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Horace Clay Bassett

Male 1930 - 2009  (79 years)

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  • Name Horace Clay Bassett 
    Born 16 Mar 1930  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID DB21D497F7642B44938BCF6EB2D0AB6F2836 
    Died 23 Mar 2009  Citronelle, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pine Crest Cemetery, Citronelle, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Press-Register
      March 25, 2009
      Horace Clay Bassett
      Bassett - Horace Clay Bassett, age 79, of Citronelle, Alabama, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at his residence. In his early years, Clay was in boxing and baseball leagues in Mobile and became a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. After returning from duty, Clay began working with Southern Bell as a lineman. Shortly after he began individual contracting with the local oil field and later encroached into home and commercial contracting. Clay owned Bassett Ford, Ace Hardware, apartment complexes and many other small businesses throughout the years. To say he was a visionary would certainly be an understatement. Clay was currently the CEO of The Citmed Corporation and had been since 1986. He was an active real estate developer and served as a financial guidance counselor to many prospecting entrepreneurs. An avid civic leader, Clay was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Junior Chamber of Commerce. Clay served on the Citronelle City Council for four years and as Mayor of Citronelle for twenty years. He served on the Citronelle Water & Sewer Board for seven years and was founder and a director of South Alabama Utilities. Clay was a member of First Baptist Church - Citronelle and served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Finance Chairman and Sunday School Superintendent. He is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Bassett. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Ruth Jones Bassett of Citronelle; two sons, Charlie (Terry) Bassett of Fairhope and John C. (Charmaine) Bassett of Citronelle; one brother, Jimmy (Louise) Bassett of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, John Clay (Julie) Bassett, II, (Todd) Elizabeth Bassett McCain, (D.J.) Maree Bassett Landrum and Stefan (Kari) Glover; six great- grandchildren, Farrah, Jackson, Aynsley, AnnaBeth, Anderson and Baxter. A wake will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church - Citronelle where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Interment will be at Pine Crest Cemetery in Citronelle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Citronelle for construction of a porte-cochere. Freeman Funeral Home - Citronelle.

      1930 Federal Census of Southeast, Winston County, Mississippi (9 Apr 1930)
      Hans W. Basset - 25 - M - MS-MS-MS - Head - Farmer General Farm
      Sarah M. - 22 - F - MS-MS-MS - Wife
      James H. - 4 - M - MS-MS-MS - Son
      Marion F. - 2 - M - MS-MS-MS - Son
      Horace C. - 1/12 - M - MS-MS-MS - Son
      (Living on Noxopater Road)
      (Married at 19 & 16)
    Person ID I673  63B Hansford Bassett of Mississippi
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    Father William Hance Bassett,   b. 6 Dec 1904, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1980  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Jones,   b. 17 Jan 1930,   d. 26 Feb 2019  (Age 89 years) 
     1. Charlie Bassett
    +2. John Clay Bassett
    Family ID F221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart