John E. Sanchez Sr. went to be with our Lord Monday, July 20, 2020 at the age of 73. He was born June 9, 1947 in San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his son, Arthur “Lou” Sanchez; granddaughter, Mia Sanchez; parents, Margarita and Juan Sanchez; sister, Yolanda Martinez and brother, Oscar Sanchez. John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Irene Palacios Sanchez; children, Patricia Martinez (Roger Sr.), John Sanchez, Jr. (Lisa), Tillie Sanchez, Lillie Avila (Tomas); 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren with 2 on the way;sister, Sylvia Duarte; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. John was a retired truck driver (UPS) and loved his profession, especially his time running a team with his son Lou. He loved spending time with his family and firing up the pit for some barbeque and conjunto, tejano or oldies. John was known to most as grandpa and lovingly accepted the endearing term. He would help anyone he could and welcomed everyone into his home. He spent his time either sitting in his favorite chair in the kitchen or sitting outside at his picnic table. His favorite past time was making memories with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would pick the granddaughters up from school (sometimes early and without permission) and always got them a snack. John’s heart was for his family. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. His joking and fun personality will never be replaced and his memory will live forever in our hearts.

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  1. Dad you took a piece of us when you left…our hearts will forever be broken. You gave us your everything and expected nothing in return. We love you daddy. We know you are whole and happy and with Lou and Mia.

  2. My deepest and sincere condolences to the Sanchez Family. My best memories of Johnny is that he always made me feel comfortable and welcome when I visit. He made me laugh so much that cried from laughing. We had some good time in the backyard sharing stories, BBQ and so on. I will alway remember you. Rest in Peace.

  3. Grandpa, I feel like you took a huge piece of my heart with you. I miss you and love you so much words cannot explain. I’m going to miss seeing your face and hearing your voice, I’m going to miss your stories, I’m going to miss everything about you. I will forever cherish all the wonderful memories that we had. Thank you for being the best grandpa/Pa to me and Jocey. I know this isn’t a goodbye it’s a see you later. I love you so much. Give my dad a hug for me. You two are my angels forever ❤️ Love always, your granddaughter Chiquis

  4. Sanchez family, Our deepest condolences. UJ will be missed. We are praying for you all. Love, the Duartes, Trevinos, & Villanuevas

  5. My prayers go out to the Sanchez family, especially to his daughter Pat and her family. May the Lord give you peace through these tough times. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. My dad was a hard working man who did all he could for those he loved. I’m happy that we got to spend time together and that we have so many memories. I’m thankful for everything you have done for me and I will forever carry you with me. I love you daddy ❤️ See you later

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