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Manuel "Potse" Basham

May 28, 1953 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 66)

         Graveside services for Manuel “Potse” Basham, 66, of Lufkin, will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Gann Cemetery with Bro. Keith Stanley officiating.

          Mr. Basham was born May 28, 1953 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Henry Morgan Basham and Myrtle Lee (Vickery) Basham, and died Friday, June 7, 2019 in Tyler.

          Mr. Basham loved to ride motorcycles and spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed singing karaoke.

          Mr. Basham is survived by his son and fiancé, Avery and Stephanie Basham of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Earl Olson of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Cindy Ford of McCallister, OK; granddaughters, Jessie Ford, Chiann Basham, Natalie Hillman, and October Olson; grandsons, Cody Ford, Casey Ford, Roarke Ford, Ronin Ford, Levi Wright, Trenton Hillman, Michael Peek, Nathan Havard, and Connor Olson; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Young of Lufkin; sister, Dorothy Tucker of Pollok; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Linda Basham of Lufkin; brother, Buddy Basham of Lufkin; brother, Ray Basham of Lufkin; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Dorothy Basham; daughter-in-law, Lisa Basham; and sister-in-law, Jerri Basham.

          Pallbearers will be Waylon Terry, James Dunn, James McEntire, Gunnar Farr, J.J. Poland, Kent Weeks, and Randy Allen.

          Honorary pallbearers will be the Riders Against Diabetes.

          Special memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

          Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.

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