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Gareth "Jake" Basinger

June 2, 1939 - March 11, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Private services will be held at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Bluffton. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The service will be live streamed on Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services Facebook page beginning at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

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Gareth “Jake” Basinger, 81, passed away March 11, 2021 at Venice Regional Hospital in Venice Florida. He was born June 2, 1939 in Orange Township to the late Lendon and Dorothy Basinger.
Jake was a graduate of Bluffton High School and proudly served in the United States Army. On June 8, 1963 he married the love of his life and best friend, Tommie Robinson.
Jake is survived by his wife, Tommie Basinger of Bluffton; two children, Gina (Drew) Chambers of Powell, Ohio, Scott Basinger of Bluffton; and five grandchildren, Alec Chambers, Andrea Chambers, Brady Basinger, Brett Basinger and Brien Basinger.
Jake was preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Chambers and a sister, Jeanette Miller.
He loved his family more than anything in the world (and Ohio State football a close second). Jake’s main interests in life were sports, specifically Ohio State football and the Cleveland Indians. Jake had coached the Bluffton Bucs midget football team for 13 years.
Jake had worked at Triplett Corporation for many years, General Dynamics, New York Life and retired from Nashville Auto Diesel College.
Jake left this world with many friends. He was a friend to all!!
Private services will be held at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services – Bluffton. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The service will be live streamed on Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services Facebook page beginning at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #382 – Bluffton.

 

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