WO1 Tommy J. Bassett was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/04/2020 at the age of 84.6
Ashford, AL
Flight Classes 63-4W and 63-4
Date of Birth 04/29/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 132 ASHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Spring 2021 Boxcar News

More detail on this person: Tommy J. Bassett, a resident of Ashford, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84 years old. A military graveside service in honor of Tommy will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 am at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplin Alan Monarch officiating. Tommy was born on April 29, 1936, in Ted, Mississippi to Joe and Mary (Chisholm) Bassett. He served in the military for 16 years as a helicopter pilot. Afterward, he was the owner and operator of Bassett Helicopter Service. In his free time, he was a real outdoorsman where he would spend his time with horses, deep-sea fishing, and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry Bassett from Louin, MS. Left to cherish the memories of Tommy include the love of his life for 64 years, Nell Bassett; sons, Mark Bassett (Anna) of Enterprise, AL; Don Bassett (Cathy) of Midland City, AL; daughters, Mary Evelyn Martin (Gary) of Ashford, AL; Patty Robinson (Terry) of Headland, AL, grandchildren, Jennifer Davis (Josh) of Ashford, AL; Christopher Martin (Kayla) of Webb, AL; Michelle Meadows (Chris) of Ashford, AL; Tera Knighton (Brad) of Headland, AL; Taylor Paulk (Joseph) of Bonifay, FL; Matthew Bassett (Emily) of Slidell, LA; Ben Bassett (Natalie) New Brockton, AL. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren; brother Danny Bassett (Faye) of Ted, MS; and sister Mary Lynda Ford of Louin, MS, and special pet Bubba. Posted by Sunset Memorial Park December 5, 2020

Burial information: Sunset Memorial Park, Midland City, AL

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