George Bassham

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George Bassham

Funeral service for George Bassham, 94, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery. Mr. Bassham’s grandsons will officiate the memorial and serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association Board members. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bassham passed away at his home Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

George Alison Bassham was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Sulphur Bluff, Texas, the only son of Oliver M. Bassham and Flonnie Ann Emerson. After graduation from Sulphur Bluff High School, he married Bonita Lou Kiker Nov. 6, 1944 in Sulphur Springs. A veteran of World War II, he served honorably in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946. He later worked at Rockwell International for 30 years and was also a rancher. He was of the Methodist faith and served many years as president of the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Bonita Bassham; son, Michael Bassham and wife Peggy of Sulphur Springs, Texas; daughters, Carolyn Freeman and husband Jimmy of Royse City, Texas, Linda Ulrich and husband Verner of Garland, Texas and Sharon Rinewalt and husband Mike of Fairview, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Kenneth Freeman of Watauga, Texas, David Freeman of Houston, Texas, Kathleen Demuth of Mansfield, Texas, Christina Jones of Allen, Texas, Keith Dagen of Richardson, Texas, Stephanie George of Greenwood, Arkansas, Kendra Korthauer of Bren-ham, Texas, Jennifer Dagen of Lucas, Texas, Jonathan Ulrich of Grapevine, Texas, Susan Heflin of Spring, Texas, Jason Ulrich of Garland, Texas and Lucas Ulrich of Garland, Texas; and 21 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bassham was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Wanda Singleton, Myrtis Prather and Ollie Bell Holley.

Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at