March 3, 1951 - March 24, 2021
Gilbert Sanchez Escobar was born March 3, 1951 in Fresno, CA to Mike Escobar and Isabel Sanchez Escobar. Gilbert also known as “Gilly” spent his younger years working the fields helping his parents. In 1974 he met the love of his life Socorro Reyna, the couple soon married and had three children Gilbert Jr, Joseph and Vanessa which he loved very much. Soon after marriage he began a career in construction and worked as a cement Masonry and carpenter for many years. In 1979 he built his first home blocks away from his parents in Fresno, CA. In 1989 he decided to sell and purchase a few acres in the countryside near Sanger, CA where he would build his second home. It was there he would retire and spend the rest of his days being out on the ranch and growing fruits and vegetables. One of Gilbert‘s favorite things was playing underhand fast pitch softball where he was known for winning many championships throughout the years. Another thing he enjoyed was fishing in the canals near Los Banos with his uncles, cousins and boys. Everyone new, every year “Grandpa Locks” would be the first one at Choinumni and it said to be the family member who started the tradition. You would find him there getting his trailer ready for the Easter weekend celebration, were many good memories were made. Gilbert will be missed greatly and we all know his presence will always be with us. His children would like to thank him for being such an incredible role model while loving them unconditionally. Gilbert was a great husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a hard-working man with a smile that could light up a room. He had plenty of jokes and would do many impersonations to make everyone laugh. He will be truly missed.
Gilbert Sanchez Escobar was born March 3, 1951 in Fresno, CA to Mike Escobar and Isabel Sanchez Escobar. Gilbert also known as “Gilly” spent his younger years working the fields helping his parents. In 1974 he met the love of his... View Obituary & Service Information
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