Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017
McArthur Bassett, 74, of Fairhope, passed away Feb. 24, 2017, at Eastern Shore Rehabilitation Center in Daphne.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Demopolis Memorial Gardens. Kirk Funeral Homes’ Demopolis Chapel will be directing.
Mac was born Aug. 29, 1942, to the late Jack Bassett and Mildred Nichols Fancher.
Mac was a career offshore man working in many locations such as the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the South Pacific Ocean, the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.
He was an avid fisherman and was highlighted in Outdoor Life magazine for his “jigger pole” style of fishing for largemouth bass. He loved watching Alabama football and riding his Harley Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Lanell Tate Bassett; daughter, Patricia Lynn Bassett Ewing of Hahira, Georgia; son, John Kenton Bassett of Fairhope; and grandchildren, Daniel Wyman Ewing, Anna Kathleen Ewing and Ethan McArthur Ewing all of Hahira, Georgia.