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Knowlton Bassard

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Colonel (Retired) Knowlton H. Bassard departed this life on June 25, 2019. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the fourth son of the late John "Georgetown" Bassard and Gladys Butler Bassard.


He received his Bachelor's degree and United State Army Commission from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina and a Master's Degree from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.


He taught music in the South Carolina Public School system, an adjunct professor in the Music department at Virginia State University and retired from the Chesterfield County Public School System with over 30 years of service. Colonel Bassard served both in active duty and reserves of the U.S. Army.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Bettye C. Bassard; brothers John Bassard, Jr, and Bremen Bassard and sister, Theresa Bassard Taylor.


 He is survived by his son, Mark T. Bassard (Katherine)  of Midlothian, Virginia; a daughter, Sharon Bassard of Chesterfield, Virginia; grandchildren, Angelique C. Bassard and Austin D. Bassard; brothers, James Bassard and Alphonso (Laverne) Bassard both of Columbia, South Carolina; a sister, Phyllis Bassard Hutchinson of Columbia, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Moye Waymer of Charlotte, North Carolina and Georgia Moye Mance of Alcolu, South Carolina; cousin, Mary Frances Goodwyn (Carl) of Dinwiddie, Virginia; god-daughters, Debra Flores of Fresno, California and Yolanda Gail Witherspoon of Chesterfield, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


A celebration of life service will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Monday, July 8, 2019 at the funeral establishment where the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will conduct the Alpha Omega Service.


Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road, South Prince George, VA, the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, Sr., eulogist.


J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Published in J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. on June 25, 2019
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