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Reverend William Travis Bassett

Male 1923 - 2008  (85 years)

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  • Name William Travis Bassett 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born 19 Sep 1923  Grand Prairie, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID F2883BF0AA693E4183BE7F830EBCBAD3D138 
    Died 2/3 Dec 2008 
    Buried Mount Olive Baptist Church, King, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A History of the Second World War, Volume Four
      Fighting Men of Texas (1948)
      (Included picture in uniform)
      9. - Y. 1/c William Travis Bassett, born September 19, 1923. son of Mrs. Aileen Bassett of Avery, Texas. Volunteered November 23, 1940, at Dallas, Texas, in the Navy. Trained at San Diego, California. Overseas from March, 1941, to September 1943, in Aleutian Islands, Pearl Harbor, Panama, Attu, and Atlantic Coast. Awarded American Defense with a Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Commendation, Good Conduct, and Victory Medals. Discharged June 26, 1946.

      Waco Tribune-Herald
      December 7, 2008
      William T. Bassett
      William T. Bassett of Waco, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7, at Mount Olive Baptist Church in King, North Carolina, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Arrangements for the service and committal are through Slate Funeral Home, Inc. 132 E. Dalton Rd., King, North Carolina, 336-983-5176. William was born September 19, 1923, in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Homer and Cannie Bassett. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was active in the defense of our country during Pearl Harbor and the Korean conflict. William attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He retired as Chief of Chaplains from the Veterans Administration Regional Hospital in Waco. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Eva Maude Bassett. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Garrett; grandchildren, Jonathan and Lydia Garrett; and his son, Randall K. Bassett. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at September 19, 1923 - December 3, 2008. Sign the Guest Book at

      Winston-Salem Journal
      December 6, 2008
      Reverend William Travis Bassett
      Bassett - Waco, Texas - Reverend William Travis Bassett, 85, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008. He was born September 19, 1923 to Homer T. and Aileen Lemon Bassett. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife of 54 years, Eva Maude Campbell Bassett. He is survived by one son, Randall K. Bassett; one daughter, Melanie Bassett Garrett; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Lydia Garrett. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2008, at Mount Olive Baptist Church, King, North Carolina, with the Reverend Carl Goodman officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Saturday evening at Slate Funeral Home in King.
    Person ID I682  63B Hansford Bassett of Mississippi
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 

    Father Homer Travis Bassett,   b. 27 Sep 1899, Avery, Red River County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1986, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Aileen Lemon 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Maude Campbell 
     1. Randall K. Bassett
    +2. Melanie Bassett
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart