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I am a Veteran.Willie Chester Bassett
January 9, 1935 - August 8, 2019

Willie Chester Bassett, age 84 of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his home. He was born January 9, 1935 in Drew County, AR to the late Chester Bassett and Verline Phillips Bassett.

He was baptized at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Lomack when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior.

After graduating from Drew High School in 1955 he enlisted in the United States Navy, San Diego, CA. He served 30 years and received numerous awards, medals and retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Willie B.; five sisters, Mary, Edna, Georgia, Joyce and Linda; four brothers, Milton, Robert, Calvin and LeVester.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Ronnie Bassett of Houston, TX and Bruce Richard (Minossa) of Kingston, New York; one sister, Verlester Meads of Little Rock; one brother, Cornelius Roy Bassett (Debra) of Monticello; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins; a special thanks to Mitchell Broughton and Marilyn of Monticello.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.

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