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Obituary for Fortino "Fortino Pereyra" Pereyra

Funeral services for Fortino Pereyra, 71, are scheduled for 3 p.m. on August 20, 2022, at Church of Christ with Joshua Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on August 19, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home.
He passed away on August 15, 2022, in Fort Worth under Inpatient Hospice care surrounded by his family.
Fortino Pereyra was born on August 6, 1951, to Elíseo and Higinia Pereyra. Fortino gained his wings and went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on August 15, 2022.
Fortino was born and raised in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and moved to Childress in 1984, is survived by his children, Stephanie Williams and her husband Bobby from Hutto Texas, Fortino Pereyra Jr. from Childress, Elizabeth “Liz” Pereyra from Lewisville Texas, Tonya Short and her husband Larry of Childress, Camelia Fields, and brothers and sisters; Nicolas, Filomena, Teresa, Gabriel, Antonio, Ignacio, Piedad, Soledad, Elíseo, Ignacio & Pascual. Fortino had 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren whom he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Teresa Pereyra and children Gabriel Sr., Rachel, and Donald Pereyra; his great-grandson; Xander Wade Martin; his parents Elíseo and Higinia Pereyra.
Fortino grew up working on the family ranch, very proud of that part of his life. As a young man, he worked orange groves in parts of Florida. He met Teresa while working with her father. They fell in love and married on June 8, 1974. They spent the next 10 years in Florida raising their 5 children as he worked as a Butcher Supervisor. They then moved to Childress in 1984. Fortino and Teresa spent 46 years working side by side raising 5 children. He loved spending time with his family, riding his horses, and caring for his land. When he didn’t have to work or tend his animals, he spent time fishing, picking pecans, or shelling them with his wife. Let it be known that he never met a stranger he couldn't talk to, one of the kindest men you could ever meet. Fortino had many sayings in Spanish, one of them that was used the most is “ El pendejo y huevón trabajan doble!”
At the end of each day, Fortino’s main concern and goals were to provide for his family!