Herbert H. Bassett

BASSETT, Herbert H. The Celebration of Life for Herbert who passed Jan. 11, 2013 will be held Jan. 19, 11 am at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2709 N 25th St., Tampa. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. He would later complete his studies at Don Thompson after completing a tour of duty with the U.S. Army, serving bravely during the Korean Conflict as a Gunnery Sergeant 1rst Division. For most of his life, Mr. Bassett's career revolved around masonry and construction; ironically, just as he would build structures, he also built lasting friendships and helped structure his other love---the church. A leader who followed great leadership, Mr. Bassett served in various local, state and regional roles including One Church, One Child; served as Past District President of for West Coast AME Conference Lay Organization, and Steward & Lay Board at St. Luke AME and later Bethel AME. In each position Mr. Bassett served diligently and faithfully. Survived by wife of 58 years, Coretha; daughter, Lori (Tarik); 2 grandchildren, Tariq and Talia; a sister, Florence; 3 sisters-in-law, Joyce, Harriet (Mitchelin), Eleara (Gerald); nephew, Robert (Lila); godson, Joseph "Jay" (Tiffany); friends, Howard (Bernadette) and Henry (Mary); cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends and neighbors. The remains will repose after 5 pm Jan. 18, 2013, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Ave. www.raywilliamsfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Ray Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
301 North Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 253-3419

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 18, 2013