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Theodore “Teddy” Bassham, 49
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Mr. Theodore “Teddy” Bassham, 49, of McMinnville died Tuesday, June 25, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. 

He was born Jan. 27, 1970, in Chattanooga, took tickets at Three Star Cinema, attended the Church of Christ, was a member of Gary Steele Karate Studio, enjoyed watching movies, loved teasing friends and family, and had many friends on Facebook. Teddy was preceded in death by his sister Michelle Bassham and his grandparents Hershel and Margaret Lewis and Jack and Mildred Bassham.

Survivors include his parents Bob and Wanda Bassham, special sisters Tara Johnson and Julie Hobbs, special brother Hamilton Hobbs, aunts Ann Martin and Jane (Rick) Adams, uncles Roy (Beverly) Lewis, Charles (Carol) Lewis, Luke Lewis, and Jim (Mary) Bassham, special nieces and nephews Haley Johnson, Kathleen Hobbs, Lyla Hobbs, Landon Johnson, and Alexander Hobbs, and bunches of friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 28, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Eugene Wilkerson and Hamilton Hobbs will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Bassham family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 28, 2019