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Basel Tyree

basel tyreeMr. Basel Tyree age 87 of Lebanon died July 17, 2015 at Quality Care Nursing Home.  Born in Smith County, he was the son of the late Bethel and Ethel Bennett Tyree.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He was a member of West Hills Baptist Church.  He retired from the City of Lebanon Police Department.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Dawson Tyree; two sisters:  Irene Henson and Christine Farley.

He is survived by daughter, Elaine (Dana) Freeman; two brothers:  Leonard (Joyce) Tyree, Randy Tyree; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  The family extends a special thanks to Quality Care Nursing Home staff.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  The family request in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Adult Learning Center, 107 N. Greenwood Avenue, Lebanon, TN 37087

Messages for the Family

  1. Jeannie Farley Walker says:
    I am so sorry to learn of the death of Uncle Basil. He was a wonderful man. He accepted me into the family and loved Leslie and Matt. He then took on another generation with McKane. We loved him and want to give our deepest respect and acknowledgement for his life.
  2. Lou & Julian Stone says:
    Elaine, We want to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Mr. Basel was such a “Sweetheart” of a man….anyone who knew him really loved him and he loved everyone. He was a joy to know.
    Julian & Lou Stone
  3. Haywood Barry says:
    Officer Tyree was a friend to all he met. This is not so easy when you have a tough job. I know he was my friend. May he Rest-in Peace
  4. Randy Trammel says:
    I worked with Basil at LPD for many years.He was a good friend and a good officer.He will be missed.
  5. Lisa McPeak says:
    I knew Mr Tyree when he did security for Hardee’s, Captain D’s and the very old Wal Mart back late 70’s and early 80’s. He was a very nice man who we loved to see walk thru the door. I am so sorry for your loss