Bill Bassett of Rockaway Beach died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his
home. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 12,
2018 in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home Chapel.
William Ernest Bassett was born in Bronxville, NY to. Ernest William and
(Fenton) Bassett. Bill was raised and schooled in NY and CT. After high
school he served in the U.S. Army for three years. Following the service, he
became a manager and driver for professional Country and Western music
stars like Johnny Paycheck and others. He then drove a tour bus. He lived in
New York, Connecticut, and Florida and moved to Rockaway Beach in 2003.
He was married to Donna Nolin in 2006. Following Donna's retirement as the
director for the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce, Bill took over that
position and served in that position until he retired in 2018.
Bill loved Country Music, Classic Cars, the beach, eating out in nice
restaurants and spending time with his daughter, April. He was a friend to all
and was an excellent listener. He was a little goofy at times, fun loving but
very compassionate. He was the best father ever. Bill was a member of the
Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce and attended the Forsyth Christian
He is survived by his wife, Donna of Rockaway Beach; a son, Christopher
Frommeyer and wife, Rebecca of Winter Garden, FL; three daughters, April
Bassett of Rockaway Beach, Jodi Beets and husband, Adam of Ozark, Anne
DeCamillo of Ozark; five grandchildren, Arianna Rodriguez, Ely Soto, Sophia
Soto, Aiden Beets and Allie Beets.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials in memory of Bill Bassett may be made to the April Bassett College
Fund in care of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, P. O. Box 1027,
Forsyth, MO 65653.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
William "Bill" Bassett
March 28, 2018