Manuel C. Perez, 86, of Parsons, died Monday at his home. 

Manuel C. Perez, 86, of Parsons, died Monday at his home. 
He was born in Parsons on May 18, 1923 and was a graduate of Parsons High School, Parsons Junior College and Pittsburg State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in special education.  He was a special education teacher in the Parsons schools, employed by the Tri-County Special Education Cooperative. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, four sons, two daughters, fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Parsons Foursquare Church.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons.  The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Children’s Service League.  They may be sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS  67357.