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1929 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
David Basinger Obituary
David Basinger, 84, of Fort Worth passed away at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Restland Memorial Park. David was born on Sept. 28, 1929, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to his parents, R. Louie and Elizabeth Basinger. He was the oldest of three children. He married Nancy McCracken Basinger in Columbus, Miss., on June 20, 1953. They had three children. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's in electrical engineering. He served in the Air Force for five years. A veteran of the Korean War, he earned the Korean Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. David was a patriot who practiced his love of God and country on a daily basis. David was a former resident of Richardson for 45 years. He was employed by AT&T as an electrical engineer for 20 years. David was a member of St. Barnabas Church, VFW Post 627 in Richardson and American Legion Post 379 in Bedford. He enjoyed reloading, and shooting sports. David was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy McCracken Basinger, and son, Michael David Basinger. Survivors: David will be remembered by his loving children, Douglas Basinger and wife, Donna, of Glen Rose, Dorrie Basinger of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Diana Basinger Thomason and husband, Bradley, Sara Fearn Foster and husband, Robert, and Anthony Robert Fearn; great-grandchildren, Carmen Thomason and Mason Foster. He also leaves a sister, Dorrie Driver of Alabama, and brother, Robert P. and wife, Cleta Basinger, of Austin.
Published in Star-Telegram on Dec. 24, 2013
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