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Jerry Owen Basham

May 15, 1958 — September 17, 2022

Mattoon, IL

Jerry Owen Basham

Jerry Owen Basham, 64, of Mattoon passed away at 11:10 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in Charleston, IL.

Private services will be held at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL.  

Jerry was born on May 15, 1958 in Mattoon, IL.  He was a son of James and Betty (Chronic) Basham.  He married Cheryl Diane Lee on October 16, 1976 in Mattoon, IL.  She preceded him in death on December 19, 1977.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Basham of Mattoon, IL, brothers, Terry (Kathy) Basham Sr. of West Jefferson, OH, and Larry (Lori) Basham of Mattoon, IL, nephews, Terry “Bumper” (Valerie) Basham II of Cheboygan, MI, Joel (Christina) Basham of Fredonia, KS and James Basham of Mattoon, IL, niece, Misty (Rodney) Evans of Neoga, IL, mother-in-law, Marge Herman of Spring Hill, TN, several great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and special companions, Sadie and KiKi.

He was preceded in death by his father, wife, nephew, Terry Basham Jr., and father-in-law, James Lee.

Jerry was a 1976 graduate of Mattoon High School and graduate of Arizona Academy of Beauty.

He owned and operated Accents on Hair in Mattoon, IL for several years.

Jerry was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, and he collected Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.

Memorials may be made to the Coles County Animal Shelter.

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