Obituary: Robert Lee Sanchez Jr. (July 23, 1994 – June 2, 2012)

By Submitted June 14, 2012 12:00 am

Robert Lee Sanchez Jr. passed away unexpectedly on June 2nd 2012. Robert was born in Crescent City on July 23, 1994, to Robert and Mary Sanchez. He was later joined by siblings Alex and Destanee Sanchez.

Robert was a joyful young man. He always had a smile on his face, and could make anyone feel better no matter what the situation. He was actively involved in church and was part of the core group of the Redwoods Family Worship Center youth group. Robert touched a lot of lives in his short time here on earth, and will be remembered by all he interacted with. He is now in heaven walking the golden streets with his little cousin Morgynn.

Robert enjoyed airsoft wars, paintball wars, and playing Xbox with his friends and his brother. When he would play Xbox with his friends they would always give him the sniper position because “he was the best sniper” according to his brother. He liked having bonfires with his friends, and enjoyed working out with his friends at school. He loved music, and had an aspiration to learn how to play the bass guitar. He would spend time with his younger brother writing songs. He was softhearted and loved children and animals. He loved his family, and was very protective of his little sister Destanee and his cousin Preslynn. He would spend time with them in grandma’s backyard climbing the trees and building forts.

Robert had goals, and was working to be able to buy a Toyota Tundra, his favorite truck. He was close to getting his license and was very excited about where life was headed. He planned on joining the Army and had signed up for BCT for next summer.

He is survived by his parents Robert L. Sanchez of Crescent City, and Mary Sanchez of Brookings, Ore.; siblings Alex and Destanee Sanchez; grandparents Veronica Tucker of Crescent City; Robert R. and Josie Sanchez of Trinidad, Colo.; Clay and Sue Mansur of Brookings, Ore.; aunts and uncles Mary Shaw and William Eldredge Jr. of Crescent City; Terri and Ron Hill of Eureka; Melissa and Matthew Ford of Crescent City; Troy Chacey and fiancé Kayleen Morrison of Crescent City; Rustie Mansur of Brookings, Ore.; Mert and Krystal Mansur of Eugene, Ore.; and numerous cousins.

Services will be held at Redwoods Family Worship Center on Saturday June 16, 2012, at 5 p.m., with a celebration of life to follow. Refreshments will be provided.

Two donation accounts have been set up to help with funeral cost and final arrangements, donations may be tax deductible:

In Crescent City:

Coast Central Credit Union

Robert Sanchez Jr. Memorial

Acct# 179901 S7

In Brookings, OR:

Chetco Federal Credit Union

Memorial Fund for Sanchez Jr.

Acct# 74735

— Submitted by Family