Scott Allen Perez, Sr.

May 26, 2016

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Scott Allan Perez, Sr., 44, passed away tragically on May 26, 2016 in Des Moines. He was born July 15, 1971 in Des Moines to Marsha (Herring) and Joseph, Perez, Sr.

Scottie spent his entire life in Des Moines. As a teen, he played football at Roosevelt, soccer, basketball and baseball.

“Peace, Love and Energy” was his favorite saying and how he lived his life. He would often give love taps on his friend’s shoulders as he knew no strangers and was loved by all. He was the kind of person who would invite people over for a warm meal, roof over their head and once provided shoes to a homeless person to avoid the cold winter.

Scottie loved music and could be heard singing while his brother, Pepe, played the harmonica. He would end every song with “uhhh energy” or “hun, hun feel it” to share the passion for his words. Scottie and Pepe were often together, even in his last moments, so much so that Scottie referred to Pepe as his “Irish Twin”.

Scottie loved his kids and grandchildren. It was not uncommon for Scottie to wake up his grandchildren with candy after they stayed the night. Scottie would often ask for a ride to Greenwood Park, where he enjoyed basking in nature and then walk back home. Scottie would always find a way to stay in contact with family and would often be found in the back yard meditating. He will be remembered in our hearts as most commonly wearing a sports jersey, jeans and backwards cap.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Marsha Perez; children, Scott Perez, Jr. (Lisa), Scotniesha Perez, Danielle, Justin, Emanuel and Marshal Perez; grandchildren, Keith Clayborne IV, Aniyah Perez, Zarii Perez, Antonio Perez, Aaliyah Perez and Zaynirah Perez; siblings, Micheal Alcantar, Joseph Perez, Jr., Patrick Perez (Shannon) and Cory (Sierra) Perez; mother of his 3 children, Shalisha Barber Allen; and many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Scalicity Angel Perez.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines with visitation from 2:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Resthaven Cemetery.

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