McALLEN - Rogelio "Roy" Sanchez Sr., 64, passed away Friday, April 19, at McAllen Medical Center. He was born in Taylor, Texas to Juan Sanchez and Beatriz Ybarra Sanchez on September 3, 1948.
Sanchez is survived by his wife, Martha Sanchez; children, Roxanne Mendez, Rogelio Sanchez Jr., Robbin Salas; siblings, San Juanita Jackson, Rosa Ortiz, Juan Sanchez, Santos Sanchez, Ruben Sanchez, Eliodoro Sanchez, Victor Sanchez, Jorge Sanchez, Mario Alberto Sanchez; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Beatriz; sister, Mirella Sanchez; brother, Esbetan Sanchez; and his grandparents, Ramon and Olivia Sanchez.
Visitation was held Monday, April 22, at Ric Brown Funeral Home. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, April 23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission and burial followed at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.