Albert Perez, age 74, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 surrounded by family. Albert was born October 20, 1944 to Alberto and Alicia Carranza Perez in Del Rio, Texas. He was a graduate of Del Rio High School. Albert went on to attend the University of Texas, where he met Irma Leticia Guerra and they married in 1967. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1968. Albert later received his J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1974 and had a successful career in criminal defense and personal injury law. He practiced in Lubbock for over a decade and then in Fort Worth until the time of his death. Professional affiliations include: Tarrant County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Bar, and Mexican American Bar Association. Albert and Irma are the proud parents of four children: Evalis and spouse Jesus “Jay” Chapa, Marcela, Albert, Monica and spouse Casey Matthews. Albert will be affectionately remembered by his eight grandchildren: Taylor, Mason, Emilia, Albert, Reese, Lia, Alex, and Adriana. He is also survived by five siblings: Leticia and spouse Joe Shafer, Norma and spouse Karl Stegman, Sylvia Perez, David Avalos, Liza and the late Robert Ortega.
From a classmate of Albert Perez, on behalf of Class of 1962, Del Rio High School:
Word has come that Albert, our friend and classmate, passed away in Ft. Worth on May 2nd. Albert started at Garfield and moved through the Del Rio schools graduating as a member of the Del Rio High School Class of 1962. I am sure near the top of our class. Albert had a career as a pharmacist and as an attorney. He one time sang the praises of Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. Rowland stating Latin class followed him throughout both professions and the lessons learned from typing the 'Flight of the Bubble Bee' were applied to all of the letters and documents that left his law office.
Albert was on the Wildcat B Team playing the position of defensive guard. He recalled a scrimmage with the 'big boys' when he stood up to see Chuck Moody, a Senior, coming straight at him. Albert grabbed Chuck by his chest, he and said Chuck dragged him ten yards down the field before he finally brought Chuck down. Although Couch Powell complimented Albert for 'sticking it to him', he said he decided Debate and Extemp were safer avenues for him.
He cherished his memories of those days and said "Life was good then and we were blessed".
Our sincerest sympathy to his family.
Rest In Peace Albert