George Bassham

February 15, 1925 ~ January 4, 2020 (age 94)


Funeral service for George Bassham, age 94, of Sulphur Bluff, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery.  Mr. Bassham’s grandsons will officiate the memorial and serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association Board members.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.  Mr. Bassham passed away at his home on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

George Alison Bassham was born on February 15, 1925 in Sulphur Bluff, Texas, the only son of Oliver M Bassham and Flonnie Ann Emerson.  After graduation from Sulphur Bluff High School, he married Bonita Lou Kiker on November 6, 1944 in Sulphur Springs.   A veteran of World War II, he served honorably in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946.  He later worked at Rockwell International for 30 years and was also a rancher.  He was of the Methodist faith and served many years as president of the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Bonita Bassham; son, Michael Bassham and wife Peggy of Sulphur Springs, Texas; daughters, Carolyn Freeman and husband Jimmy of Royse City, Texas, Linda Ulrich and husband Verner of Garland, Texas, and Sharon Rinewalt and husband Mike of Fairview, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Kenneth Freeman of Watauga, Texas, David Freeman of Houston, Texas, Kathleen Demuth of Mansfield, Texas, Christina Jones of Allen, TX,  Keith Dagen of Richardson, Texas, Stephanie George of Greenwood, Arkansas, Kendra Korthauer of Brenham, Texas, Jennifer Dagen of Lucas, Texas, Jonathan Ulrich of Grapevine, Texas, Susan Heflin of Spring, Texas, Jason Ulrich of Garland, Texas, and Lucas Ulrich of Garland, Texas; and 21 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bassham was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Wanda Singleton, Myrtis Prather, and Ollie Bell Holley.


Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association.


Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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January 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home
419 Gilmer St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Funeral Service
January 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Murray - Orwosky Funeral Chapel, Sulphur Springs

Interment following funeral service
January 9, 2020

Sulphur Bluff Cemetery
CR 3550
Sulphur Bluff, TX 75481

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