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Johnathen Patrick Lee Perry
Dec. 3, 1983 Feb. 22, 2018
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Johnathen Patrick Lee Perry, 1983-2018 - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Johnathen Patrick

Lee Perry

Dec. 3, 1983 - Feb. 22, 2018

Johnathen's absence in this life will be felt by many and on a daily basis. He leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten as a proud father, protector and lover of people with a zest for life. It is truly a God given gift to not only make people feel, but know that they are loved and Johnathen possessed that without question. Every "hello" and every "so long" was a huge smile, bear hug, and a heartfelt "I love you."

He was an avid sports fan - especially the 49ers and Giants. He loved family vacations and gatherings, laughing with his brothers, cousins, and friends that were more like family. As a child, his passion and love for football and baseball were only matched by his amazing talent. He attended Virginia Parks, Mae Hensley, and was a proud Ceres High Bulldog and Hughson High Husky and standout athlete/MVP. As an adult, his passion was shared with some very blessed children who he so generously gave his time and energy to by coaching them to find their own hidden talents. He coached the Hughson Oilers 2002-03, Modesto Raiders 2016-17 and volunteered with a multitude of youth teams in between. He took great pride in his work at the family business Green Eyes Manufacturing, and had many fun stories from prior employment at Acme Electric of Turlock, Turlock Auto Plaza, and even Crossroads Feed where he bucked hay through high school. Johnathen lived a life of service and sacrifice, volunteering as a coach, donating his time to the Turlock Moose Lodge alongside his parents and family, assisting with fundraisers for the Children's Hospital, or just helping out a friend, person, or cause in need. Oh, and if you needed muscle he had plenty and gave it freely- moving family and friends countless times, expecting nothing in return. It has been said that if you needed a dollar - and he didn't have it to give - he would find a way to borrow one, give that to you, while he quietly carried the debt. He truly cared about people and felt the depth of their needs, empathetically and without judgment taking them on as his own. Johnathen had a true calling for loving others, and the world is a better place for having been blessed by his presence in it. If you knew Johnathen, then you will in no doubt remember him smiling, laughing, and loving life. And that is exactly what he would want each of us to do.

"I give you a new commandment: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
John 13:34

He leaves behind his loving mother, Juliet Perry (Mitch Giles); his fiancé, Sabrina; his baby daughter, Anastasia Perry; his son, Abraham; three e brothers, Tom Perry (Roxanna), Brian Perry (Taryn) and Matthew Perry (Ambur); his grandmother, Anita McCabe; his godparents, Manuel Perry and Debbie Cardoza; his godchildren, Elijah, Jaycee, and Paige Perry; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends he considered his family. He was preceded in death by his father Tom Perry Sr., grandmother Mary Perry, grandfathers Lee McCabe and Jack Dixon, his uncle Steve Parker, and nephew Isaac Mannon.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary in Turlock from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, followed by a Celebration of Life and Rosary at 6:30 p.m. also at Allen Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the Turlock Moose Lodge.

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-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018