John Lewis Basnight (1926 – 1996)

Veteran of the U.S. Army

John Lewis Basnight, age 69, of 15311 New Towne Haven Lane, died Monday, Feb. 26, 1996, in Louise Obici Hospital, Suffolk.

He was a native of Edenton, N.C., and a retired heavy equipment operator from Local (NU)147, Operating Engineers, Norfolk. Mr. Basnight was a member of Benn’s United Methodist Church and an honorary member of Carrollton Ruritan Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Gilliam Basnight; two nieces, Robin Basnight of Highland Park, Fla., Vicky Basnight Garrison of Virginia Beach; and a nephew, Charles Basnight of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla…1

Works Cited

1) The Virginian Pilot, “John L. Basnight,” Published on February 27, 1996:

Photo of John L. Basnight with his wife, Mildred Gilliam Basnight.

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