Cecil Sanchez, 79 of Houston, Texas passed away with his family at his side on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Cecil was born on November 29, 1935 to Genovio Sanchez and Catarina Alviso in O’Donnell, Texas Mr. Sanchez is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lucia Salazar Sanchez who was born and raised in Hearne, Texas but resides in Houston, Texas; four daughters; Gina Medrano of Houston, Texas, Belinda Valencia of Houston, Texas. Erlinda Sanchez of Bryan, Texas, and Anita Sanchez of Bryan, Texas; four sons; Tommy Sanchez of Houston, Texas, Jimmy Lopez of Houston, Texas, Rudy Lopez of Houston, Texas, and Jesse Sanchez of Bryan, Texas. Cecil is preceded in death by his daughter, Carmen Sanchez of Bryan, Texas and Grandson Christopher Lopez of Hearne, Texas Cecil served four years in the Army during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart of Honor and served as a member of the AFAM since 1967. The family received visitors for a visitation on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.