Jerry Don Bassham, of Ganado, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on November 30, 2020 at the age of 73. He was born to J.D. and Thelma Bassham on July 13, 1947 in Velasco, Texas and moved to Ganado in 1957 where he attended school and graduated with the class of 1966. Having been Jr. High sweethearts, he and his wife of 55+ years, Faye Freeman Bassham resided and raised their two children, Beverly Bassham Poulton and Jerry Don Bassham, ll in Ganado. He owned and operated Jerry's Body Repair and Auto from 1967 to 2015 specializing in Antique and Classic Restorations until his health forced him to close the family business. Jerry loved our Lord, family, serving others, playing games, football, baseball, golf, drag racing, old cars, camping and life in general. Having been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in January 2016, he then became a successful lung transplant recipient on November 3 of the same year. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Ray and Harold Bassham. He is survived by: his wife, Faye; daughter Beverly Poulton (Paul),Son, Don Bassham (Denise); 6 grandchildren: Eric Poulton (Denise ); Jacob Poulton (Naomi); Caitlin Poulton Hyde (Austen); Jordon Bassham (Erika); Bailee Bassham (Trace) and Brady Bassham. 3 Great Grandchildren: Harper and Kennedy Poulton and Camryn Hyde. Brother, Bill Bassham (Gladys); numerous nephews and nieces and his angel donor's family. Jerry's celebration of life will be held this Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Edna, Texas. Visitation is at 10:00 am and Memorial Service at 11:00 am with Bro. Robert Krause officiating. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that gifts be made in Jerry's honor to either: U.T. Health- PO Box 1321, Houston, Tx 77251-1321 or giving.uth.edu/memorial; First Baptist Church of Edna or donor's charity of choice.
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