George Edmund Perez
August 30, 1929 – April 8, 2019
George Edmund Perez was welcomed into his heavenly home on April 8, 2019 at the age of 89. George is survived by his wonderful, devoted wife of 65 years, Barbara; children, Michael Perez & wife Marcia of Boca Raton, FL; Glenn Perez & wife Karen of Mims, FL; and Melanie Fortnash & husband Jim (Doc) of West Palm Beach, FL. 10 grandchildren: April, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Matthew, Gabrielle, Keith, Megan, Jennifer, Angelina, and Melissa; and 4 great grandchildren: Nathaniel, Cassandra, Jayla, and Sienna. He is preceded in death by Victor and Rose Perez, and siblings Allen, Eileen, Bobby, and Ray Perez. George was born on August 30, 1929 to Victor & Rose Perez. He graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1948. He married Barbara Yvonne Wilson in 1953 and moved to Charleston, SC where he served for 4 years in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. Following an Honorable Discharge, George worked for a total of 38 years in the architectural departments of the Dade County Board of Public Instruction and Metro Dade County. He was the first recipient of the Employee of Excellence Award, given to an outstanding employee of Metro Dade County departments. Over 8 years, George & Barbara welcomed 3 children into their home: Michael, Glenn, and Melanie. The couple raised their children by Christian principles which were of utmost importance to them. They also took 10 other young people into their home and parented them as their own. George was a kind & wise father who loved his children unconditionally and supported them wholeheartedly. He was a joyful & encouraging parent who led by example with his gentle, servant’s heart. George loved singing in the church choir and praising God with his tenor voice. He was a man of the Holy Bible who was passionate about his relationship with the Lord and used every opportunity to introduce others to Jesus who he loved. He was an active and dedicated member of Family Church West in Royal Palm Beach, FL. We can envision the Lord smiling at George and saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master!” Matthew 25:23 A funeral is scheduled for April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. , visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral & Event Center, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33417, with a reception meal to follow. Rev. Gene Maddox, Rev. Kevin Mahoney, and Rev. Dan Plourde will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of George to Deaf Missions International (in the US, Spain, Costa Rica, & Colombia) at www.dminetwork.org. P.O. Box 8514, Clearwater, FL 33758.
- Barbara Perez, Wife
- Michael Perez (Marcia), Son
- Glenn Perez (Karen), Son
- Melanie Fortnash (Jim), Daughter
- Mr. Perez will also be greatly missed by his beloved 10 grandchildren: April, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Matthew, Gabrielle, Keith, Megan, Jennifer, Angelina, and Melissa; and 4 great grandchildren: Nathaniel, Cassandra, Jayla, and Sienna.
- Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Military Funeral Honors Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Prayer Service Saturday, April 13, 2019