William Carl Bassett, Margate, Fl
William Carl Bassett, 84, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, Tamarac, Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born in Barberton, OH on September 29th.
Bill served his country with the USAF. He was with Gemini, then Apollo Saturn V lunar launch missions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, moved on to international and domestic technology R&D, and retired at 75 from the US Post Office in Pompano, Fl.
He served his community in numerous ways with the Brevard County JayCees, as director of the Soap Box Derby and with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He enjoyed building and flying RC aircraft.
As patriarch of the family for over 60 years, he is survived by his wife Georgina May Bassett, daughters Alaina Lynn Bassett and Crystal Noel Bassett both of Merritt Island, Fl; brother Harold Miles Bassett, Glendale, Az; sister’s Betty Jane Osberg, Pine, Az and Debra Lynn Williams, Okeechobee, Fl; as well as the many nieces, nephews, step children and grandchildren who loved him and knew him to be a good, decent man.
A celebration of life will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, June 8th at Seminole Casino’s Harvest Fresh Buffet, 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Fl 33073. Memorial service will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Space Coast Audubon Society, PO Box 147, Cocoa, FL 32923, firstname.lastname@example.org