Ildefonso "Poncho" Perez, Jr.

August 22, 1946 - April 7, 2022
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Ildefonso “Poncho” Perez Jr, 75, joined our Lord in his heavenly kingdom on Thursday, April 7, 2022.  

He was born on August 22, 1946. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was happily married to Yolanda Perez, had three children and six grandchildren.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served two years in Germany and then Vietnam where he earned several medals including the Bronze Star, National Defense Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam TET Campaign Medal from 1966 – 1968. After he was Honorably Discharged from the war he desired to be a business owner and was very much respected and loved by his family, friends, and devoted customers. His passion was being at his shop, Perez Tire Center, as early as 5 am and spending as much time at his ranch alongside his family and friends. The ranch is where he felt at home caring for his many animals and his land. He will be remembered for his kindness, crazy humor and generosity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother Marina Perez, brother Antonio Perez, and cousin/best friend Oscar “Kalin” Vela.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Yolanda Perez; three children Mayra G. Perez, Veronica Rendon (Erick), and Ildefonso Perez III (Adriana); six grandchildren; Erick Rendon Jr, Daniel Adan Rendon, Samantha Perez, Sabrina Perez, Sophia Perez, and Selena Perez: Sister Dorina Rossell; Mother in Law Guillermina Lozano as well as other family and friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday evening, April 11, 2022 from 5pm to 9pm at Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services on 1320 Trey Drive where a vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7pm.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday Morning April 12, 2022 departing from Fred Dickey Funeral Chapel at 8:15 to Guadalupe Church for a Mass at 9am. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot at MVP Ranch in Mirando, TX. He will receive a Military Veteran Honored Guard Ceremony performed by Laredo Veterans Honor Guard and Fort Sam Houston Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be: Ildefonso Perez III, Erick Rendon, Erick Rendon Jr, Daniel Adan Rendon, Oscar Vela, and Amador Ballesteros.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Javier Banda and Jesus Moya

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Rosary will commence at 7:00 pm.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Time: 9:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: August 22, 1946
Died: April 7, 2022

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Luz Cadena posted on 11/10/22

In memory of Ildefonso "Poncho" Perez, Jr., Luz Cadena lit a candle


Luz Cadena posted on 11/10/22

Poncho you are my hero. You inspired me to keep going and to this day I still remember you as my hero veteran. I remember how funny and motivating you were. I LOVE YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!


ricardo ibarra posted on 4/15/22

condolences to the family. poncho great friend.


Ignacio R Salazar posted on 4/13/22

Sorry I missed your passing, brother, but will join you soon. God is great and he will take good care of you. I will always be available for your family if needed. God forgive the sins of this man and may your soul now rest in peace. Forever your friend, Nacho Salazar


Bruno E Sanchez posted on 4/12/22

In memory of Ildefonso "Poncho" Perez, Jr., Bruno E Sanchez lit a candle


Bruno E Sanchez posted on 4/12/22

To the Perez family: My sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.


Rene & Cynthia Lozano posted on 4/11/22

Our condolences to the Perez Family, May you’ll have peace through this difficult time May He RIP.


Gloria Ortegon posted on 4/11/22

Poncho may you rest in peace.


Gloria Ortegon posted on 4/11/22

My deepest condolences to all the family. May he rest in peace.


Zulema/Oscar H Garza Jr.(Primo Hermano)(Retired Asst Chief Patrol Agent-Laredo Sector-USBP) posted on 4/11/22

Our most sincere condolonces from the Garza Family. Your place in Heaven is reserved. Thank you for your outstanding military service to our country. May you Rest in Peace y vaya con Dios.


Angon/Ramirez Family posted on 4/10/22

Dearest Perez family....our most sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time...he will be missed...may he RIP!✝️?✝️ may you all have peace in your hesrts Respectfully Angon family


JACK DUNN JR posted on 4/9/22

My condolences to the Family of my friend, Poncho. We shared many great times and many common interests. Rest in Peace. God Bless. Jack


Julian Martinez Jr posted on 4/8/22

In memory of Ildefonso "Poncho" Perez, Jr., Julian Martinez Jr lit a candle


Julian Martinez Jr posted on 4/8/22

We are really sorry and sadden for the loss of Poncho. Our most sincere condolences to the Perez Family. From Julian Martinez & Fam. Good bye Ponchi


Chenando and Maru Martinez posted on 4/8/22

May the perpetual light shine upon him, May he Rest In Peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Perez family. May God grant you Peace and comfort at this most difficult time.


luz macias posted on 4/8/22

Our condolences to the Perez family on behalf of Dr. Romero & Staff. Mr. Perez will always be remembered.