|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2002|
Wayland Basey, age 83, a used car dealer, died Friday, November 15, 2002 in Millsap, Texas.
Wayland was born and raised in Austin, Texas, the fourth of 10 children of Robert Lee and Sarah Elizabeth Basey. Growing up at Basey's Grocery on West 34th Street, he attended Austin High School, played football on the old state hospital grounds, fished in Shoal Creek and rode his horse down Congress Avenue. Wayland served with the Marine Corp on Saipan, Nagasaki, and Hiroshima.
After returning from the war he and partner, Buster Floyd opened the first B&B Used Cars on Guadalupe. He owned and operated B&B Body & Trim on Riverside Driver and North Lamar until the mid-70's. Wayland bought and sold used cars and ran the auctions until the mid '90's when he retired to the Brazos River with his daughter and son-in-law.
Wayland married Joy Lucas Basey on April 10, 1948 and lost her August, 1991.
Wayland was an avid deer hunter, dancer, fisherman and story teller. He always took care of his family and friends. Mostly he was the rock we all leaned on.
Wayland was preceded in death by his wife, Joy; son, John Wayland; daughters, Katherine and Connie Roberts; brothers, O.C. and Victor; sisters, Nobie and Marjorie.
He is survived by his daughter, Waylynn Joy Mitchell and husband, Danny; son-in-law, John Roberts; grandchildren, Lucas, wife, Shayla, and Connie Mitchell, Frank Wayland, Vera Joy, Susan, Nancy, Carole, Karen, Janet and John Roberts; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were "The Basey Boys".
The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2002 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.
Robert Lee Basey (1891 - 1974)
Sarah Elizabeth Welch Basey (1896 - 1950)
Ura Joy Lucas Basey (1927 - 1991)
John Wayland Basey (1949 - 1949)*
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum
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Record added: Jun 15, 2006
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