Jose Balderas Jr.

March 30, 1958June 5, 2013
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. Jose Balderas, Jr., age 55, on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Patterson.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday and remain open until service time. A native of Kingsville, Texas and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Balderas passed away at 11:15 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Iberia Medical Center.

Mr. Balderas was a member of the Plain View Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Spending time with family, friends and his granddaughters were especially happy times for him. He was employed by Shamrock Management as an Oilfield Production Foreman.

He is survived by his wife Linda Balderas of New Iberia; son, Jo Ray Balderas of Kingsville, TX, stepson, Joseph Aufleri and wife Nicole of Franklin, LA; daughters, Sunday Landry and husband Charles of Broussard, LA, Jessica Balderas of Kingsville, TX; sisters, Norma Lundy of New Iberia, Linda Hughes of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Ashlyn Landry, Alexi Aufleri, Lillie Balderas and countless nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jose Balderas, Sr. and Josefa Mendietta Balderas.

Pallbearers will be Steven Kilsby, Joseph Aufleri, Jo Ray Balderas, Ray Frederick, Rydel Frederick, and Charles Landry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Tobat and Scott Louviere.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Rosary Service Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2013

Jose Balderas Jr.

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Jessica Pellerin

July 6, 2013

My dear friend, words can't express how I feel for you loosing the best man in your life. I only knew him through the kind words you always spoke of him. You were so happy after all the years we've known each other. My prayers are with you and your family, I love you an will always be here for you. Love you Always, Always.

Joe & Pam Corsaro

June 12, 2013

Jose will be truely missed in Plainview Hunting Club . Joe and I are here for you at any time you need us. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Charlie Landry

June 11, 2013

You are the best father in law anyone could ever ask for and with out a question a great grandfather and father. None of us will ever forget you and i promise your memory will live on with our family until were all together again. We miss you and love you dearly

June 9, 2013

"I just learned today of Jose's passing, and it greatly saddened me on this sunny Sunday morning. Jose, "Tudd" Schmidt, and I shot metallic silhouette together for many years and they were the best of company! I spoke with Jose less than 10 days ago, and he was his old jovial self and we visited for quite some time. I will miss Jose, "vios con dios" my friend!

Craig P. Hebert
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

Debbie Breaux

June 7, 2013

To All the Family,
I had the pleasure to have a work association with Mr. Jose, I call him "The Gentle Giant" He was always so kind and we had many discussions about his love for his grandchildren and SAINTS FOOTBALL. Although we are all very saddened to hear of his passing we must believe that God has a very special place for him and a greater mission to complete. Rest In Peace my Friend, You will always be remembered. Debbie Breaux, Unisource Supply Broussard, LA

Lawrence Chapman

June 7, 2013

Jose, you will be missed through out the community you lived in and worked in, it is hard to believe you passed so suddenly

Jason Theriot

June 7, 2013

Jose, what an honor it has been to have known and worked beside you. You will be missed dearly by all that truely knew the man you were. My deepest condolences are with your family in their time of morn as will be the prayers of many. May your soul rest in peace my friend.

Jennifer Gachassin

June 7, 2013

The employees of Exterran send our deepest condolences. He will be very missed by everyone in our industry, as well as, by his family and friends. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!

Christal O'Quinn

June 7, 2013

I met you because of the death of a child and worked with you for a benefit for the family. It was a pleasure working with you and becoming friends with you even after everything was over. I am grateful to have know you and will have your wife and family in my prayers May God have his hands around them in there time of need. I will miss you my friend.

Christal O'Quinn

Steve Veazey

June 7, 2013

It was a pleasure working with you and becoming a good friend to you. I will never forget the good times we had. RIP my brother......