Fermin Sanchez, Jr.

Fermin Sanchez, Jr., 26, a lifelong resident of Pearland, TX passed away in his home on January 7, 2020. Fermin was born on October 21, 1993 in Houston, TX and was of the catholic faith. He played on the State Championship football team in 2010 as a starting right guard on the offensive line and graduated from Pearland High School in 2012. Fermin loved football, soccer and making people laugh. He worked for Chuy’s Tex-Mex for 6 years as a waiter and bartender in Webster, TX. He had many regulars that loved coming in to see his infectious smile and positive personality. Fermin was a student at the University of Houston- Clear Lake where he was working toward a teaching degree. He planned on pursuing a career as a high school football coach. Fermin was recently engaged and looked forward to marrying his high school sweetheart and love of his life.

Fermin leaves behind to cherish his memories, parents, Fermin and Lucina Sanchez, Sr.; sister, Jessica Sanchez; fiancé, Kallie Holtkamp; grandparents; Vicente and Ignacia Martinez and Ignacia Muniz; Sanchez family, Andrade family, Holtkamp family, and Castillo family.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with a rosary to begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77581. Following the rosary, we would like to invite anyone to share any memories or stories they have involving Fermin. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E. South St. Alvin, TX 77511. Burial to follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin.

Since this is a celebration of life, we are requesting casual attire and bright colors. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to UTMB Galveston Campus. https://www.utmb.edu/olli/give/donate

Pallbearers will be Kyle Conyer, Joel Cruz, Kiel Hawkins, Alan Hernandez, Derek Hoffpauir, Mika Smith, Daniel Weiskopf-Davila, and James West.


  1. R.I.P FermBear!

    Juan Calderon
  2. I love you so much. 6 years with you wasn’t enough. Now your my angel , your everyone’s angel. I’m trying to think positive and happy cause that’s all you ever gave us. God I hope you sleep good up there. I hope you miss us like we miss you.
    You were everything to chuys and so much more. I will never stop thinking about you. God bless you Fermin Sanchez. I miss you so much

  3. Thursday’s are hard!! It’s only been one day, but I can tell it’s just going to be hard when the next one comes along. Fermin and I were both behind bar on Thursday
    Nights at Chuys Webster. He would always text me, “can you come in first” our in times were 3:30 and 5pm. But this time it was different. I never got the text. No notifications. No response “I got you” it was a very quiet night.it felt like a cold night!!! You will forever be missed. I will Be waiting for that text, that will never come, and I will regret taking it for granted. Until we meet again, I will miss you so much!!! The chuys family will never be the same!! You were our light!! Never in a bad mood. Not once bad mouthed someone. Never lost your temper. I miss you man!!! I didn’t know you like the other did. But working with you…. man do I miss you!!! 💔💔

    Mirandy Cox
  4. Fermin had so much love in his heart for everybody. I don’t think I ever saw him mad, not even once. He was such an amazing person and always had a huge smile on his face no matter the circumstance. I was blessed to have known him. I will keep the whole family in my prayers.

    Katie Gonzales
  5. There are no words that can begin to express how much you are loved and how much we are going to miss you. You were one in a million, always had that radiant smile that could light up a room always making people laugh with your goofy self. That is something that many will treasure for the rest of their lives. You may not be here with us but your memory will forever be embedded in our hearts. My deepest condolences to the Sanchez Family and Kallie my heart goes out to you sweetie.
    Rest In Peace sweet Fermin and God speed.

    Lupie Guel
  6. Fermin was my in my mothers (then Mrs. Meartz and now Mrs. Carson) first grade class at Carelston Elementary. He was a great student, so sweet and kind. She sends her deepest condolences to his family and fiancé. God bless.

    Taylor M Sosa
  7. This was the most unimaginable loss and Fermin you are loved by so many and will forever be missed. Your memories will last forever and my prayers go out to Kallie and both families. He had a personality for everyone to love whether you knew him for a day or years. Kallie will be taken care of as you will be watching her from above.

  8. It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I only knew you for a couple of years, because it felt like a lifetime. You were the first face I saw at chuys, and the last when I left. I remember when Cam and I first started dating and how scared I was to take the plunge after everything I had been through. You always reassured me that I was doing the right thing and your advice was one of the main reasons I started dating Cam in the first place. I got so emotional today because I couldn’t help but think about if I had never met you and where I’d be today if I didn’t ask for your help. Nearly three years later and not too long ago Cam and I were talking about the people we would want to invite to our wedding, and you were at the top of the list. I could never thank you enough for encouraging me to take that leap of faith. You were the friend I never knew I needed, but so glad that I met. Everything that was said today was true. 26 was way to young to be taken, but look at the impact that you made while you were here. I know you changed my life, and made me want to be a better person. Your loving spirit will live on in all of us forever Fermin. I will continue to pray for your family, friends, and fiancé. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

    Victoria Pelitire

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