Commonwealth Journal


January 13, 2009

Truman Bastin

Truman E. Bastin, 79, of Stanford died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at Fort Logan Hospital.

He was born to Ray and Ethyl Robinson Bastin on Monday, Nov. 11, 1929 in Lincoln County, Ky. Truman sacrificed for his country in the Korean Conflict, receiving a Purple Heart with the Company L, 15th Infantry, Regiment APO 468. Truman retired from 18 years of service at Saufley Implement Company, was a farmer and devoted father. Truman was a former deacon of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and he currently is a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

Truman leaves behind his second wife, Lois Jane Bastin of Stanford to whom he wed on Feb. 3, 1996; a son, Truman D. Bastin and his wife Kelly of Glasgow, Ky.; a daughter, Susan Moore and her husband Rev. Jason of Ferguson, Ky.; two step-sons, Ricky Cromer and his wife Patty, and Wayne Burton and his wife Jennifer both of Brodhead; a step-daughter, Bonnie Elam and her husband Jody of Crab Orchard; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Bastin of Stanford; three sisters, Bessie Allen of Stanford, Dean Enging of Miss., Ann Andress of Oxford, Ohio.

Truman was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Laura Moore Bastin; and eight brothers and sisters.

An Appreciation of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Moore & Bro. Marvin Cromer officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery with Military Rites by Caswell Saufley Post #18 of the American Legion and the United States Army. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Fox Funeral Home, Stanford.

Active pallbearers will be Chase Moore, Jody Elam, Mark Bastin, Ricky Cromer, Travis Bastin, and Wayne Burton. Barbara Smith, Caleb Moore, his grandson, Charles Machal, and Robert Elkins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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