Henry Troy Basil 81 of Glasgow died Tuesday May 9, 2006 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. He was born in Barren County the son of the late Oris Stanford Basil and Nellie Mae Walden Basil. Mr. Basil was an employee of Southern Explosives Company in Glasgow and was a member of the Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville. He was the founder of the Gospel Troubadors and was known as the 'Blind Troubador.' Survivors included his wife Ada Winters Basil; a son Troy Nathan Basil and wife Linda of Glasgow; 2 daughters Ellen Mae Harper and husband Kenny of Horse Cave and Mary Margaret Basil and son Jamie Clifton Basil of Glasgow; a daugher-in-law Beverly Basil of Glasgow; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; 4 sisters Virginia Bunnell of Horse Cave, Margie Houchens of Park City, Ima Deloris Sexton of Glasgow and Patricia Ann Bragg of Cave City and by 2 brothers Oris Eugene Basil of Glasgow and James Benton Basil of Park City. In additon to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Oris Thomas Basil, a grandson Billy Allen Basil, 2 brothers LeeRoy Basil, Ray Eagle Basil and a sister Bertha Matthews. Funeral services will be 2:00pm on Thursday May 11, 2006 at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00am Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to help defray funeral expenses.

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  1. Words can not explain the pain that you all are going threw nor take it away . But please know that our prayers are with each and every one of you.GOD is our shield in the time of pain and sorrow. However I know that you know that to. But just wanted you

  2. Troy has been a true friend and brother to me both natural and spirtually. I will always be here for the family. My prayers and love is with them.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. If you need anything, let us know.Clark, Beverly, and Olivia

  4. To my Grandfather, whom I’m very proud of. You served as an example for many to follow. You trusted in the Lord and your with him now. You can see the beauties of heaven with your new eyes. What joy and peace you must be enjoying now. We mourn for you and

  5. Troy was a great person, but he is in a much better place now. I know that he has to seeing such a beautiful scene about right now. He will be sadly missed.

  6. Ellen…So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Just wanted you to know that you and all of your family are in our prayers. If we can be of help in any way, please call on us.Tony & Paulette Wasylycia(T.J. Samson Hospital employees)

  7. with deepest sympathy from our family to yours, we are very sorry for your loss. we will keep your family in our prayers. Troy was a very good man, always in good humor no matter what was brought his way. The Lord took very good care of him down here, now

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of Troy’s Death. I still remember his musical days with Pat Kingrey on radio WKAY.Lester Thomas

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