Salvador "Chava" Sanchez Jr. left this earth to join our heavenly father on October 2nd, 2021. He was born on June 22, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Socorro, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from William Beaumont Army Medical Center after 32 years of dedicated service. Chava had a lifelong love for horses. He was well known in his hometown of Socorro for his passion of caring for horses and farm animals alike. He enjoyed hunting and the great outdoors. He was a wonderful storyteller and was a joy to listen to as he told of his many "adventures". Chava was a loyal brother and friend to many. He will be greatly missed but will forever remain in our hearts. Chava is survived by his wife, Irma G. Sanchez, daughter, Sara Lynn Sanchez, son, Salvador "Charlie" Sanchez III, son-in- law, Felipe Mendoza and five grandchildren who were the light of his life: Alyssa Annel Mendoza, Austin Felipe Mendoza, Charles Alexzander Sanchez, Preston James Sanchez, & Timothy Caden Sanchez. He has 5 sisters who love him dearly, Julie Carrillo, Sylvia Morales, Margaret Trujillo, Rosemary Marin, and Rachel Gomez as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents Salvador H. Sanchez and Rosa P. Sanchez. Public visitation: Wednesday October 13, 2021 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home 9521 North Loop, El Paso, TX 79927 Rosary: Wednesday October 13, 2021 7:00 p.m. Sunset Funeral Home 9521 North Loop, El Paso, TX 79927 Mass: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Socorro Mission - La Purisima Catholic Church 328 S. Nevarez Rd., Socorro, TX 79927 Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers: Michael Carrillo, Javier Garcia, Javier Garcia Jr., Robert Gomez, Felipe Mendoza, Carlos Rodriguez, Henry Joseph Trujillo, Patrick Henry Trujillo Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home- Americas.
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