John W. Baswell, Jr.

Mr. John W. Baswell, Jr., 70, of Ackerman, MS, passed away at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville on Friday, February 14, 2014.

John was a deputy Forest Supervisor for the Ouachita in Hot Springs Ark. He worked for 49 years in the Forest Service and was an acting Supervisor on the Ozark in Russellville, ARK. John was a 1963 graduate of the Mississippi State University Forestry Department. He loved his family, Miss. State University and traveling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Glenda Ellis Baswell of Ackerman, MS and Hot Springs, ARK; daughter, Sally Baswell Stutson (Ben) of West Monroe, LA; sons, Richard Leonard Baswell (Brenda) of Jacksonville, AL; and John Edd Baswell of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Kelsey Mildred Bettevy, Courtney Elizabeth Bettevy, Casey Joy Stutson, Kylie Ann Stutson, Channing Alexander Stutson, Kaitlyn Savanna Baswell, Madison Grace Baswell and Richard Austin Baswell; a sister, Jeanette Baswell Taylor (Jerry) of Collierville, TN; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. Baswell is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. A funeral will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection conducted by the Rev. Lee Winter. Burial will follow in Sturgis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Mississippi Forestry Department at Mississippi State, Mississippi State University Foundation/Forestry, Mail Stop 9680, Mississippi State, MS 39762; the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 105 S. Montgomery St., Starkville, MS 39759; or French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Pl, French Camp, MS 39745.