Wesley Raymond Basham II

Wes Basham, 71, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Father’s Day, June 18, 2023. He was born on July 8, 1951, in Christiansburg, Va, to the late Wesley R Basham & Madeline G Basham. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a big man, with a big voice and strong opinions. But most of all, he was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and friends dearly.

Wes was always very active in his kids and grandkids life. You would find him at every sporting event or activity they ever participated in.  Wes was known by his perseverance and continuous work ethic which he passed down to his kids and grandchildren. He was an avid trap and skeet shooter and absolutely loved to express his opinions.  One thing was for sure, he said what he meant, and meant what he said. He truly enjoyed learning about everyone around him and loved to tell stories. He had a great sense of humor and could always make people laugh.

Wes will be deeply missed by his wife, Barbara, and their children, Elizabeth Basham, and Wes Basham and his wife, Kimberly; three grandchildren, Emma Basham, Tyler Basham, and Rosalynn Ramirez; and one sister, Sally Junkin. He was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Basham. He will also be missed by his dogs, Maxx and Willow.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2:30 pm in the Heritage Chapel of Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home – Simpsonville located at 313 N. Main Street, Simpsonville, SC. The family requests to receive friends following the service at 217 Brandau Lane, Simpsonville, SC 29680 for food, refreshments, and fellowship. 

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Condolences to the family of Wesley Raymond Basham II

  • Leslee Meek
    6 months ago

    I am so saddened to read of your loss. I taught with Barbara at Henry County High School and want you all to know we are praying for you. May God comfort you and bring you peace­čĺĽ

  • Larry Stephens
    6 months ago

    Barbara,

    This is very unpleasant news after how well Wes was doing after surgery. We always enjoyed Wes’s humor and also his willingness to help around the Club, however he could.
    Barbara, our Prayers are with you and the family during these trying times. Wes was well respected and will be missed

    Respectively Submitted
    Larry & Elaine Stephens
    Spartanburg S.C.

  • Again, Barbara, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Wes was such a big-hearted and friendly neighbor. He welcomed us immediately when we moved in. We always enjoyed putting on a show in our back with our attempts at gardening, our building projects and raising Cutter and ClipperI I loved to see him watching and laughing at the dogs! He was a great man to talk with about guns, politics and life in general. Cecilia and I miss him already. Hen got me involved with the HOA and I never regretted it! He was a great steward of this neighborhood, and I hope to emulate that service. God bless and please let us know if we can be of any assistance. Mac and Cecilia Shelton

  • Wes was a nice guy. In 2002 I started my business Wes was my first customer when he was at Mid Mountain Foods.It was really a shot of confidence for me and I am grateful to this day. RIP Wes.

  • Paula & Charles Coffman
    5 months ago

    A wonderful man with a wonderful wife. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself and your family. I remember the great times we had at Henry County High School together. Standing in the hall between periods – those were the days. Take care my friend.

  • Kevin Gina and Allie Stephens
    5 months ago

    Barbra
    We are so sorry to hear about Wes. I shot with Wes for many years and enjoyed every min that I was around him. I really enjoyed talking to you both at this years State Shoot and will miss him immensely.
    Kevin Gina and Allie Stephens
    Spartanburg SC

  • Wess was a very dear friend who I will miss deeply. I knew him for 50 years and they were all years that were so much a part of my life. I went to college with both him and Barb. We all miss him and think of him often. Tom Woodbury

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