Israel Perales, Jr. was taken too soon from us on Friday, October 9, 2020. He was born in Gregory, Texas on August 29, 1963. Israel was a man that was respected by many, a loving father and an amazing husband. He served his community as a peace officer for 27 years for the city of Ingleside and Aransas Pass Texas. Upon his retirement, he guarded Juan Diego Academy in Mission Texas. He protected “God’s Holy Ground.” For many that knew him, they knew they always had a friend. He was well respected in the community. He participated in molding many young people. He was an avid griller, famous for his barbeque.
He is preceded in death by his parents Israel Perales, Sr. & Juanita Perales and Diana Hernandez (sister).
He is survived by his wife Maria Juanita Leal-Perales, daughter Annalisa Marie Perales, sons Porfirio “Alex” Reyes and Jamie Reyes (Odalyz), fur children Chico and Pistol, siblings: Ramiro Perales (Maria Antonia), Robert Perales (Betty Marie), Juanita Perales Quintanar (Albert).
We will miss him forever but he will live in our hearts until we meet again.
A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Rivera Funeral Home, 1901 Pecan Blvd in McAllen from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the rosary at 7:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping with social distancing orders, all necessary restrictions will be observed in order to protect the health and safety of those in attendance. Wear face coverings while inside building. Continue to practice social distancing while inside the funeral home chapel. We continue to ask that those at risk or those not feeling well stay home and reach out to the family through our obituary page.
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