Faustino Perez, "La Poporra" Gutierrez, 73, died on Monday, April 7, 2008 after a long illness.

He was born in Plainview on April 14, 1934 to the late Abran and Maria Mercedes Perez Gutierrez.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown and worked as an agricultural laborer prior to his illness.

He is survived by his sister, Maria Arevalo of Robstown, two brothers, Felix Gutierrez of Robstown and Alfredo (Vicky) Gutierrez of Garland, and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at Robstown Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.