Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1 PM at Lindsey Cemetery for John Andres Sanchez, 94, of Lindsay who passed away April 5. Military honors will be offered by the California State Honor Guard .John was born November 30, 1922 in Branson Colorado to Jose and Desenia Sanchez. After leaving the navy he came to the Lindsay area where he attended the College of the Sequoias where he earned an Associates Degree. John served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and even taught at the U.S. Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare School in San Diego. He had a long life and a long civil service career serving as a police officer in Lindsay and then in San Diego before coming back to the valley. Working also at the Naval Electronic System Engineering Center in San Diego, and working as a truant officer in the Lindsay School District, and then finally retired from the California Conservation Corps. John enjoyed woodworking, watching TV, going to the casino, fishing, going out to eat and dancing and going to the gym at the McDermont Field House. He also enjoyed watching his grandsons play basketball. John was preceded in death by his son Bernard Sanchez and by all his siblings. He is survived by his wife Eloisa Sanchez of Lindsay, his daughter Patricia Sanchez of Lindsay, sons Terry W Sanchez of San Diego, Joe Sanchez of Lindsay, Mario Sanchez of Visalia; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 17 from 1 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Web sanders funeral home is in charge of all arrangements.
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