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OBITUARY - Perry Howze

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
View Park | Fri., Feb. 12, 2021 | 2:00P - 4:00P
Harrison-Ross View Park
4601 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043

In Loving Memory of Perry Howze

May 15, 1952 - January 7, 2021

Perry Howze was born on May 5, 1952, to the union of the late Johnnie C. Howze Sr. and Florine Howze in Los Angeles, CA. He attended 28th Street Elementary School, John Adams Junior High School, and graduated from Jefferson High School. Shortly after, he began a career at a local plywood manufacturing company in Torrance, California. Perry married in 1979, and to this union, one child was born, a daughter, Tynisha Renee Howze. Perry was a faithful member of the Gospel Prayer Center until his passing.  

As a young man, Perry always loved the outdoors, known for taking long walks from South Central Los Angeles all the way to the beaches of the Pacific Coast. Perry enjoyed watching movies, playing games, dancing, and especially listening to music, such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Mr. Dimples Fields, Sade, and the Sugar Hill Gang. He loved watching and going to wrestling matches at the Olympic Grand Auditorium, and his passion was gymnastics. Perry was known for doing headstands and stunts on the rings at Venice Beach for his nieces and nephews. Perry was the highlight of family gatherings, always dancing with his fancy dance moves, turning and spinning us round and round really put a smile on everyone's face. And let's not forget his talent for being a freestyle poet, in which his poetry was never written down. By far one of the best Cha-Cha dancers in town. Perry was very compassionate; he never met a stranger and was known for his greetings of "Hey my Brother, and "Hey there Lovely." He, too, like everyone else in the family was known to giving nicknames such as Ard Vark, Littoe Wittoe, Mr. DJ, and Zavian, to name a few. Perry is known for saying things like, "You can mean, but don't be so cruel" and "Fine as Wine in the Summer Time." 

Perry is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie C. and mother Florine Howze; brother Johnnie Howze; sisters: Maxine Davis, Barbara Garner, Rosalind, and Debra Howze; brother-in-law James Garner, nephews: Rodney and Dennis Davis, Frank Alvarez, Jr., and James Garner Jr.; nieces: Rhonda and Darlene Davis, and Jennifer McKenzie.  

Perry's days on earth will be reflected by his daughter Tynisha Renee Howze; his Lady Love Vicki Knight, and a host of nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great+`great- nephews, and a host of family and friends.  

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The family of Perry Houwze would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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