Marion O. Basham, 91, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, October 30th with his family by his side. The Richardsville native was the son of the late Herbert Evan Basham and Christine Miller Basham. In addition to his parents Mr. Basham was preceded in death by his son, Steven O. Basham; one brother, Eldon O. “Pete” Basham and one sister, Aleene Young.
Mr. Basham was a farmer and a truck driver for over 40 years and belonged to the Local 89 Teamsters Union. He was a Free Mason, and a 65-year member of Elijah Upton Masonic Lodge 828, A and FM. Marion was an avid train enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances Geraldine Vanzant Basham; one daughter, Sharon L. Logsdon (Jim); one son, Gary N. Basham (Carolyn); six grandchildren, Shane Basham (Melanie), Shelby Basham (Jessica), Kyle Basham (J.R.), Cody Basham (Summer), Nick Logsdon (Chrissy) and Ashley Kinser (Josh); thirteen great grandchildren; two nieces and one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Basham.
Funeral services for Mr. Basham will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4 at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ Cemetery.
Additional visitation will be held on Friday, November, 3 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ
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