John D. Basham, 56, of 1441 Chestnut St., Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at UPMC Northwest, Seneca.
John was born in Meadville on Aug. 14, 1956, a son of Ardythe (Harris) and the late Thomas Basham.
John attended Meadville area schools, received a GED, and a license for heavy equipment through Job Corps in Tennessee and he worked in the Franklin area.
He enjoyed music, cooking, martial arts and shooting pool, where he participated in, and won several tournaments.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Ardythe, his brother, Tom, and his sister, Michell, all of Meadville; his son, Matthew, and his granddaughter, Adrian, both of Pittsburgh; his niece, Robin, from Chicago; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; his brother, Anthony; and paternal and maternal grandparents.
Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 792 N. Main St., Meadville, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., with Bishop Stanley Smith, pastor, officiating.
Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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