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Obituary for Larry Bassham

Obituary for Larry Bassham
  • PublishedMarch 20, 2024


Funeral Service for Larry Bassham, age 81, of Overton, TX will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home, Sulphur Springs, TX with Pastor Roger Bynog, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. before the service. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Bassham, Jr., Brett Bassham, James Bassham, Jr., Barry Bassham, Ricky Williams, Joey Williams, Bryan Williams, Mark Bassham, and Tony Williams. Mr. Bassham passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.

Larry Gene Bassham was born in Sulphur Bluff, TX on June 22, 1942 to Clarence and Jewel (Tanton) Bassham. He married Georgia Oliver (Denmon) Bassham in Arp, TX in 1988. Larry worked as a Machinist for Rockwell International, Bell Helicopter and several other specialty companies. He was a professed Christian and adherent to the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Pamela Lopez and husband Jose; step-sons, Billy Oliver and wife Lana and Lonnie Oliver; grandchildren, Derrick Lee Knight, Tamra Nicole Curry, Crystal, Jaclyn, Tamara, Misty, Josh, Brandon, Jake, Tosha, Santos, Gina, Bubba, Stormy and Scout; sister, Jannette Bassham Williams; brother, Jerry Bassham; sister-in-law, Debra Bassham; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia; daughter, Vicki Annett Bassham; step-daughter, Sharon Lyn Tiner; brothers, Bill Bassham, Jimmy Bassham, James (Pete) Bassham; brother-in-law, C.R. Williams; sisters-in-law, Lou Bassham, Delores Bassham, Shirley Bassham; and niece, Sandy Williams.

In lieu of flowers, donations 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


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Chloe Kopal

Chloe Kopal was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Sulphur Springs High School for 4 years and graduated in 2021. She was also a line member for the Blue Blazes Drill Team for 3 years. Chloe is the Digital Content Creator for Front Porch News. Her love for our community shows through her work. She is very passionate about photography and has been ever since the first time she picked up a camera many years ago.