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Jose Tirso Perales

June 20, 1952 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Jose Tirso Perales, 70, of Lubbock, passed away into his heavenly home on May 9, 2023. He was born on June 20, 1952 in Crystal City, Texas to Tirso Perales and Dominga Rodriguez. Jose was raised in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from Lubbock High school in 1973. He worked for Texas Tech University in the grounds department for many years before his retirement in 2012. Jose served America as a member of the United States Army for 3 years, before he was honorably discharged on July 2, 1975. He was a member of the Catholic Faith.

Jose had a great love for all sorts of dogs but especially pit bulls. He was a breeder and raised many pit bulls, many of which now belong to his family as beloved pets. If Jose could talk about anything for hours without end, it would be his love for the military and his dogs. He loved to watch wrestling and the Houston Texans football team. He really enjoyed spending time with friends and treated them as family. He loved to celebrate holidays and birthdays, often texting his family first thing in the morning to start the day’s celebrations. He will best be remembered by his immense love for his family and friends, his granddaughters are most cherished.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Erica Perales and Gabriella (William) Fred; sisters, Rosa Garza and Mary Helen Romo; granddaughters, Lena Perales, Breanna Rangel, Dicie Perales, Alexandra Rangel, and Isabella Fred.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Tirso and Dominga Perales and sister, Mary Lou Lucero.

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