Eugene White Bassett of Fort Myers passed away peacefully June 10, 2014, at Barkley Center of Fort Myers. He was born in Woodstown, N.J., where he lived before retiring to Florida. He graduated from the George School in Newtown, Pa., and served in the Army during World War II, stationed at Schofield Barracks when Pearl Harbor was attacked.
He worked for the DuPont Company Chambers Works in Deepwater, N.J., for 37 years before retiring to Cape Coral in 1978.
He married Muriel Ridgeway in 1946. She predeceased him in 1998.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Bassett of Tallahassee; sister, Elizabeth Fisher of Cape Coral; son, Joseph M. Bassett (Kathleen) of Wilmington, N.C.; daughter, Nancy Dinkel of Shirley, Mass., grandchildren, Amy K. Patz, Huntersville, N.C., Carolyn A. Guilliams of Apex, N.C., and David Dinkel and Abbie Dinkel of Shirley, Mass. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Logan, Emma, Connor, Brandon and Tyler.
Until recently, he was active in the Masonic Lodge and the Elks Lodge in Cape Coral.
A memorial service will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home in Cape Coral Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m.