Funeral services for Edmond Bayard Basye, age 85 of Cumby will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at First Baptist Church-Sulphur Springs in the Worship Center with Rev. Tommy Johnston and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Interment with military and mason honors will be at Long Cemetery with Alan Basye, Brent Robison, Kevin Robison, James Norris, Ferrin Long, Randy Slagle serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are E.A. Junell and the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Edmond passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Founders Plaza Rehab in Wylie. He was born on February 16, 1931 in Dallas, the son of E.B. “Tot” and Rena (Butler) Basye. He married the love of his life, Geneva Long on December 25, 1953 in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Japan, was a retired electrician; a sixty-seven year member of the IBEW Local #59 (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), more than fifty years as a Master Mason and past Master of the Lodge, was a long time member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition serving as Squad Leader for the Honor Guard, was the a 2011 recipient of Volunteer of the Year for Hopkins County, and member of the First Baptist Church – Sulphur Springs. He graduated from North Dallas High School in 1948.
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Robison of Blacksburg, VA; son, Alan Basye and wife, Kellye of Sachse; grandchildren, Brent Robison, Kevin Robison and Lauren Basye; three great-grandchildren, Zoey Robison, Konner Robison and Trent Robison and sister, Mary Jean Duncan of Pilot Point.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Long Cemetery Association, c/o Patsy Patterson, 1140 Bowie St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482