He was born September 14, 1952 in Millwood, Ky., the son of Shelby Thomas Basham Sr. and Elsie Mae Reynolds. He was a retired auto mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Basham of Leitchfield; four children, Denise Baker, Wade Basham and John Jones, all of Leitchfield, and Loretta Anderson (Scoobie) of Salem, IN; his brothers and sisters, Minnie Jane Adams of Louisville, Ky., Lula Blair, Lottie McKinsey, Linda Beville, Charles Basham and Homer Basham, all of Leitchfield, Dainty Lashley and James Reynolds, both of Bowling Green, Ky., Claude Basham of Clarkson, Oval Basham of Caneyville, Ky., Shelby Basham Jr. of Owensboro, Ky., Barney Basham of Corydon, IN, and Earl Basham of Round Hill, Ky. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and sisters, John and Eugene Basham, Raymond Reynolds, Vernis Knox, and Mary Nell Wright.
Cremation was chosen.
Dermitt Funeral Home, in Leitchfield, was in charge of the arrangements.