William Bill H Bassett

December 21, 1922May 14, 2014
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William “Bill” H. Bassett, 91, of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at home with his daughters and cats by his side. He was born Dec. 21, 1922 in St. Louis, MO. He graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy in 1943 and initiated into the Kappa Sigma Fraternity in 1941. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served in the Army’s Corp of Engineers as Captain from Sept. 1943 until he was honorably discharged in May 1952. In 1952 he transitioned from St. Louis, MO to Baton Rouge, LA to handle administrative duties and to coordinate construction of a pipe manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge for Stupp Corp. Bill went on to serve as Executive Vice President for Stupp Corp for 44 years until his retirement in 1996. In the fall of 1952 he met Bobbie Jean Carpenter in Baton Rouge and married her on Feb. 28, 1953. She preceded him in death after 57 years of marriage. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Howard Samuel and Alice Mees Bassett; brother, Sam Bassett and sister, Annie Short. He is survived by his two daughters, Pamela Jean Bassett of Baton Rouge, LA and Kimberly Ann Bassett of Charlotte, NC. Bill’s passion was his work and later his Persian cats which he took care of and enjoyed in retirement. He had fun finding items for his wife’s business, Jean’s Collectibles, and spent many weekends at the Flea Market booth. He also played cards, enjoyed watching movies and LSU Baseball with family and friends, and fishing with his daughters when they were young. Heartfelt thanks go out to his caregivers, physicians, and Hospice Compassus. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and continuing on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 8:30am until time of service at 10:00am. Burial will take place in Greenoaks Memorial Park. A gathering will immediately follow at Greenoaks Reception Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's honor to the Baton Rouge Cat Haven


  • Visitation Sunday, May 18, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 19, 2014

William Bill H Bassett

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Judy & Tom Binion

May 19, 2014

Just know Tom and I are thinking of you at this difficult time.
You were a truly loving and thoughtful daughter to Bill.
I know Jean was saying "Hurry Up Bill", I'm waiting for you.

We will keep you in our Prayers.

Jan Rogers

May 19, 2014

Dear Pam,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of such profound sorrow. Remember the joyous times, and take care of yourself. God bless.
Jan and Jim Rogers

Suzette Buck

May 18, 2014

Deepest sympathy for you Pamela. I'm holding you in my heart and sending prayers of peace and comfort for you during this very difficult time!

Cynthia Cash

May 18, 2014

Pam - Your Daddy was indeed a delightful fellow. Always loved time spent w/him and will fondly remember him on his scooter at our last Baton Rouge Show a few weeks ago...smiling that great smile of his going a mile a minute. Know it's hard losing Dad right after Mom, but please know they were such treasured individuals...treasured by many.

Debbie Murray

May 18, 2014

The slide show brought back a beautiful memory of your Mother and Father at the CFA Regional Banquet in 1994. I was there but did not see that picture until now. I really enjoyed seeing your Father at the Greater Batopn Rouge Cat Club Cat Shows. And really appreciate everything he did for the Cat Club. He will be greatly missed by all. Just like your Mother. They are finally together in Heaven.

Suzanne Baker

May 17, 2014

My deepest sympathy is extended to you over the loss of your father. You are a rock to so many and it is time to let someone be a rock for you. Your strength, wisdom and compassion are immeasurable qualities to me. May the love and support of your friends lift you up and offer comfort in this time of loss.

Mike Diamond

May 17, 2014

Kimberly, So sorry for your loss. He was very fortunate to have such a caring daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barry Lee

May 17, 2014

Kimberly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much effort you put into visiting your father the last several years. Your dedication, love, and respect you showed him is an admirable example for all of us. I loved the pictures on this site. It was good to see you guys sharing happy times.

Jill McDaniel

May 16, 2014

Pam and Kimberly:
Even though I had the pleasure of knowing your Dad a short while I am glad for the time spent with him. Wishing you both peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I am so very sorry for your loss, but may his love for each of you live on in your memories and bring you both peace.

Jill Beaty

May 16, 2014

Pamela and Kimberly,
May God bless you both in this time of sorrow and know that we are with you.
Luis and I so enjoyed the times we spent with Uncle Bill over the past 2 years with having him over for movie nights and going to dinner. He had such a good humor and sharp wit even at 91! He will be sorely missed and always close in our hearts.
Love y'all.

Jill and Luis