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Basil Paul BriscoePassing: April 7, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Graveside Service

Thursday, April 12th @ 1:00 pm


No Visitation


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, April 12th @ 1:00 pm

MITCHELL – Basil Paul Briscoe, 75, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

Born June 13, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe.  He married Karen Joyce Shoults December 27, 1963.

Basil had been employed at Kimball International and was a retired carpenter.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Karen Briscoe of Mitchell
Joy Lynn (Tim) Drabing of French Lick
Tim (Jessica) Briscoe of Greenwood
Nathan and Sarah Drabing
Corey and Ashley Briscoe
Robert (June) Briscoe of Bloomington
Bonnie Duncan of Bedford
Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell

His parents, and siblings, Donald “Leroy” Briscoe, Louis “Doodle” Briscoe, Wilbur Briscoe, James Briscoe, Walter “Bus” Briscoe, Frances Briscoe, Fern Watson, and Ruby Smith, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Bruce Ervin officiating.

There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Barron Compton | Floyds Knobs, IN
    Date: April 13, 2018
    Karen, Joy and Tim, I am sorry to hear of Basil's passing. When I think of Basil and the years that i knew him as a neighbor and as a father to one of my best childhood friends, a few words come to mind... talented, humble, caring, friendly and kind.. He was certainly a special man and I am sure will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Heaven gained a kind, talented carpenter recently, Im sure the good Lord is smiling!
  2. Guest: Fred Scott | Indiana
    Date: April 13, 2018
    Karen & Family, I'm sadden at the passing of Basil he was just wonderful and delightful man. Throughout the time getting to know the Briscoe clan Basil was always there with a nice smile,words of encouragement and respect. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this time of loss may GOD's blessing be with all of you. With Love Fred!
  3. Guest: Dwight & Mary Beth Compton | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 11, 2018
    We were blessed to have Basil for a neighbor and dear friend for several years. His personality and kindness was a example that we will never forget. His talent as a carpenter was always in demand because he was the just the best in the business.We pray for peace and comfort for the family in this time of grief. He will be greatly missed....
  4. Guest: Buddy & Kathy Bolton | Mitchell IN
    Date: April 10, 2018
    Karen & Family, Our hearts are hurting with you at this sad time! Basil was a beautiful soul and we were so blessed to know him! He will be missed! We always knew we could call him for advice and help on any problem with the house!! He was an amazing man!! Please know we are here if there is anything we can help with!
  5. Guest: Marilyn Crouch | Oolitic, IN
    Date: April 10, 2018
    Karen: I was in complete shock when I saw Basil had passed away. Words cannot express how sorry we are that he passed away. You have been in my thoughts often, and this must have been the reason. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love, Marilyn Crouch
  6. Guest: Claudia Coffey | Borden, Indiana
    Date: April 9, 2018
    I worked with Basil at the factory in Orleans, Indiana back in the 60's. Basil was such a cool guy to work with. He always had an uplifting word and a solution for his coworkers. He will be missed!
  7. Guest: Ruth (Rasnic) Dalton | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 9, 2018
    I am sad to read the passing of, Basil and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time...God Bless
  8. Guest: Mike & Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 9, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this most difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort in knowing Basil is pain free and was met by loving family as he entered Eternal Peace.
  9. Guest: Stephanie Hardman | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 9, 2018
    Karen & Family, thinking of you now and thanking you for being wonderful friends & neighbors all my life in Woodlawn Village - always sharing a smile, wave, & helping hand to everyone! And Basil’s legacy, as OUR PERSONAL WOODLAWN VILLAGE CARPENTER, will carry on FOREVER & EVER!!
  10. Guest: Michelle Cox (Regenstrief) | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: April 9, 2018
    Tim, I'm very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Michelle
  11. Guest: Brian and Terri Scott | Mitchell, In
    Date: April 9, 2018
    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Basil. He was a good neighbor and will be missed.
  12. Guest: Jack Murphy | Mitchell
    Date: April 9, 2018
    Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am fortunate to have known Basil and enjoyed the conversations we had from time to time. You will be in my thoughts.
  13. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 9, 2018
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
  14. Guest: Michael and Judi Mayden | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 9, 2018
    Mr. Basil was a wonderful man and cherished friend. Even though he was only 7 years older than me, I looked up to him and loved him just like a Father. He was my buddy. I will miss him very very much.