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John Basquez

John Edward Basquez

Thursday, May 22nd, 1958 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, John Edward Basquez, loving husband and father of four sons, passed away at the age of 62, in Luling, TX. John was born on May 22, 1958 in Yoakum, TX to Pilar (Pete) and Viola (Molina) Basquez. On August 20, 2011, he married Patricia Magallanez.

John was a cowboy from the top of his cowboy hat to the bottom of his cowboy boots. He loved to work cattle, hauling bulls and horseshoeing. Sometimes he would come home from cowboying, take a shower and then drive across Texas hauling more cattle. His travels also took him, Patricia and his boys to Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. John loved being on the road as much as he loved being on his horse. And no matter how far his travels took him, John would inevitably meet up with someone he knew. Of course, that was because John knew everyone, and everyone knew John.

Being forced to retire did not slow John down. He loved fishing, camping and just being outdoors. John loved going to both the Houston and San Antonio Livestock shows and saw great stars in concert including Alabama, Brooks and Dunn, Blake Shelton, and George Strait. But he mostly enjoyed the time he spent with his grandkids. His favorite pastime, though, was talking - talking on the phone, talking to the neighbors and even talking to strangers. He had an opinion and he let everyone know it.

The only sadness John ever knew, was the loss of his beloved son, Jacob, on December 31, 2012. John lived with a broken heart, but his love for his sons ensured he did not live a broken life.

John leaves behind his wife, Patricia, of Luling, his son, Aaron (Courtney) Magallanez, of McKinney, Kalob (LIndsey) Basquez, of Gonzales, and Cameron (Stephanie) Basquez, of Maxwell, his father, Pete and his wife, Dixie of Waelder, sisters Florence “Cookie” (Calvin) Buice, of Nashville, Arkansas, Tamera Basquez of Moulton, Amanda (Will) Soefje of Gonzales, and his brother, Chad (Melissa) Basquez, of Gonzales, his grandchildren, Braxden, Kennide, Olivia, Elaina, Kinsley, Brighem, Codie Grace, and Bryleigh.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola, his son, Jacob, and his father-in-law, Hondo Magallanez.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5 until 7 PM in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10 AM in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Rev.David Schautteet officiating. Interment will follow in the Waelder Cemetery. The family would also like to invite everyone to join them at the Waelder Community Center for refreshments following the burial rite.

Pallbearers include: Rick May, David Fullilove, Tim Gray, Michael Svoboda, Mark Ploeger, and Horacio Longoria. Honorary pallbearers include: GW Hammon, Rene Mejia, Rick Harborth, Brandon Roach, Mike Roach, and Ruaaell Kaulls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Friends may leave their condolences to the family and sign the guest book by visiting

Due to current CDC, State and local mandates, protective measures regarding social distancing, limited attendance capacity, and use of personal protective masks will be required for the visitation, funeral, and graveside service. Those remotely sympathetic of COVID – 19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    906 St. Paul
    Gonzalez, Texas 78629
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 10:00am
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
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    Rev. David Schautteet
  • Interment

    Waelder Cemetery
  • Reception

    Waelder Community Cemetery
    4168 County Road 444
    WAELDER, TX 78959
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Donna spahn

Posted at 04:55pm
Prayers to all the family . May you be strong during this difficult time . Treasures the memories !

Janet McFadin

Posted at 08:33pm
I knew John for many, many years. We worked together and partied together many times. We use to travel the highways hauling cattle. I even let him drive my old yellow Pete once just because he wanted too! I know he missed hauling. We talked about it more than once. There were also times we all went to dances and just had fun. He could always have a good time. He was a great cowboy, a great cow trucker and a super dancer! Man could he two-step! John will always be in my heart....I will always consider him as a true friend. John will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you Patricia and to the boys. He was one of a kind!

Jan McFadin ( Tomboy)

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