Sunday, July 19, 2009

Leon Howell Basinger 1924-2009

Written by Press-Herald Staff
Monday, 29 June 2009
Funeral services for Leon Howell Basinger, 84, of Ringgold, were held Sunday, June 28, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ringgold, under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home of Ringgold.

Officiating was the Rev. Ed Dilworth. Burial followed at Providence Cemetery in Ringgold.

Mr. Basinger was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Fryeburg and passed away June 26, 2009, at the Ringgold Nursing and Rehab Center.
After his retirement from Seafarers Shipping Company in 1983, he worked for his daughter at Marsha’s Flowers in Minden, for 20 years helping her with deliveries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Basinger; granddaughter, Beth Watts Bridges; and several siblings.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Wally Watts of Minden and Janice and Gerald Northcutt of Ringgold; grandchildren,
Craig Watts and his wife, Suzy, Jessica Bates and her husband, SSG Jason Bates, Jerry Northcutt and Jordan Northcutt; great-grandchildren, Paige and Kallie Bates and Anna Lake Watts; brother, D. T. “Bub” Basinger and his wife, Faye, of Ringgold; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also survived by a good and faithful friend and coffee drinker, Jim Barnette.
The family would like to thank the Ringgold Nursing and Rehab Center and Buster Bailey and nurses of the Agape Hospice.

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