Clarence Lee “C.L.” Bassham, Jr. – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Clarence Lee “C.L.” Bassham, Jr., was called home Friday, October 5, 2012 at Crockett Hospital. He was a charter member of Center Point Baptist Church, where he faithfully served the Lord, singing and praising Him with his church family for 55 years. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Murray Ohio Mfg., he had a passion for the outdoors and farmed cows until his health prevented him from doing so. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and the best “Popas” his grandchildren and great-grandchildren could ask for.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Lee and Fanny Jones Bassham; and one brother, Gentry Bassham.

He is survived by:

His loving wife of 55 years –
Betty Jean Sandlin Bassham, Leoma, TN

Daughters –
Deborah (Glenn) Wisdom, Leoma, TN
Janice (Ricky) Ezell, Elkmont, AL
Renee (Raymond) Staggs, Lawrenceburg, TN
Nancy (Jeff) Jones, Lawrenceburg, TN

Grandchildren –
Jennifer (Rex) Parrott, Krislene (Will) Staggs, Daniel Wisdom and
Chelsey Wisdom all of Leoma, TN
Nathan (Brandi) Ezell of Toney, AL
Matthew Ezell (Special Friend, Emily West) Elkmont, AL
Preston Staggs, Brantson Staggs, and Samuel Jones all of Lawrenceburg, TN
Ashley (Chris) Sawyer of Knoxville, TN

Great-Grandchildren –
Colby and Collin Wisdom, Lane Staggs, Haley and Payton Parrott all of Leoma, TN
Austin and Luke Ezell of Toney, AL

Those serving as pallbearers: Nathan Ezell, Matthew Ezell, Preston Staggs, Chris Sawyer, Daniel Wisdom and William Staggs

Those serving as honorary pallbearers: Samuel Jones, Austin Ezell, Luke Ezell, Payton Parrott, Collin Wisdom and Colby Wisdom.

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