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Steve Edward Bassham

Rogers, AR, 1932 - 2022

Steve Edward Bassham, 89, of Rogers, Ark., died September 27, 2022. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was respected and loved by all who knew him.
He was born December 27, 1932 in Mountainburg, Ark., to David Clarence Bassham and Jessie E. Young Bassham. Steve was a builder for many years, but went to work for Southwestern Bell in 1957 in Ft. Smith and later retired in 1986 in Rogers. He served in the National Guard 39MP Co. in Ft. Smith for 10 years and then transferred to the Air National Guard where he served as the communication commander. He was honored with Commander of the Year in 1971 for the State of Arkansas, then retired from the Guard as a Lt. Colonel in 1986. After retirement he worked as a remodel carpenter and then became a striper guide on Beaver Lake, even winning a National Striper Tournament in 1991. He loved to hunt and fish and was blessed with many years of his hobbies. He was a member of the Pleasant Hills Baptist Church in Rogers where he served as the building and grounds director. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Archie and a sister, Georgia.
Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Bettye Bassham whom he married February 16, 1952; Steve Bassham (Jayne) of Ft. Worth, Texas, Joseph Bassham (Lora) of Rogers, Ark., Kelley Smith (Tim) of Rogers, Ark.; brother, David Bassham (Janet) of Greenwood, Ark.; sister, Brenda Moses of Alma, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A fellowship of family and friends will be held from 4-5 p.m., at Pleasant Hills Baptist Church in Rogers on October 6, 2022. A Celebration of Steve's Life will start at 5 p.m., after the fellowship with Pastor Ben Rowell then dinner to follow. Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.
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Published September 30, 2022

Sisco Funeral Home, Inc.
1312 N Curtis Ave, Pea Ridge, AR
Phone: 479-451-1126