Benito Ortiz Jr., 30, of Perry passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his home in Perry.
A memorial service in his honor will be held Saturday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Everyone is required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending the service.
Memorials will be given to his family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Benito was born Aug. 8, 1990, in Byrwin, Illinois, to Benito and Dolores (Gentry) Ortiz Sr.
He graduated from the East Greene High School in Jefferson.
Benito was employed at Tyson Foods in Perry.
He collected Pokeman, was the king of useless facts and made people laugh with his corny jokes.
Benito loved to spend time with his daughter, Emaleigh.
Left to cherish Benito’s memory are his parents, Benito Sr. and Dolores; daughter, Emaleigh Allen Ortiz; siblings, Maria Hernandez, Andrea Hernandez, Carla Hernandez and Candice Ortiz; nieces and nephews, Alexis Bumgardner, Douglas Bumgardner, Nayana Broc, Breanna Brock, Delrico Brock, Madianna Bell, Pedro Ortega, Gabriella Ortega, Jeffery Rieman, Jason Rieman, Shiley Rieman, Raven Osborne, Elijah Osborne, Luna Bermudez, Erica Holloway, Madisol Hernandez and Matea Hernandez; great-nieces and great-nephews, Louis Maldonaldo, Jahseh Ozuna, Adelina Ortega and Luciana Ortega; and his best friends, Hiram Black, Marcus Cannon, Tyree Felton and Adam Monroe.