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July 15, 1950 ~ June 5, 2019 (age 68)
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Jerry Donald Basinger, age 68, of McMinnville, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville

A native of Athens and longtime resident of McMinnville, he was the son of the late John Payton Basinger and Helen Elizabeth Whitaker Basinger. He was a former employee of Athens Furniture Company and most recently a Beef Farmer. Jerry was a member of Day Springs Community Church in McMinnville.


Survivors include his wife of 32 years,

   Teresa Lynne Case Basinger of McMinnville

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

   Jesse Basinger of McMinnville

   John Jr. and Irene Layman of Riceville

Four grandchildren: Andre Maycey, Angela Layman, Anden Layman, and Aniyah Layman

   One sister,

   Iris “Sissy” Mustopich of Gainesville, FL.

One brother,

   John “Colonel” Basinger of Woodbury

Several nieces and nephews.

Special Cousin,

   Phil Wilson of Whitehouse

Special friend, Fred Massengale


Graveside services will be 4 pm Monday in the Riceville Cemetery with the Rev. Aaron Caldwell officiating.


Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from1-3:30 pm Monday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Jerry Donald Basinger.

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