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Thomas Cortez Sanchez

October 29, 1948 — November 5, 2023

Seguin

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Popo, Father, Uncle, Husband & Friend to many, Thomas Cortez Sanchez, who left us Sunday, November 5th, 2023. Our hearts are heavy with grief, yet filled with profound love and gratitude for having shared the time we had with him. Thomas was born in Fentress, Texas on October 29th, 1948 to parents, Jesus and Maria Sanchez. He was a proud football player of Seguin High School and graduated in the class of 1968. He cherished his High School friends and the memories he shared with them.

Thomas was married at a young age to Sarah Sanchez. In 1976,Thomas moved his young family to Texas City in hopes of giving them a better life. There, he began his career as an electrician working in the chemical plants. Thomas was well known and respected in his community for his knowledge and expertise in his craft. To say he loved to work is an understatement. It was his passion. Thomas and Sarah spent their years together raising their family, traveling the world, going on cruises and spending quality time with their family and friends. Once retired, he spent many years on his beloved ranch in Seguin where he enjoyed tending to his cows and watching the Texas sunrises.

Thomas' children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was their teacher, mentor and hero. His lessons are ones they will always cherish and hold close to their hearts.

Thomas is preceded in death by parents and his son, Danny Velasquez as well as his sister Louise Sanchez.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Sarah Sanchez; children, Barbara Velasquez, Nancy (Marcus) Hiles, Jesus (Xochitl) Sanchez, Shalanza (Tracy) Wilson & Kevin (Ramira) Jackson; sisters Anita Ramirez and Olga Maddox. Thomas' grandchildren include James, Elizabeth and Victoria Hiles; Kyle, Codie and Abbegail Fackler; Mikaela Hardin; Cortez, Isabel, Sophia, Thomas Sanchez, Daniel Edward Velasquez, and Jillian Jenkins.  Thomas also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who adored him. In addition, he had many, many friends who's lives he touched in a variety of ways. He will be greatly missed by all.

Pallbearers will be Cortez Sanchez, Kyle Fackler, James Hiles, Kevin Jackson, Antonio Aranda & Jesus Sanchez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Marcus Hiles, Michael Ramirez, George Jarkesy, Randy Drinkwater, Joseph Boyd and Jason Sanchez

A viewing will be held Monday, November 13, 2023, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin, Texas. Funeral services have been scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Seguin, Texas. Interment to follow at Santo Tomas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home of Seguin, Texas. All flowers can sent there. Online condolences can be made at www.goetzfuneral.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, November 13, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Monday, November 13, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

409 W Krezdorn St, Seguin, TX 78155

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Burial

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Santo Tomas Cemetery

2798 TX-46, Seguin, TX 78155

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