Tomas G. Sanchez of Brownsville, Texas entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 75. After several years of battling Parkinson’s disease, Tomas peacefully passed away.
Tomas was born to Benigno and Mercedes Sanchez on June 16, 1945. Tomas graduated from Brownsville High School in 1967. Tomas went on to serve the South Western Spanish Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Tomas was devoted and loved to spread the gospel. Tomas worked for various companies throughout the continental United States. Tomas displayed a strong and professional work ethic that radiated his ingenuity. Tomas always strived to continue his education and earned his degree in air conditioning and refrigeration from the University of Texas at Brownsville.
Tomas had many hobbies. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, treasure hunting, traveling, music and was a gun and war history enthusiast. He loved to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Tomas also had a great love for his wife’s cooking.
Tomas will always be remembered for his love of family, spirituality, achievements, engaging personality, sense of humor, generosity, kindness and that winning smile.
Tomas is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Luz Elena Sanchez and his 4 children, Lillian Davis-Sanchez (Rhett), Tomas Sanchez Jr, Sally Sanchez, and Yvonne Welther. His four grandchildren, Nathaniel Sanchez (Sarah), Mina Welther, Aaron Sanchez and Anna Welther. His siblings, Dora Padilla, Arturo Sanchez (Martha), Rosa Morales (Carlos), Jesus Sanchez (Carlene+), San Juana Iniguez (Aurelio), Maria Delgado (Abel+), Alonso Sanchez (Estefania) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Tomas is preceded in death by his father Benigno Sanchez, his mother Mercedes Sanchez, his brother Benigno Sanchez Jr, and his sister Mercedes Kamara.
Visitation will be held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Viewing and Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 114 E. Price Road, Brownsville, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 9:00 A. M. with services starting at 1:00 P.M. Bishop Gillespie will be officiating. Burial will follow at Guillen Community Cemetery at 9055 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville, Texas.
Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485