Bassett, Burton

BASSETT, Burton M. "Burt"

Burton M. "Burt" Bassett passed away on January 1, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Burt is the son of the late Hallie Bassett and Evelynn Bassett (Hilton). Burt was born in Gettysburg South Dakota on June 22nd, 1935. For 58 years he was married to Eileen P. Bassett, who preceded him in death, a father of 5 children, Jay V. Bassett of Atlanta, Todd P. Bassett (predeceased), Christopher Bassett (predeceased), Paul J. Bassett of Raleigh, and Andrea K. Joyner of Benson. Burt is survived by 11 grandchildren and four great children.

Burt graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1953 and attend South Dakota State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport RI and was commissioned an Ensign in U.S. Navy. While serving he met Eileen, a Naval officer, and later were married in Yonkers, New York, in 1960. He served as a Navy LT for 4 years resigning his commission in 1960 and career as a civil engineer for 47 years. He has been retired in Raleigh since 2006 living in Raleigh NC.

Services for the Family were held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. For his full tribute and guestbook, please visit

Funeral Home Information

Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park

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