Deerfield- Thomas Sanchez, 85, died on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. He was born on December 5, 1932 at Menard, Texas the son of Rafael & Rosa (Urteaga) Sanchez.
Thomas attended school in Menard and moved to the Finney and Kearny County area when he was 16 and worked as a farmer. He spent many years as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Deerfield Co-op. He later worked for Gottsch Feed Yard before retiring. He was a member of the Assembly Of God Church in Lakin and enjoyed shopping for cars and doing mechanic work.
He was a great Dad to Gracie Munoz of Deerfield, Robert Urteaga of Amarillo, Texas, Katie Limon of Satanta, Gilbert Urteaga of Lakin, Lois Oropeza of Lakin & Jessie Urteaga of Amarillo, Texas. He is also survived by his Brother- Gilbert Sanchez of Wichita & 2 Sisters- Hope Sosa and Mary Sanchez both of Menard, Texas. He was preceded in death by 4 Brothers- Lewis, Raymond, Jimmy & Sammy & 2 Sisters- Josephine Gloria & Lydia McIntosh.
Prayer Service will be at 7:00 PM Monday and Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday at First Assembly Of God Church in Lakin with Pastor Rafael Franco officiating. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Memorials are suggested to High Plains Retirement Village in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 508 N. Main, Box 91 Lakin, Ks 67860 620-355-7575