Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Fernando "Freddy" Sanchez

January 29, 1966January 12, 2020
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Fernando Alberto Sanchez, 53, known to most as Freddy Sanchez, passed into Eternal Rest on January 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Houston, Texas on January 29th 1966.

He was a long time member at St Joseph Catholic Church. Freddy was employed with the City of Houston Water Department for 25 years and retired in 2014. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family and taking care of our beloved pet Lilly. He loved cheering on his Houston teams, but if they were losing he quickly changed to the winning team.

He leaves his wife Lisa of 32 years. Daughters Krystal , Kelsey and grandsons Jackson , Karson. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. He was the youngest of a family of 12 siblings. He also is survived by brothers John, Tomas, Víctor Daniel. Sisters Tina, Mary, Victoria and numerous of nephews, nieces and our dear friends The Berrones Family. He is preceded in death by his parents Tomas and Lorenza Sanchez; brothers Francisco, Bernardo; sisters Esther, Maria; mother-in-law Aurora Medina; brother-in-law Albert Medina; and best friend Robert Garcia.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with the rosary being recited at 6:30 pm in The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024. Funeral Mass will be Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell Street, Houston, Texas 77007 with the graveside to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • Visitation with the family Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Rosary Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 17, 2020


Fernando "Freddy" Sanchez

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krystal sanchez

February 6, 2020

Dear Dad.
This is not a good bye but a Thank You and a see you again one day. I want to Thank you for loving me, taking care of me, making sure Mom had all she needed in order for us to have everything we needed and more, we never did without. I am blessed to have memories that I can cherish in my heart forever. You were the one that taught me how to catch a pop fly when I played T-ball. You were always cheering me on in everything I did. Watching sports will definitely be different no more hollering and yelling at the television. But your little buddies will carry on the legacy of sports watching, you taught them well. The memory I will cherish the most is the day you became a PoPo. Seeing how excited you were to become a grandparent made me so happy. Thank you for all the times I needed to catch up on sleep and you would tell me bring them here to me I will take care of them or I needed help putting the twins to nap, how easily you would rock them both to sleep in no time at all. You are truly the baby whisperer in our house. Thank you for everything you have done for them I will forever tell them how much their PoPo loves them.
We might not have been the perfect family but we are perfect together. I am honored to be The daughter of Fernando sanchez

Forever your ShayShay

John J. Cocker III

January 17, 2020


When I first met you, you played tough, but over the years I got to know you, I got to see you open up. You had your good days and bad days, but I could see that you were a passionate sports fan, the king of the grill, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Although your time has been cut short, I’m glad you were able to become a grandfather to Jackson and Karson and see them start to grow up. You were always there to comfort them and I am thankful for the time the boys and I were able to spend with you. They will always have those memories with you. You will be greatly missed.

Delia DeAnda-Sustaita

January 17, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Sanchez family... I just found out, Freddy, Debbie and I were friends in school. He will truly be missed.

Aruba Hanif

January 16, 2020

I pray for comfort and peace within the Sanchez family. The most kindest family with the biggest hearts. Love you all.


Lorenda Smith

January 16, 2020

Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear
For death leaves a heartache
No one can heal
And love leaves a memory
No one can steal.

I love y’all so much.
Lorenda, and Family

Gigi Robicheaux

January 15, 2020

I first met Lisa and Freddy about one year ago by devine intervention, due in part to Houston Rodeo. We became instant friends!
To a loving and beautiful couple with incredible memories, a thriving Family who has an abundance of understanding that Freddy's, love & presence will always be within reach in your thoughts, deeds and actions including his contagious smile for eternity. Freddy will always be with you forever.
With loving thoughts,

Wanda Cocker (John’s mom)

January 15, 2020

Lisa, Krystal, Kelsey & Lilly.
It is with Great Sorry we send our condolences for your loss. Freddy has been accepted into God’s Vast Kingdom. Cradled in the Loving arms of our Heavenly Father, no more pain or worries. We can be sure Freddy’s beautiful smile glows like the sun upon us each day.
We first met The Sanchez family when invited for Thanksgiving Dinner after John and Krystal dated a few years, time for families to meet. Welcomed warmly, greeted with hugs and great hospitality, and of course Freddy’s bright warm smile. Freddy reminded me of my High School friend’s dad who took us to the Cultural dances, He was in a mariachi band, I learned Freddy was also years ago. What a wonderful gift, memories long ago, they gave me without knowing so. At the twins first birthday party Freddy absolutely glowed as the Mariachi band played and sang. It became a great blessing, as he is now called Grandpa. A dream for him come true. We will miss him of course, we must know he is always in our hearts and memory forever. Watching over his loved ones. Cherish the warmth of your years of wonderful memories. May GOD be with you in this time of needed comfort.

Ida Glover

January 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Sanchez family. Lisa I pray that God give you and the girl's strength during this time of sadness. Always keep God first. Love You All, Ida Glover

Anastasios Raptis

January 15, 2020

It is so hard to believe you slept in the Lord.
You Lisa were very kind neighbors, at all times you were ready to help others and always with a smile.
But it is at these difficult times that we must remember that we are in this world just for a short time, and the best of life is still to come when we will rejoice at the presence of our Lord.
You were so kind there is not doubt that you are in a better place.
We are far away in Greece but very close with you in our heart and minds.
My good friend, well done in life. We will miss you and will never forget you.
Our prayers are with you.
May our Lord grant you eternal rest!!!
Anastasios and Rula. Love you.

Linda Gabrielson

January 15, 2020

Our Dear Neighbor, Freddy, will be greatly missed. Freddy always gave us a big friendly smile & wave whenever we saw him. Since his girls were babies, Freddy always displayed an evident fatherly-love towards them. I can clearly remember Freddy frequently tying their shoes. Their "third child", Lilly(the dachshund), was also under the watchful eyes of Fred. Freddy, & Lisa have always been such wonderful neighbors & friendly hosts to numerous family events. We will miss Freddy & hold dear the kind memories of him. Love Always, Linda, Hans, & Maddy