He was born on April 11, 1921 in San Benito, to Porfirio and Catalina Sanchez.
He is preceded in death by his wife Rafaela L. Sanchez.
He is survived by his daughter Catalina (Joe Luis) Zuniga of George West; four sons, Porfirio Sanchez (Linda Zuniga), Jose Sanchez (Joyce Lopez), Martin L. (Rose) Sanchez all of George West, and Freddie Longoria of Seagrave; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, July 20, from 12-7 p.m., with a rosary recited that same evening at 7 p.m., at Galloway & Sons Chapel in George West.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 21, at the St. George Catholic Church in George West with Father George Johnson officiating. Burial followed at the George West Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Derek Sanchez. Jesse Longoria, Jaime Longoria, Genaro Longoria, Ray Longoria and Joe Longoria. Honorary pallbearer was Aaron Longoria.
Arrangements under the direction of Galloway and Sons Funeral Home on Three Rivers.