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Frederick T. "Freddie" Basford

November 4, 1931 October 21, 2016
Frederick T. "Freddie" Basford
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Frederick T. “Freddie” Basford, age 84, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Friday, October 21, 2016, at SE Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. He was born November 4, 1931, in Belmont County, Ohio, son of Ledrew R. and Edith Blanche Trott Basford. He was raised in Batesville, and he was a 1949 graduate of Batesville High School. He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War with the 24th Infantry Division. Mr. Basford retired from Quinn Development Coal Company, and he owned and operated a family farm for many years. He was a member of the Olive Lodge #210, F&AM in Mt. Ephraim, the Belle Valley American Legion Post #641, and the Barnesville VFW Post #2792. He was also a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church in Batesville. He was an avid bowler, participating in bowling leagues in Cambridge and Barnesville, and he was a member of The Thursday Morning Old Buzzards Club. He was proud to have participated in the Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C., and he loved following all of his grandchildren with their sports and school activities.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Danny Ray Basford, who died February 19, 2015.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores M. Oliver Basford, whom he married October 30, 1954; two daughters, Denise A. (Eddie) Martin of Lebanon, Tennessee, and Dawna S. (Shane) Rucker of Caldwell; one daughter-in-law, Vicki L. Basford of Caldwell; seven grandchildren, Bradley (Stacey) Basford, Brent Basford, Brandon (Mollie) Martin, Amanda (Justin) Baute, Ashlee (Jebadiah) Hammrich, Chance Rucker, and Madalynn Rucker; three great-grandchildren, D.J. Basford, Mason Basford, and Tanner Brown; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends. He never met a stranger.

Friends may call Sunday, October 23, 2016, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a masonic service will be observed at 7:30PM. The funeral service will be observed Monday, October 24th at 11AM with Pastor Keith Stotts officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Batesville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Belle Valley, Ohio, 43717, or to Noble County PAWS, Inc. at www.noblepawsinc.com.

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Visitation

Sunday

23

Oct

2:00 PM 10/23/2016 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/23/2016 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Monday

24

Oct

11:00 AM 10/24/2016 11:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Batesville Cemetery Final Resting Place

56633 Seneca Lake Road
Batesville, OH 43773

56633 Seneca Lake Road Batesville 43773 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Belle Valley Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 16
Belle Valley, OH 43717

PAWS, Inc. Humane Society of Noble County

P.O. Box 4
Caldwell, OH 43724
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