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Apolonio Sanchez Herrera

April 10, 1930 — February 26, 2022

Apolonio Sanchez Herrera

Apolonio "Polo" Sanchez Herrera, 91, of Pearland went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in San Angelo.

Public viewing will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 with a Celebration of Life Service being at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 5, 2022 at South Park Funeral Home, 1310 N Main Street in Pearland immediately followed with graveside services at South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery with Minister Rogaciano Pena, officiating.

Polo was born April 10, 1930 in Juarez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Maria de la Paz Sanchez and Atilano Herrera. He entered the United States on August 21, 1948 with an ambitious hope of a better life than the one he left in Mexico. Polo met Virginia Aguilar in Los Indios while working in agricultural labor. They married on April 21, 1952 in Villa Juarez, Mexico and were together 22 years. In 1975, he married Patsy Reyes in Houston and they were married for 10 years.

As a young boy, Polo had dreams of owning his own business which he later achieved. Although, an uneducated man, Polo applied hard work and ambition to pursue his dream. He worked the cotton fields of Ricardo Aguilar, his father-in-law, Bill Nelson in Houston, Victory Gunite Pools in Pearland and finally retiring in 1992 from the City of Pearland Water Department. Polo applied the skills he learned from working the cotton and rice fields, digging for pools and working for the City of Pearland. He was encouraged by one of his former bosses, David Smith, to purchase backhoe equipment to start his own business. In 1975, Polo's Backhoe Services was created. He continued to work his regular job and offered backhoe services on the side.

Polo lived in Pearland for 54 years until he moved to San Angelo in 2012 to be close to his daughter. Polo enjoyed sitting around with friends sharing adventures of his move from Mexico to the United States. He enjoyed listening and dancing to ranchera music and watching old western shows. After, his health began to decline you could find him sitting by the window reading the Bible and watching others go by.

He leaves behind his daughter, Norma Castillo and husband Albert; three grandchildren, Randy Castillo, Mike Castillo and wife Adriana, and Valerie Kim and husband Patrick; four great-grandchildren, Trinity Castillo, Bella Castillo, Sephi Castillo and Malakai Kim; his sister, Lupita Caballero; brother, Gonzalo Herrera; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks go to his caregiver, Oralia Guidry, Kindred Hospice Nurses, Sarai Prather-Cox and Stephanie Gesch, Chaplain, Domingo Lopez, Dr. Peterson, Dr. Sun and friends from Oak Grove Senior Apartments.

Memorials maybe made to the Leukemia Foundation.
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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

SouthPark Funeral Home & Cemetery

1310 North Main Street, Pearland, TX 77581

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