Major Douglas Clay Waide, U.S.Army (Retired)

Douglas Clay Waide, U.S. Army (Retired), of Aransas Pass, Texas born on November 24, 1944 in San Diego, California passed away on October 8, 2019 at the age of 74 in Corpus Christi,Texas. Mr. Waide first  served in the U.S. Army (1962-66); then the U.S. Marines and was Retired from the U.S. Army as Major with over 20 years of military service. He is survived by his wife: Betty Sue (Donnell) Waide of Aransas Pass, Texas; son: Andy Waide of Texarkana,TX; brother: Doyle Waide, of Georgetown,TX; stepchildren: Mellani and Kenneth Jones, of Victoria,TX, Lynn and Karen Atkinson, Zavalla, TX and Barbara and Wayne Anderson, Calallen,TX; grandchildren: Kenny Craig, Tiffany, Megan, Alyssa, Steven, Cody, Amanda; great grandchildren: Coby , Chelsea and Greyson; and great great grandchildren: Karson and Libby; and other relatives. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00a.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00a.m. at Eckols Chapel with Rev. Aaron Corporon of Choate First Baptist Church officiating. Interment to follow in Choate Baptist Church Cemetery, Choate, Texas with U.S. Army Honors. Pallbearers: Kenneth Jones, Wayne Anderson, Kenny Jones, Coby Jones, Craig Jones, and Rich Duffy.

Shawn D. Williams

On October 3rd, 2019, the Lord welcomed a new Angel. Shawn D. Williams lost his long battle with cancer on that day. Shawn is survived by his wife Lori, mother Sandy Hunt Satterfield (Jack), sons Timothy Williams and David Ames (Ferran), daughters Hannah and Stephanie (Christopher), grandchildren Bianca, Isabella and Rebekah as well as numerous other blended/extended family members.

Shawn was born on August 3, 1969 and grew up in San Antonio, After graduating from Roosevelt High School he attended both San Antonio College and the Univ of Texas @ San Antonio. When in his early twenties, he moved to the family farm in Choate, TX and pursued his life-lomg career in the construction business. He loved raising his cattle, hunting and fishing or bar-b-que-ing for family and friends.

Following in footsepts of his great-grandfather (C.B.Hunt) and grandfather (Wm. Cledy Hunt), Shawn became a Master Mason as a very young man. Through the years he served as the Master of his lodge several times and eventually pursued higher degrees in the Scottish Rite, Shrine and others. Masonry made a good man better–a better husband, better father, better son and better friend. He believed in and tried to live his life according to those principles.

Although not overly demonstrative, he had a deep and abiding faith in his Father in Heaven and in his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Shawn leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss his kindness, silly antic and jokes, talents, friendship and fellowship. A quote from Jamie Anderson–“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in our throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Visitation will be held Monday, October  7, 2019 from 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Graveside services to be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00a.m. at Choate Cemetery, Choate, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shrine Childrens’ Hospital or a charity of your choice to honor Shawn’s memory.

Jose Cano, Jr.

Jose Cano, Jr, Age 69, of Kenedy, TX passed away October 3, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Jose was born on February 1, 1950 in Karnes City, TX to the late Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano.  He married Hilaria Villarreal on Jan. 5, 1972 in Kenedy.  Jose served his country proudly in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War; was a master carpenter, a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jose, Sr. and Lena Garza Cano; sisters, Eva Casarez, Nora Rodriguez and a brother Romeo Cano, Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife Hilaria Villarreal Cano of Kenedy; daughters, Peggy Duenes of San Antonio, Yvette Perales and Husband Robert of Hobson, Miranda Cano of Kenedy; Son, Joe Cano III and wife Brenda of Kenedy; sisters, Nancy (Gerald) Mooney of Corpus Christi, Dora (Rudy) Saenz of Kenedy, Elma Cortez of Kenedy; brother, Roy (Lula) Cano of Kenedy, 5 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery with Military Honors in Kenedy,TX.

Serving As Pallbearers: Justin Saenz, Jesse Rodriguez, Jr., Romeo Cano, Jr., Johnny Cortez, Ernie Cano and Roy Cano

Larry Hedtke

Larry Hedtke passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, October 1, 2019 . Larry was born October 2, 1946, to Gustav and Viola Hedtke in Karnes County. He was a graduate of Karnes City High School, and attended San Antonio College. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a medic for two years, and was a proud Vietnam veteran. Larry married Beverly Deskin on August 19, 1972, in Karnes City. And for almost 40 years he worked for Farm Bureau  Insurance Company. He loved his Farm Bureau family and clients.

Larry also served on many boards and councils: Karnes County Hospital, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Karnes City Library, Badger Comeback, and Karnes City United Methodist Church. One of his most enjoyable activities was being the “Voice of the Badgers” on game tapes for 20+years. He also enjoyed being MC of the Miss Town and Country Days Pageant for 20 years.

Larry loved shredding on his tractor, and said this was where he did his best thinking. He loved gardening, boating, his country, Karnes County, and the Ojo Rojo Ranch. Most of all Larry loved his family and friends. His two grandsons, Declan and Colton, never failed to bring a smile to his face. Larry was so proud of his sons, Wade and Garrett, who always  were the apples of his eye. His loving and supportive wife, Beverly, made his life complete. The last 14 years of Larry’s life were blessed by his constant companion, his border collie, Cinco. They went to town every Saturday morning together for breakfast tacos.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allan, sister-in-law Judy, brother-in-law Elroy, and niece Vicky. Larry is survived by his wife Beverly, sons, Wade and Garrett, daughter-in-law Ashley, grandons Declan and Colton, sister Ruby Seeger, Cyndy and Steve Davis, Gary and Ann Deskin, Darryl and Julie Deskin, Wes and Louiza Deskin, Will and Jenna Robinson, Clayton and Becca Robinson. Terrell and Stacey Seeger, Jerry Seeger, Jim Seeger, Bob and Kathy Seeger, and numerous great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel in Kenedy, Texas. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CTRC San Antonio or the charity of your choice.