William Ray Basore, 70, of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home, with his family at his side.

William was born January 6, 1942 at Rich Hill, MO to Claude and Doris (Lacy) Basore. He was a truck driver for many years, before retiring.

He is survived by his mother, Doris; his wife, Linda; 2 sons, Mark Hemphill and his wife, Jolynn of Miami, and Vince Basore and his wife, Terri of Tulsa; 1 daughter, Michelle Milford and her husband, Jackie of Miami; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Bob Basore of Linn Valley, KS, Gary Basore of Ft. Scott, KS, Jack Basore of Kansas City, KS, and Ronnie Basore of Pleasanton, KS; 1 sister, Betty Maschler of Pleasanton, KS; many other loving relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; 1 daughter; 1 grandson; and 1 brother.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, OK. Serving as pallbearers will be Mitchell Hemphill, Justin Arnold, Tyson Arnold, Brent Basore, Donnie Basore, and Brian Basore.

Interment at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Pleasanton City Cemetery, Pleasanton, KS.

Services under the direction of Jim Thomas, Thomas Funeral Home, Welch, OK.