Bryan "B.L." Basden, 94, of Rutherfordton, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Paul and Mamie Jeanette Basden. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton, a US Army Veteran serving during World War Two, and was a retired NC Highway Patrol Officer. Mr. Basden also served as Chief of Police for The Town of Rutherfordton, NC; Rutherford County E.M.S. Director and was a member of the Rutherfordton Masonic Lodge.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sharon Tomblin and husband Toby of Spindale, Lynne Vinson and husband Jim of Raleigh; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Wynn Basden.
Services were held at Montlawn Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, 2911 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC with Rev. David Frazelle officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 264 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
Crowe's Mortuary is assisting the family.