Let the memory and incredible loving, strong spirit of Robert "Bobby" Basham Jr. be with us all forever.
  • 57 years old
  • Born on August 2, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana, United States.
  • Passed away on June 11, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert "Bobby" Mitchell Basham Jr., 57, born on August 2, 1956 and passed away on June 11, 2014. 

Robert “Bobby” Mitchell Basham Jr. passed away with family at his side at his home on June 11, 2014 following an extended illness. Bobby was the son of the late Robert M. Basham Sr. and Patricia E. (Woodruff) Basham. Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Julia (Koon) Basham; their cherished son Jeremy Robert Basham of Cincinnati, OH. He is also survived by his sister Teresa Mattke and his brother Charlie Basham of North Liberty, IN and his sister-in-law Jana Basham and wonderful nephews Dallas and Colten and nieces Amber, Lisa, Kandice, and Sally. Bobby cherished his role within his large family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous close friends he made throughout his life as the man that greeted everyone as his friend. He loved playing pool, strumming his guitar, and his closeness with his devoted pets. Bobby will be forever missed by many. 

Bobby decided to donate his body to the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine to further medical education and advancement of medical science.

Friends and family will host a celebration of his life on 8/2/14 which would have been his 58th birthday.  The celebration will be at the home of Tim and Amy Woodruff, 59539 So. Elder Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Bring an appetite, pictures, and stories to share. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243 or the Doberman Rescue of SW Ohio at 2524 Jett Hill Rd., New Richmond, OH 45157. To share memories, send condolences to the family, or for directions, log on to http://robert-mitchell-basham.forevermissed.com


Posted by Rebecca Synan on 19th June 2014
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Posted by Lisa Tilton on 12th June 2014
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Julia, please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear husband. With our deepest sympathy, The Tilton Family
Posted by Elizabeth Brennfleck on 12th June 2014
Dear Julia, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I am thinking of you and your family. Try to think of all the happy good times to get you through. Liz
Posted by Shelly Platz on 12th June 2014
So sorry for the loss of your brother Teresa!!
Posted by CONNIE BROCK on 12th June 2014
Julia, Praying for you and Jeremy during this time. May you find God's love and comfort through His Word and the presence of family & friends.
Posted by Rainee Angles on 12th June 2014
Julia, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Carol Howell-taylor on 12th June 2014
Dear Basham family, we were neighbors to Bob & Dorothy when Bobby was young and Bob Sr worked for my dad many years. What a wonderful family, we had great fun with them and loved them dearly. As tears of sorrow fall here on earth for our loss, tears of joy are falling in heaven welcoming Bobby to his heavenly home. God bless your family, may you find great comfort in the life he lived well.
Posted by Julia Basham on 12th June 2014
It is so great to read these stories and it keeps Bobby's memory forever alive in our hearts and minds. At the end of the day, each of us hopes we have made those lasting memories and impacts on others as we travel through our life not knowing or even trying to make any kind of impression on others in just the day-to-day living of our lives. In reading your thoughts, stories, and memories it shows the influences that Bobby's life had on those he touched and for these we are thankful.
Posted by Beverly Johnson on 11th June 2014
Bob took Jeremy and I fishing. I remember being scared of everything, the fish, the worm, the hook, Bob was so patient, one of the best, father figure memories I have. Thank Bob for always making me feel loved and included. Always Beverly
Posted by Kathy Doty Mahler on 11th June 2014
Bobby was a very special cousin and through out our lives we spent so much time together. Julie, one of my favorite memories, was the time we spent in Friendship,IN. He will be greatly missed, but always loved. My heart and love go out to you for the care and sacrifices you and Jeremy made for him. We'll never forget him, and will always love him. He was one of kind.
Posted by Karen Sills on 11th June 2014
Julia, My condolences. Although I did not know Bobby, the fact he married you makes him top notch. The best to you and your family in this time of grief and remembrance.
Posted by Douglas Toms on 11th June 2014
So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers. Kind regards, Doug & Julie Toms
Posted by Louis Mays on 11th June 2014
I'm a former colleague of Julia's and my heart breaks for my good friend and colleague. So sorry to hear of this loss for you Julia. You and I go back many years. I'm with you in thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Kristi Hall on 11th June 2014
Julia, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Norma Brockie Woodruff on 11th June 2014
You will be missed. A memory I have of Bobby: When my husband, Bill was in basic for the Air Force, my brother-in-law Ron took me out to Uncle Bob & Aunt Dorothy's to spend a day. In the evening Bobby asked if I wanted to go rabbit hunting with him. I asked him where his gun was. He stated that he didn't need one. All three of us got in the truck and headed out into tall brush. A rabbit jumped out in front of the truck and with one swift move of the steering wheel he got him, never injuring the body. He hopped out and threw the rabbit in the bed of the truck, looked at me with that huge grin, winked and said, "there's one, let's get some more". RIP Bobby. A great guy.
Posted by Virginia Ferguson on 11th June 2014
Bobby was a giving, wonderful man. He had simple wants and needs but gave so much more to family and friends. He was a true friend to many.

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