sounds as though he lived his life being very active and involved, never letting time pass without getting the most out of it.

I thank you, dear family for raising such a fine young man and am so sorry he was taken home sooo soon. My prayers go out for him and for all of his dear family and friends.-- God Bless You All!

Thomas Daum

August 21, 2020

So sorry for your Family's loss . My condolences from an old Navy man .Not only did he serve his Country , but now serving with the angels in heaven. May he rest in peace. Hand Salute.

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Biography

Lance Corporal Guillermo “Willie” Sammuel Carrizales Perez died at the age of 19 in La Jolla, California on July 30, 2020. Willie was born to Romelia (Jose) Escobedo and Faustino (Erika) Perez on November 27, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas.

Guillermo, also known as Willie, was a kid who once you met, you could never forget. When he was young in Kingsville, Texas, one would say he was loud, adventurous, hyper, and dirty but that was him. He spent the majority of his childhood outside, avoiding the shower, and always being a kid full of life. It seemed as if he never ran out of energy. Willie could find any stick outside and chase you with it with continuous laughter in attempt to hit you. Forever fighting with his siblings, especially his brother, we all knew and now cherish the tough love! Others would say he was caring, optimistic, a helper, and a loving person- which are also true. With him being the youngest, he still did a lot for his family and loved ones. He loved learning new things and showing off all of the things he had learned. He always offered a helping hand or helped without being asked. He grew up to become a genuine and good person.

He enjoyed his teenage years. He loved to play his game till all hours of the night, only leaving his room for Whataburger - living the life. Willie worked at Schlotzsky’s for 3.5 years with his best friends Juan Viscarra, Miranda Garcia, Francisco Martinez, and Jorge Mandujano and he volunteered with the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club throughout his high school years. Finally, he graduated from New Braunfels High School, Class of 2019, and went straight into the Marines. One could never say Army or any branch other than the Marines, because you would get an earful from him telling you how disrespectful that was. He began his Marine Corps career as a Private First Class and had recently been promoted to Lance Corporal, where he received a certificate of Infantry Rifleman (0311) Course and a Sharp-Shooter Medal. Willie would randomly call his loved ones, it was sure to put a smile on their face, make you laugh and even cry. When he would visit his family, he would address Whataburger first. He would then take the time to go visit the entirety of his family- surprising his sisters and making it special for them. Not only did we lose a special person, we lost a loving son, brother, fiancé, cousin, nephew, and friend! He touched so many peoples hearts. He was literally one of a kind. If you didn’t know him, you truly did miss out in one of the good things in life! You will forever be missed, Willie. We all love you more than you know- always and forever!