Anastacio Sanchez, Jr., 65, was called to the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. A lifelong resident of Laredo, he enjoyed learning about history, watching old westerns and football games, and spending time with his family. He was employed in the family auto parts businesses for most of his life, including Friendly Auto Supply and Sanchez Auto World.
“Tachito” or “Junior”, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his wife, Maria del Carmen Vargas de Sánchez; parents, Anastacio, Sr. and Dorina Palacios Rendon de Sánchez; brother, Alberto Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Zacarías Sánchez, and Cipriana Perales de Sánchez; and maternal grandparents Guillermo Palacios and Carolina Rendón Martínez de Palacios.
Always remembered for his sense of humor and generosity, he is survived by his loving daughter, Sara M. Vargas, and his grandchildren, Reyli and Amy. Left also to cherish his memory are his siblings, Marta S. and Joe Ortiz, Gloria and Cleofas Tellez, Eduardo Sanchez, and Adriana Sanchez. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, four aunts, and many cousins. Also surviving as extended family are Donald and Teresa Jordan and family, cousins of his beloved late wife.
Pallbearers include Eddie Sanchez, Peter Sanchez, Zachary Sanchez, Reyli Sanchez, Joseph Ortiz, Jonathan White, Ricardo Rocha, and Alex Guerrero.
Honorary pallbearers include Cliff Tellez, Joe Ortiz, and Donald Jordan.