William Ira Bassett

November 7, 1933 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old

William Bassett Obituary

William Ira Bassett, 89, of Greensboro, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home. Born on November 7, 1933 in Sandown, NH, William was one of 16 children of the late Raymond and Priscilla (Knights) Bassett. For two years he proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He graduated from Sandown High School and received a Bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.  On July 26, 1957 he married the former Elizabeth Pamela Harney.  He was an engineer for Freudenberg-NOK retiring in January of 1994.  After retirement they lived in Hilton Head, SC and in 2005 they moved to Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA. He enjoyed his retirement playing golf, cards and hunting.  William was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

William is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Pamela Harney Bassett of Greensboro, one son, Bill Bassett, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Jacksonville, FL, one daughter, Sally Fox and her husband Steve of Lexington, SC; four grandchildren, Kristi Fox, Michael Fox (Brittany), Amanda Bassett and Mitchell Bassett; two great grandchildren, Lily Fox and Lindsey Fox;  five brothers, Donald Bassett of Northwood, NH, Kenneth Bassett of Sandown, NH, David Bassett of Hampstead, NH, Wendell Bassett of Epsom, NH, and Carroll Bassett of Sandown, NH. There are also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by ten siblings, Hazel Marlow, Charles Bassett, Raymond S. Bassett, Richard Bassett, Robert Bassett, Norman Bassett, Eva Phillips, Martha Sargent, Eleanor Bassett, and Irving Bassett.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later time.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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