Mr. Sanchez was born Sept. 2, 1954, to Juan and Nora Alice Sanchez.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora Alice Neahaus.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Juan C. and Olga Sanchez of Alvin; one daughter, Mandy Herbert of Scott, La.; four sisters, Ethel Garza of Refugio, Bernice Macias of Bayside, Susan Gaitan of Beeville and Anita Cain of Alvin; two brothers, John Sanchez of Youngsville, La., and David Herrera of Beeville; and two grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. James Catholic Church followed by a Mass at 10 o’clock.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Refugio.
Pallbearers were John Sanchez, David Duenes, Richard Garza Sr., Cody Edwards, Gary Cain, Ernest Garza, Dr. Stefan Walker and Enriques Amador.
Honorary pallbearers were James Kyle Walker, Nicholas Kade Walker, Trey Imgram III and Caleb Edwards.