Thomas William Basham, 55, of Asbury Manor West, Lot 30, Meadville, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
Thomas was born in Meadville on Aug. 20, 1957, a son of Ardythe Harris Basham and the late Thomas Basham.
He was a member of St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, Meadville.
Over the years, Thomas had been employed as a general laborer, as a carpenter and as a union asphalt laborer. He had also worked for the Unity Center.
An avid basketball fan, he was also a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Thomas enjoyed listening to music, camping, cooking, swimming and he loved dogs. He will be remembered as loving life, enjoying it to the fullest and being a friend to everyone.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Ardythe, his sister, Michell, and his girlfriend, Linda Faye Harris and her son, Montell, all of Meadville; his daughter, Robin Chapman of Chicago; his nephew, Matthew, and his great-niece, Adrian, both of Pittsburgh; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; paternal and maternal grandparents; his brother, Anthony; and his brother, John, just 13 days ago.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Full Gospel Baptist Church, 792 N. Main St., Meadville, where a Homecoming Service will take place 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 & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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