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Jerry Bassett

February 1, 1942 — November 27, 2023

Jerry J. Bassett, 81, of Alexandria, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson Hospital, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

Born on February 1, 1942, in Anderson, IN, Jerry was the beloved son of Roscoe L. and Mildred (McCarty) Bassett. A proud graduate of Alexandria High School, Class of 1960, he embarked on a journey of love and commitment when he married Georgia (Harris) Bassett on September 8, 1961.

Jerry dedicated many years of hard work to General Motors, Anderson, and retired in June of 1996. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, where his faith played a significant role in his life. He was a supporter of Purdue Basketball.

Described as an all-round good person, Jerry was known for his willingness to help others. His family brought him immense joy, and as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, spending time with them, especially his grandchildren, held a special place in his heart.

Left to carry on his legacy of love are his wife of 62 years, Georgia, and his sons, Greg (Christina) Bassett, Chris (Alexis) Bassett, and Tim (Rebecca) Bassett. Jerry is also survived by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Bassett.

A service to remember Jerry will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, located at 2107 S Park Ave., Alexandria, with Rev. Michael Deutsch officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial gifts be directed to Pete’s Pantry, 309 W. Washington St., Alexandria, IN 46001. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Bud & Susan Whetsel are honored to care for Jerry and to serve the Bassett family once again.

For those who wish to share their condolences or learn more about Jerry's life, please visit his tribute page at www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alelxandria First Baptist Church

2107 South Park Avenue, Alexandria, IN 46001

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Service

Friday, December 1, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alelxandria First Baptist Church

2107 South Park Avenue, Alexandria, IN 46001

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Interment

Friday, December 1, 2023

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