Basil Manly Parten, 77, of Thomasville died Aug. 8, 2011 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1933 in Nanafalia. He was a member of the Putnam Baptist Church. He was retired from the United States Navy as a senior chief radioman.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Parten, Thomasville; three sons, Kerry Parten, Ronnie Bonner, both of Phoenix, Arizona, David Morris, Ft. Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jean Vessenmeyer, Melbourne, Fla., Diana Miskow, Grant, Fla.; one brother, Hugh Parten, Thomasville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
The service was Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Brooks Etheridge officiating. Burial with military honors were held at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Nanafalia.
Active pallbearers were Kenny Parten, Kyler Parten, Eric Ramirez, Taylor Ramirez, Chris Bonner and Jason Bonner.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.