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Nelson Joseph Sanchez, 85, native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Choctaw, died Saturday May 5, 2012.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time today at St. James Chapel in Choctaw, with Mass to follow at 11 a.m.
He is survived by his son, Jody Adam Sanchez; daughters, Deanna Evans and Shannah Sanchez; brothers, Bob Sanchez and Clifton Sanchez; sisters, Gertie Hebert, Jeanne Gautreaux and Nancy Pitre; stepchildren, Darlene Tabor, Cheryl Adams and Charlene Cortez; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Lena T. Sanchez; first wife, Verina Sanchez; brothers, William Sanchez and Theophile Sanchez; and grandson Chad Becnel.
He was a Sergeant of the 20th Infantry Regiment 6th division from July 25, 1944 to Dec. 31, 1946 in World War II.
Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from May 6 to May 8, 2012