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April 30th, 2014
William Carter Bassett, 1935 to 2014

DRIPPING SPRINGS — William Carter Bassett, a 79-year-old Dripping Springs resident, died on Friday, April 25. He was born February 11, 1935 in Lake Charles, La.



Bassett’s careers and hobbies were wide-ranging. He was, among other things, a machinist, instrument maker, problem solver, sharpshooter, archer, gunsmith, firefighter, emergency medical technician, reserve sheriff’s deputy, city marshal and a U.S. Marine, family members said.

Bassett is survived by his wife, Hazel Marie (Gandre) Bassett, to whom he was married for more than 52 years, and by two daughters, Bren Bassett-Pechacek and Romi Jon Bassett. He is also survived by a grandson, Joseph Bassett-Pechacek, and by four brothers and three sisters: Benjamin Reid, Earl Charles Bassett, Stephen Bassett, Robert Bassett, Lynda Gale deMaria, Teresa Pichoff and Carol Bowes.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Carter Bassett and Charline (Masters) Bassett; his mother and stepfather, Gertrude Alice (Keeling) Colgin and Charles K. Colgin; a daughter, Leasa Kay Bassett; and a brother, John Charles Colgin.

Services were held Tuesday, April 29 at Harrell Funeral Home in Dripping Springs.

Memorial donations can be made to the St. Martin de Porres Boy Scout Troop, P.O. Box 266, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620. Checks should be made payable to BSA Troop No. 280.

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