On Tuesday, Oct. 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 Aug. 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 Dec. 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 sons; 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, Oct.27, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. 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 www.seydlerhillfuneralhome.com.
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 symptomatic of COVID–19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.