Harry Wayne Basinger

March 12, 1940August 24, 2011
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Harry (Wayne) Basinger, 71 of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg. He was born March 12, 1940 in Indian Head, a son of the late Jesse S. and Virginia Bungard Basinger. Mr. Basinger was a retired hoist operator and had worked for Williamson Shaft, Ohio Atlas, and Emerald Coal Mine. After retiring in 2002 he was a part time driver for Ben’s Courier Service He was Baptist by faith. Mr. Basinger was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #2258, Waynesburg Moose Lodge #461, Jefferson American Legion Post #954, Jefferson as a social member, Jefferson Football Club, and the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association. He enjoyed his family, friends, camping, fishing, NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers. On April 25, 1959 he married Shirley Marie Adamson, who survives. Also surviving are four children, Ernie Basinger (Michelle) of Rices Landing, Donna Balazick (Jeff) of Waynesburg, Dave Basinger of Waynesburg and Dan Basinger of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Keith Walters, who lived with his grandparents, David Basinger Jr., Zack Basinger, and Payge Anderson; two sisters, Mona Simmons of Waynesburg, and Connie Watson of Clarksville; four brothers, Charles (Bud) Basinger of Waynesburg, Ben Basinger of Waynesburg, Ed Basinger of Jefferson and Bill Basinger of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased is a brother, Richard (Dick) Basinger. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 with the Rev. Paul Roofner officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Visitation Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Mona Stull

August 19, 2012

Last week was the Steam Show-although you weren't with us-I took a picture of you and Uncle Donnie and hung them on the wall of my pop stand-you both were in our thoughts. It was a good show but not the same as when you were there. I miss you so much. I can only imagine the laughter that has been going on in Heaven since you have been gone. What a wonderful reunion we will have when we all can be together again!
Until then, watch over the family and know that you are missed and loved always!
So much love, Mona Sue

Mona Stull

February 24, 2012

Six months ago, you left this world and our hearts are still breaking! Some days it feels like just yesterday, we were listening to your stories, jokes and laughter--other days, it feels like forever since you have been here. We miss you every day and we will love you always. I know that you are keeping the Angels laughing and enjoying some good ole country music in Heaven!! Someday our family will be whole again--until then, I will remember you with laughter and music!! Fly with the Angels Dear Uncle!!
All my love, Mona Sue

Mona Sue

September 29, 2011

A little over a month ago, you went away--the music still doesn't sound the same. We miss you so much and the family is not complete without you here. I was blessed to have you in my life and so proud to call you my uncle. I promise that you will never be forgotten-you will live on in our hearts and memories and we will, one day, laugh at the stories and we will enjoy the music again!!
Take care of Debbie, Uncle Dick, Gram and Pap for me until we all meet again!!

Henry E. Brewer Sr.

September 19, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Christy Hoke

September 19, 2011

Wayne we were so devastated to hear you were called home.Charlie really loved you!!!You were his buddy!!He knows that some day you and him will be setting up there being the clowns you always are so missed by heart aches for your family and charlie and all that knew you...R.I.P You are for sure missed!!!

Diana Morton

August 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

Rick Black

August 26, 2011

Wayne was a speaial and wonderful man and he enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest and will be missed by all of those who knew him.

Elaine (Joy's Friend)

August 26, 2011

Dear Shirley and Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you the strenght to get through these hard days. My thoughts are with you.

Debbie Kallis

August 26, 2011

Shirley and family, May the happy memories, in all the tribute photos, carry you through this sorrowful time. Memories are the legacy of love and thank goodness that God leaves us with these when he takes a loved one home. With deepest sympathy, Debbie Kallis

Tammy Hareford

August 26, 2011

Uncle Wayne I am already missing you, I keep thinking of all the good memories you have given me throughout the years, you could always make me laugh! And now who is gonna talk Country Music, Nascar and Pittsburgh Steelers with me now! I Love you, Uncle Wayne!