Robert Allen "Bob" Basinger, 77, of Waynesburg, died at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
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He was born Saturday, January 16, 1937, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry Wilson Basinger and Edna May Stillwagon Basinger.
Mr. Basinger, "Bob" as most would know him, was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He loved life, and his family was his pride and joy. He worked hard every day to provide for his family.
He was a faithful Christian who attended First Baptist Church of Belle Vernon and was a charter member of Landmark Baptist Church in Waynesburg.
Mr. Basinger enjoyed hunting and doing church work. For 24 years, he worked for the National Annealing Box Co., a steel fabricating company in Washington, retiring as a crane operator. In 1984, he became a self-employed contractor.
On August 10, 1957, he married his loving wife of almost 57 years, Patricia Tedrow Basinger, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon Louise (Mike) Basinger of Waynesburg, Kimberly Ann (Dan) Barnard of Ventura, Calif., and Pamela Sue (Todd) Strope of Waynesburg; a son, Michael Allen Basinger of Waynesburg; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; two sisters, Betty Greenwall of Akron, Ohio, and Bonnie Shipman of Thornville, Ohio; three brothers, Gene Basinger of Ravenna, Ohio, and Doug Basinger and James Basinger, both of Mantua, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Peggy Vanderpool, and four brothers, Harry Basinger, Raleigh Basinger, Carl Basinger and Donald Basinger.
While he will be greatly missed here on Earth, his family knows he is not suffering anymore, and feels he's probably running the golden streets of heaven as they speak.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, with Pastor Arnold Watts and Pastor Ronald Malm officiating. Burial will be at the family farm in Washington Township, Greene County.
Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Milliken And Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc
197 N Maiden St Waynesburg, PA 15370
Published in Observer-Reporter from July 18 to July 19, 2014