JERRY DON "JAKE" BASHAM, 72, died in Abilene,
TX on March 21, 2012, with burial at Evergreen
Cemetery in Ranger,TX.
Jake was born in Ranger, TX, on Jan. 15,
1940 to Hammock Ray and Wilma L. Blackwell
Basham. He graduated from Ranger High in
1959 and entered the U.S. Air Force serving
from 1960 to 1964. He married Teresa Huling
(RHS-1968) in Carbon, TX in Aug. of 1974.
He was a self employed pipeline welder for
many years he was also employed by WTU as a
pipeline supervisor until his retirement.
Jake was proceeded in death by his parents,
one brother Donald Roy Basham, and an infant
son Roy Don Basham.
At the time of his death, he was survived by
his wife, Teresa Lynn Basham, of the home;
one daughter Stacy (RHS-1994) and husband
Jason Bowen (RHS-1994) of Fort Worth, TX;
one son Roy L. (RHS-1998) & wife Amy Basham
of Lubbock; 5 granddaughters, Jenna, Katie,
and Allie Bowen, and Kennedy & Darely Basham.
MOTHER: WILMA L. BLACKWELL BASHAM, 76, was
born Aug. 22, 1916 & died Jan. 15, 1993. She
married Roy Hammock Basham and they had a son,
Jerry Don "Jake" Basham (RHS-1959), who was
born in Ranger. She was the grandmother of Roy
Lynn Basham (RHS-1998) who is a state trooper
stationed at Big Lake, and of Stacie Dionne
(RHS-1994), Basham Bowen (RHS-1994), who lives
with her husband, Jason (RHS-1994) in Ft. Worth.