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Obituary – Leonel “Teto” Sanchez
November 17, 2018
MCALLEN – Leonel “Teto” Sanchez passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018. He died at his home surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Alicia Palomarez. He is survived by his children, Mariselda S. Flores, Hermelinda Escobar, Inez Thomas, Leonel Sanchez Jr., Lucinda Sanchez, Daniel Sanchez, and Melissa Sanchez, 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was a musician and dance promoter. In 1964 he moved his family to California where he built a musical career promoting other bands, having weekly dances called “El Baile Grande” in various cities in California. He also had a daily radio show and weekly Sunday morning show called “El Show De Leonel Sanchez”. In 1972 he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and led his whole family, including his parents, brothers, sisters, and their children to the Lord. He served the Lord for the remainder of his days, preaching and singing to spread the gospel.
He lived his life with pride and dignity, he handled his illness and passing with grace. His greatest loves were his wife, Alicia P. Sanchez, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He has left a tremendous void in their lives, never to be filled. He is greatly loved by his family and will be missed always.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 4pm at Calvary Baptist Church located at 1600 Harvey Dr. McAllen, TX 78501, followed by a reception at the church. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.