Gregory Allen Sanchez was born December 14th, 1955 in Wichita Ks to Isaac and Belen Sanchez.
Greg returned home on January 5th, 2019 after a long and hard fight. He took his last breath at 4:34am surrounded by his wife, children and best friend at St Francis hospital in Wichita Ks at the age of 63.
He graduated from Newton High School in 1974 and later graduated from WTI with an associate’s degree in electronics.
He married Rosie Corona on July 5th, 1980. They lived a full life in Newton Ks with their children and family.
A self-taught musician, Greg loved playing the guitar and bass throughout the years and also played in several bands. He was known as “The Blues Man.” He enjoyed going to blues festivals and attending concerts. He was a member of the Cowboy Action Shooting which he built targets for and was also a proud supporter of the NRA. He loved to bow and rifle hunt and was a welder for over 40 years.
He was currently employed at Excel Industries in Hesston Ks. You could often find him outside smoking and grilling food on his smoker/grill that he welded himself. He enjoyed sitting outside in the nice weather, listening to music while enjoying a beer. He gave advise, lectures, and almanac predictions to anyone who would listen. There wasn’t a day that he didn’t make someone laugh. His favorite cat Carl enjoyed sleeping on his head each night.
He leaves behind his wife, Rosie Sanchez; son, Isrrael Sanchez; daughters, Olivia (Juan) Negrete, Rose Sanchez, 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Michael (Tracy) Sanchez, Robert (Jeanette) Sanchez; sister, Carrie (Linn) Lapp, very best friend/brother Jimbo (Debbie) Honaker, Father-in-law Lupe Corona and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaac (Belen) Sanchez and son, Ricardo Sanchez.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 A.M. Saturday (January 12, 2019) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 5:00 and 7:00 P.M.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Association, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.