In Memory

Francisco L. 'Frank' Sanchez

Francisco L. 'Frank' Sanchez

Francisco L. 'Frank' Sanchez

April 1, 1931 - October 11, 2009

Francisco  Sanchez  
Francisco L. "Frank" Sanchez

TUSCOLA -Francisco L. "Frank" Sanchez, 78, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at his residence. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Tuscola Church of Christ, with Bob Kiser officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Visitation will be 6 ? 8:00 p.m. today, Monday, October 12, 2009, at the funeral home.

Frank was born April 1, 1931, in East Bernard, Texas, to Simpliso and Alvina Longoria Sanchez. He married Soila Vidaurri February 5, 1956, in Mathis. He and Soila moved to Tuscola in 1958, where he worked for several farmers and ranchers in the area. He was a welder in Abilene and worked in bridge construction for Bailey Bridges in a number of Texas locations. He was a custodian at Jim Ned High School for 14 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Tuscola Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Francisco Danial Sanchez; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Soila Sanchez of Tuscola; two sons, Erasmo Sanchez and wife Anna of Anson, and Johnny Sanchez and wife Jan of Garland; five grandchildren, Francisco Coy Sanchez , Erasmo Danial Sanchez, and Malia Sanchez, all of Anson, John Mason Sanchez of Garland and Elaina Grau of Copperas Cove; three great-grandchildren; a special niece and two special nephew who were reared in the home, Angie Flores, Alvin Bentencourt, and Martin Bentencourt.; two brothers, Juan Sanchez and Jesus Sanchez; two sisters, Maria Sanchez and Edarda Gonzalez; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.