Elias C. Perales

Elias C. Perales

Mr. Elias “Papa Lee” Perales, 80, of Lockhart, entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Mr. Perales was an avid golfer, golfing for more than 61 years, and being a member of the Pan American Golf Association (PAGA) since 1951. He was a truck driver for more than 25 years and also drove buses for LISD for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alicia P. Perales.
Mr. Perales is survived by daughters: Norma A. Tapia and husband, Emilio, of Maxwell, Sylvia P. Juarez and husband Guadalupe (“Peter”), and Olga P. Garcia and husband, Richard, all of Lockhart, and Mary Alice Sabat and husband, Geronimo, of San Marcos; son, Juan Elias “Lee” Perales and wife, Rachel, of Austin; sisters, Rose Mary Lockwood, of Canyon Lake, and Dolores Rodriguez, of Austin;  10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at St. Mary ‘s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, also at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Serving as pallbearers were Mario Perales, Javier Perales, Christopher Saldana, Nikko Saldana, Geronimo Sabat IV, Jesse Garcia, Domingo Yruegas, Abel DeLaCruz, and Rosario Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers were Monica Juarez, Crystal Maiorka, Aza Sabat and Emily Tapia.
Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Samuel DeLeon and Son, DeLeon Funeral Home.

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