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May 8, 1937 - October 14, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Albert (Al) L. Basey, age 74, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, October 14, 2011. Al was an exceptional Christian man whose achievements touched the lives of many, both personally and professionally. He was born May 8, 1937 in Clinton, Oklahoma, to the late Earl and Lois Basey. His family moved to Oklahoma City in 1942, where he attended Horace Mann Elementary School, Harding Jr. High, and graduated from Classen High School, Class of 1955. He earned his B.S. Management degree in 1964 from Oklahoma City University. He began his career in 1958 with Western Electric Co. In 1989 Al became President and COO for Switching Systems in AT&T. He retired in 1990 and served on the Board of Trustees of OCU. From 1997 to 1999, Al was President and COO of CMI Corporation and served on the OKC Board of Education from 2002 - 2008. Al was a long-time member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon. In 1957 he married Carolyn Byrd of Oklahoma City. He and Carolyn had two sons, Lee and David Basey. Carolyn passed away in 1996 after a long battle with cancer. In 1997 he married his grade school friend, Annette Marsh Basey. Al is survived by his wife, Annette Basey; his sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and John Nicholson; his children, Lee and wife Melodie Basey, David and wife Pam Basey, Trey and wife Michelle Eakin, Kristi Eakin, and Michelle and husband Richard Parchman; nine grandchildren: Jeff and Katie Basey; Hannah and Jordyn Basey; Madison, Graham and Brevick Parchman; and Bella and Brandon Eakin. He is further survived by great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services for Al Basey will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 17, at Metropolitan Baptist Church. The Rev. Randy Faulkner, pastor, will officiate. Private graveside service will follow Tuesday morning. Relatives and friends are welcome at the Vondel Smith Funeral Home, 13125 N. MacArthur, Sunday 10/16/2011 from 4-8 p.m. for visitation. Al was a man who loved God, his family and friends. He taught a weekly bible study class and changed the lives of countless individuals. He was a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries International. He loved the game of golf and enjoyed the weekly golf outings with his golf gang. He will be missed by so many friends and loved ones. His family rejoices that he is in Heaven. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Mission Fund, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 West Britton Road, OKC, OK 73132; or Salvation Army, COH, 311 SW 5th, OKC, OK 73109.

Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 16, 2011
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