MISSION – Basil F. “Red” Fessenden, 86, passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at McAllen Medical Center.
Mr. Fessenden was a U.S. Navy veteran. In his earlier years, he raced cars for NASCAR. He was a regular volunteer at Borderfest, and served as Borderfest King.
Survivors include his wife, Amelia V. Fessenden; stepchildren, Thelma Brewer and John Ramirez; and one grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mission. Burial follows at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.