OBITUARY

Felipe Sanchez, Jr.

September 8, 1924January 3, 2021

Felipe Sanchez Jr., 96, of Waco, Texas went to be with our Lord on the evening of Sunday January 3, 2021. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. Visitation and Prayer Services, at Connally/Compton, will be celebrated on Thursday Evening, January 14, 2021 with visitation at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a Prayer Vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m. concluding at 8:00 p.m. A Christian burial service will be Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Mass at St. Francis, proceeding to Oakwood Cemetery for a graveside service with Father Jose Jazo officiating.

Felipe was born on September 8, 1924 to Felipe Sanchez Sr. and Refugia Salcido Sanchez in Bastrop, TX. He was known to all of his family, close friends and those who loved him as “Felipito” “Pito”, "Tio", Grandpa, and Dad.

He attended Elk Schools and helped his parents and family on the farms and ranches, during his time as a young man, growing up in Elk, Texas. Felipe lived in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County, most of his adult life, where he met and married Rebecca Nino and had five children. Felipe was involved in the community as a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, and served on the Reicher Board of Directors in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s. He was a tremendous brother to his siblings, a wonderful family man, a good husband, a great dad, and an awesome grandpa. Felipe joined the Armed Services, to serve his country, in1945, where he began his career in the Army and was located at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Georgia. He later transferred to the Air Force where he was moved to Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas, before being stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. After the Air Force Felipe returned to Texas and where he worked at American Desk Manufacturing, later moved to Hammonds Industry where he helped with contracts and trade with Mexico, and completed his career as a supervisor with the Veteran’s Administration in Waco.

Felipe is preceded in death by his parents; mother, Refugia Salcido Sanchez, father, Felipe Sanchez Sr.; sisters Luz Hurtado, Delores Lopez, Cruz Sanchez Sosa; brothers, Hilaro Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez, Mercedes Sanchez; son Armando Sanchez; and grandson, Evan Sanchez.

Survivors include his wife Rebecca Nino Sanchez of Waco; son, Phil Sanchez III and daughter-in-law, Jeanie Mulligan Sanchez; their children Philip, Mari, and Andrew of Frisco, Texas; son Tony Sanchez and daughter-in-law, Laura Stephenson Sanchez, and their son Luke of Waco; son Stephen Sanchez and his sons, Justin, Ty, and Stephen of Waco; daughter Carmen Sanchez Pollard and son–in-Law, Gary Pollard, of Whittier, California; and four great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021

Memories

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Brad Burrow

January 20, 2021

My sincere condolences and blessings PS3 and all your family.

Ed and K Jasek

January 13, 2021

To the family,
Eternal Rest grant unto Felipe oh Lord, and my the Perpetual Light shine on him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace. We love and pray for you’ll.

Blanche Filoteo Dunham

January 9, 2021

My condolences to my cousins and family. I know Uncle Philip is with his Good Lord. When we would visit uncle Phil , he would send us off with an advise on how we should live life and say that the Good Lord will be with us . It was a blessing that he would send us off with, thank you for that. I know Uncle Phil is resting in the Good Lord's arms now.

Mary Lou McKibben

January 9, 2021

REST IN PEACE UNCLE FELIPE. I WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.
YOU ARE HOME IN HEAVEN WITH YOUR FAMILY. LOVE YOU.
YOUR NIECE MARY LOU MCKIBBEN AND TOM HOFFMAN

Mary Lou McKibben

January 9, 2021

Rest In Peace Uncle Felipe. I will miss you very much. I Love You.
You are Home now.

Lidia Castillo

January 5, 2021

I know you are resting in peace in Heaven uncle Felipe, I love you and will miss you so much.

ROBERT SANCHEZ

January 5, 2021

Rest in peace Tio,you are forever in our hearts.Bobby and Josie Sanchez and family. Round Rock Tx

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY