Charlie "Buck" Basolo (1927-2016)

Charlie "Buck" Basolo (1927-2016)

In the early morning hours of April 12, 2016, Buck Basolo one of the last true cowboys of his generation, peacefully rode into the sunrise for the last time.
Born Charlie DeWayne Basolo on 10-01-1927 to Charlie and Amanda Basolo, Buck spent his entire life in Fillmore, the town he loved. In fact, when Buck was born, his family lived in the same house he spent almost his entire life in, the same house he took his last ride from.
Buck is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Amanda, his only sister, Maxine Basolo-Kenfield and a grandson, Michael Basolo. Buck is survived by his bride of 67 years, Joyce Krink-Basolo, his two children, Doug Basolo and Debby Basolo-Curnett (Tom Curnett), grandchildren Bryan Basolo, Kammi Basolo, Linzi Basolo-Bravo (Joe Bravo), Beau Basolo, Denae Curnett-Garrett (Dave Garrett), LeAnna Curnett-Thompson and great grandchildren Conner, Peter, Adan, Mia, Austin, Alice, Kyle, Emily and Greyson.
Buck excelled in sports during and after his high school years and was inducted into the Fillmore High School sports Hall of Fame. He coached little league and was a mentor to many young baseball players. He was a member of the Fillmore Search and Rescue Team for many years. SP Buck was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, trap shooting and, most of all, he loved riding his horse and roping.
There will be a graveside service on Monday, April 25th at 10:30 a.m. at Bardsdale Cemetary in Fillmore. A reception will be held following the service at the Piru Petroleum Club in Piru where friends are invited to share memories and celebrate Buck’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Fillmore Roping Club, Piru Petroleum Club or the charity of your choice.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Buck’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054