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Mr. Douglas G Basham

Daniels, West Virginia

Oct 11, 1945 – Nov 12, 2017

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My deepest sympathy to the Basham Family. Mr. Basham was my teacher at Independence High School, a very good teacher and he will be missed.

R.I.P. Coach Basham you will be deeply missed you helped so many in your years of coaching/ teaching . Now you and Mrs.Basham are reunited in heaven ! May God bless those left to cherish your memories and comfort them in this time of a great loss! We lost a great man and heaven gained a kind soul.

My heartbreak is so very deep with the loss of my most beloved "cuz" Dougie. To all the family, my sincerest condolences. I wish I could be there but know my spirit is there with all of you. Dougie and I enjoyed an extremely long phone conversation not even a month ago. I will always miss him. He's had my heart all our lives.

Dear Basham family,
We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. The first time we met Doug was when our son, Samuel, played biddie buddie basketball at the Y. Doug was his first coach. He was just great with the boys. We hope that your wonderful memories of your father will give you comfort at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Alan and Cathy Rich

He was a great teacher at when I went to school he was very nice and sweet R.I.P you will be missed

Angie, Slick, Marc: We feel so badly about all of the losses you have had to endure in a short span of time. Words just cannot express our feelings. Please know each of you are in our prayers for added strength at this time. We will never forget the friendship we have had. Yes, all of us have dealt with such major losses, but we want to still be connected. Our love to each of you and deep sympathy to the other family members. When time permits, keep up contact with us. Love, Carol,...

R.I.P Coach have had so many wonderful memories of you, me and my husband were married at your camp you and Linda even let us stay there for a week I will never forget that we love you coach

The best ever always in my heart

My choice of words cannot begin to describe the impact that Coach and Linda had on so many lives. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have known them both. Our part of the world was made better by their just being there. May God bring the family peace at this time. Your IMS Family.


Douglas's Obituary

After a sudden illness, Doug Basham of Daniels, WV passed away Sunday night. He was 72.

Born on October 11, 1945 to Anna and Ivan McKinley “Mack” Basham, Doug was the “big man on campus” from the time he stepped foot into a school gymnasium. From elementary school until college,...

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