James Raymond Basham
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James Raymond Basham
  • May 8, 1927 - November 8, 2016
  • Kentucky

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James "Ray" Basham Sr., 89, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

He was a retired ironworker for Local 70, former co-owner of Custom Welding Ornamental Iron Inc., and a Navy veteran of WWII.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Mary "Billie" Brumitt Basham and a daughter, Sherryl McCubbins. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Delaney; sons James R. Basham, Jr. and Dennis Basham; brothers Billy and Bobby Basham; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 13great-great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Alberta "Berdi" Long.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy., followed by burial at Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be Friday from 1-8 pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to the ALS Association.

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