Graveside service for Bill Bassham, Sr., age 85, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 A.M Monday, July 1, 2019 at Nelta Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Morgan officiating. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Parris, David Gulley, Jimmy Price, Danny Argenbright, Ricky Godbolt, David Reagan, and Tony Tanton. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Gentry, Red Fuller, Charlie “Red” Smith, Wayne Moore, Lanny Moore, Ricky Godwin, and Jimmy Beck. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Bassham passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Carriage House Manor.
Bill was born April 12, 1934 in Sulphur Bluff to Clarence and Jewel (Tanton) Bassham. He married Shirley Jobe on July 13, 1952 in Cooper, TX; she preceded him death in 1980. He later married Betty Moore on February 14, 1997 in Sulphur Springs; she preceded him in death in 2018. Mr. Bassham was a Dairy Farmer and an electrician at the Thermo Mine. In retirement he drove cars for Ronnie Parris.
He is survived by his sons, Bill Bassham, Jr. and wife, Cherie, of Richardson, TX, Brett Bassham of Thornton, TX, Scott Steele of Tyler, TX; daughter, Stacy McMinn and husband, Mike, of Sulphur Springs, TX; grandchildren, Ryan Bassham, Brooke Daniel, Colby Steele, Cortni Steele, Jaci Davis, Mikayla Davis, Cassidy Davis; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Swatsell, Zoe Bassham, Cora Bassham, Nora Daniel; brothers, Jerry Bassham, of Nelta, TX, Larry Bassham, of Overton, TX; and sister, Jeanette Williams, of Bogata, TX.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James A. (Pete) Bassham and Jimmy D. Bassham.