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Bro. Mickey Basham

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Union City Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. James Porch and Kenneth Basham, Dr. Oran Creasman and Ch. Cpt. Mickey Basham II officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Manuel Cemetery near Walnut Log.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the White-Ranson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be David Gooch, Ronnie Elder, Danny Cook, Leland Gains, Gary White, Jerry Sherrill, Mike Haynes and Tony Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be David Roberson, Tommy Bramlett, Richard Perkins and Earl Gooch.
The family requests that memorials be made to Gideons International.
He was born July 3, 1951, in Obion County, son of the late George B. and Opal Christine (Carter) Basham. He married the former Linda Gale Batchelor May 11, 1973. She survives.
He was a 1969 graduate of Obion County Central High School and completed two years of study at Union University in Jackson in 1980, with a major in religion and minors in history and sociology. He was licensed as a minister Dec. 12, 1973, by Walnut Log Baptist Church and was ordained Sept. 29, 1974, by Wynnburg Baptist Church. He began his career as a minister as an interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Tiptonville in 1977. He was an associate pastor at Wynnburg Baptist Church from 1974-77 and was pastor of Beech Bluff Baptist Church 1977-1980. He pastored at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Covington from 1980-82, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Martin from 1982-88, at North Jackson Baptist  Church from 1988-1994, at Puryear Baptist Church from 1994-2001, at Eastanallee Baptist Church from 2001-08 and at Ripley First Baptist Church from 2009-13. He was currently serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Tiptonville.
He was active in associational life for 39 years and served as vice moderator and on committees with the Western District Association. He was an officer of the Madison-Chester Pastors’ Conference in 1988. He was chairman of Associated Missions Council in 1990 and served two terms as moderator for the Beulah Association and 14 years on the executive board of Tennessee Baptist Convention. He rotated off that board in 2008 and served as president of the executive board in 2007 and 2008. He was also a member of the Administrative Board and Budget Committee and served as chairman of the Budget Committee 2006-07. He also served on a special relations study committee of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and all institutions and agencies in 1991. He attended numerous Southern Baptist Conventions and Tennessee Baptist Conventions throughout the years.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Mark Gilbaugh of Dupont, Wash.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ch. Cpt. Mickey L. Basham II, who is stationed at Ft. Stewart, Ga., and has been serving in Afghanistan, and Sarah Basham, and David Paul and Amy Basham of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Mickey L. “Micah” Basham III, Harrison Basham and Scott Basham, all of Ft. Stewart, and Abigail Baugham and Andrew Baugham, both of Dupont; a special, dear friend, Mama Ruth Turnbow of Jackson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Kay Basham of Walnut Log and the Rev. Kenneth and Judy Basham of the Three Way community near Jackson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Raymond Jones of Union City and Cheryl and Jimmy Kirk of Hornbeak; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Basham and Gerald Basham; and two sisters, Ruth Ann (Basham) Ladd and Anita (Basham) Hoffman.
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