Lucio Sanchez Perez Jr. went to his heavenly home on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the age of 74. He was born in Realitos, Texas to the late Lucio and Dora Perez Sr. He came from a large family in which he was one of 11 children. As a young man, he married and became a father of his first two children - Emeline Hernandez and Eugenio Perez. When he entered his second marriage, he was blessed to become a father to two additional children - Gabriel Perez and Magdalena Perez.
In his earlier years while his children were little, he worked on Knolle Dairy Farms in Sandia, Texas and later transitioned into truck driving. After retiring, Lucio tried to keep busy by using his learned skills and worked as a handyman, carpenter and lawn care serviceman. In the mid-2000's, Lucio decided to settle in his final home of Jackson, Georgia. It is here where he met his third wife, Dolletta Montgomery and was blessed with four stepchildren - Mary Montgomery, Marian Stachowiak, Manuel Abero and Ricky Parham.
Lucio spent most of his life loving his family and making sure his family and friends were taken care of. He was open and honest and always put others first. He was a sweet, friendly soul who made life-long friends very easily. He loved spending time with his loved ones - especially his grandchildren - his pets, his farm animals and sitting outside on the porch. He loved hunting, fishing, singing, making jokes and completing word searches.
He is preceded in death by Lucio & Dora Perez Sr. (parents), Abelino Perez (brother), Bertha Maybray (sister), Emeline Hernandez (daughter) and Guadalupe B. Perez (wife). He is survived by his brothers Geronimo (Brunilda) Perez, Benito Perez, and Joe Perez and his sisters Estella Lassiter, Janie (Felix) Flores, Mary (Thomas) Aguilar, Eva Vallejo, and Celia Perez. He is also survived by his children Eugenio (Iris) Perez, Gabriel Perez and Magdalena (Rick) Perez and step children Mary Montgomery, Marian (Jeff) Stachowiak, Manuel Abero and Ricky (Samantha) Parham. Additionally, his legacy includes 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Lucio leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends both from Texas and Georgia and will be deeply missed by all.
The family will greet visitors on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00pm. Lucio's service will begin at 1:00pm and burial will follow at Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. Reverend Lamar Cole, Reverend Brent Bramblett, and Pastor Michael Medlin will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.