A Lancer out of sight
Never out of mind
It is with deep regret that we must inform all of R.E. Lee High
School Alumni and the Class of '89 that
Paul Anthony (Tony) Basham died August 28, 2017.
Tony was a beloved husband, father, brother, son, police officer,
friend, and coach. He was born on February 6, 1970. After high
school graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Stationed at Camp Pendleton and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San
Diego, he served as a member of the Military Police.
In 1994, he continued his career in public service by joining the
Fairfax County Police Department where he served for over 20 years
at the McLean District Station.
His passions were family, friends, community, and baseball.
Those who were fortunate enough to know him, may have been lucky
enough to see his spark. This was most evident when he looked at his
loving wife of 22 years, Marci, when you saw him with his children,
and when he was giving of himself through his many hours of coaching
and of community service.
Everyone who knew him called him a friend.
Tony will leave an empty place in our hearts and on the ball field.
We are grateful for all the memories.
Tony is survived by the love of his life, Marci, their adored sons,
Mitchell and Patrick, parents Cynthia Lee (Ferrebee) and James
Terrell Basham, sister Jennifer Anne Lescallett, and his treasured
entire extended family.
A celebration of life was held on Thursday, August 31, 2017. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to SYA LL (Southwestern Youth
Association Little League) Scholarship Fund, Care of SYA, PO Box 471
Centreville, Virginia 20122.