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Matthew Bassett

November 13, 1935 June 9, 2010
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Matthew Bassett, 74 of Altus, passed away Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, at the Clinton Regional Hospital at Clinton, Oklahoma.

Matt was born November 13, 1935, in Tarrytown, New York to Edwin Woodrow Bassett and Mary (Evans) Bassett. He joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for 20 years before retiring Feb. 10, 1973. His time in the military included two tours in Viet Nam as well as serving with the Air Force Honor Team for two years. He then became a Deputy Sherriff in Jackson County for 8 years. Matt also was a truck driver with CFI for 15 years. Along with his other varied interests, Matt was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Teddy, Robert and Hank; and by one sister, Katherine.Matt is lovingly survived by his devoted wife, Inez of the home in Altus; two daughters, Debbie Bassett and her special friend, Sheila Smith of Altus and Gaye Bassett of Norman, OK; two sons, Matthew Bassett Jr. and wife Kellie of Sanford, NC and Mark Bassett and his wife Della of Sayre, OK; four grandchildren, Abrum, Tori, Matthew III, and Chalton; two great-grandchildren, Ariana and Isabella; a brother-in-law, Buddy Pumroy and wife Pam of Plant City, FL; a sister-in-law, Norma Byrum of Altus; many nieces and nephews including Beth McNichels, Patty Tropposso, Hank Jr. and Kenny Bassett. Also surviving are special friends, Michael and Dana Fall of Bethany, OK and Carol and Darrell Barker of Athens, AL.

Memorial services with Military Honors have been scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday June 15. 2010 in the Veterans Section at Altus City Cemetery with Jerry Don Henry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

10:00 AM

Altus City Cemetery


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