Faustino G. Sanchez Sr. (1943 - 2018)

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    - Gilbert and Mary Gonzales

Petersburg- Faustino "El Chivo" Sanchez, Sr. 75, of Petersburg passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was born August 17, 1943 to Tiburcio and Leonor Garza Sanchez in Harlingen, Texas. Faustino married Josie Benitez February 14, 1963 in Lubbock. He worked for local farmers and for the Petersburg Coop Gin as a truck driver for over 30 years until he retired in 2010.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Josie; children, Faustino Sanchez, Jr., Elizabeth Sanchez both of Petersburg, Flora Ramirez of Lubbock, Norma Sanchez of San Antonio, Meter and wife Lisa Sanchez of Petersburg; siblings, Erlinda Markee of Evansville, IN, Sandra McCallister of Madera, CA, Gilbert and wife Teresa Sanchez and Lollie Kennedy all of Harlingen; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tiburcio and Leonor; brothers, Eulalio Sanchez, George Sanchez, Tiburcio Sanchez, Jr.; sisters, Bertha Garcia, Vickie Cavazos, Diana Puga, and Sophie McCollum.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am with Rosary to be cited at 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg with burial to follow at Petersburg Cemetery.


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Lubbock, TX 79401
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2018