December 30, 1945 – April 5, 2019
Felipe Sanchez, Sr., 73, returned to his heavenly home on April 5, 2019 at 7:34 PM. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and intimately gave him peace.
Felipe was born to the late Alfonso and Gerenosa Sanchez of Weslaco, Texas on December 30, 1945. In the summer of 1962, Felipe Sanchez, Sr. (age 17) met the love of his life, his soul mate Connie Lopez (age 14). They dated continuously until they united as one on December 18, 1964.
In March of 1968, Felipe Sanchez, Sr. moved from Weslaco to Grand Prairie, Texas to pursue his career as an Aircraft Assembler. Felipe started employment at Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter and retired from LTV Vought in September 2010.
Our Heavenly Father gave Felipe the honor and privilege of a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie Sanchez; five sons, Nicholas (Clover), Rolando (Alicia), Felipe Jr. (Margarita, Carlos (Margarita and Federico (Nina Marie); two daughters, Linda (Durrel), Laura (Jeremiah); brothers, Jose Sanchez, Alfonso Sanchez Jr., Israel Sanchez, Rene Sanchez; sisters, Elida Matamoros; 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sylvia (Jose); his parents, Alfonso and Generosa Sanchez; his brother, Rogelio Sanchez; his sisters, Emma Ramos and Magdalena Zuniga.
Felipe's final resting place will be at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens, 3001 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas.
- Federico Sanchez, Active Pallbearer
- Felipe Sanchez, Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Rolando Sanchez, Active Pallbearer
- Felipe Sanchez III, Active Pallbearer
- Kevin Harris , Active Pallbearer escorted by Jordan Armstrong
- Priscilla "Big Mike" Sanchez, Active Pallbearer
- Nick Sanchez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Joshua E. Sanchez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jeremiah Aguayo, Honorary Pallbearer
- Carlos Sanchez, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, April 12, 2019
April 13, 2019
I love you so much Daddy, you were the best DADDY a daughter could ask for, I'm going to miss you tremendously, you fought the good fight, thank you for everything you did for us, we lack nothing. Mijo miss you so much, your "little man". Love you Daddy always and forever.
Elvira Ramos Canales
April 12, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to all family
members and friends.
May he Rest In the arms of our Lord. ✝️Amen✝️
Dellanira Cruz Flores
April 11, 2019
Growing up brother Felipe greeted us with such a big smile while attending Alfa and Omega Church. He was quite a character always joking around and making us laugh. He leaves behind fond memories and such a blessed family. There was never a dull moment when he was around- that’s for sure. He lived a good life and I’m sure he is enjoying eternal life even so much more. Rest easy brother Sanchez.
April 11, 2019
My Father showed me to be a hard working man.