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James Lynn “Jimmy” Basham, 67
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Mr. James Lynn “Jimmy” Basham, 67, of Rock Island died Monday, Jan. 31, at Ascension St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. 

He was born in Warren County on Nov. 26, 1954, was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, a retired truck driver with Batesville Casket Company where he achieved a record of over 3 million miles of safe driving, and worked alongside his family with Basham Farms as a co-owner, and enjoyed operating any and all types of driving equipment and was an avid fan of everything John Deere. He was preceded in death by his father Joe Bob Basham.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 39 years Jennifer Medley Basham, mother Dorothy Jean Haston Basham, sons Montgomery (Nikki) Basham and Will (Breanna) Basham, brothers Jerry Basham (Brenda Smith), Rickey Basham (Jennie Sydenstricker), and Steve Basham, grandchildren Avery Kate Basham and Maverick Lynn Basham, nieces Stacey Elam and Anissa Basham, and nephew Christopher Basham.

Funeral service for Mr. Basham is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Steve Breedlove and Kevin Clark will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Basham family will receive friends on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 4, 2022