Obituary of Wayne William Bassett
Batavia - Wayne William Bassett, age 63, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Wayne was born October 8, 1955, in Warsaw, the son of Joyce L. Bush Bassett of Batavia and the late Robert F. Bassett.
A graduate of Batavia High School and Alfred State College, Wayne was a corrections officer for 28 years with the Albion Correctional Facility, retiring on October 9, 2017. He enjoyed shooting at the area ranges, walking, riding his Harley Davidson, snow shoeing and playing his guitar. Wayne's faith was important to him and he would read his bible daily. Above all else, Wayne deeply loved his family and spending time with them.
Surviving along with his mother are his wife, Robin A. Wagner Bassett; two daughters, Marla Bassett of Colorado and Melissa (Chad) Maniace of Colorado and their children Brooke and Brielle Maniace; step-son Roy Watson, Jr. of Barre Center and his daughter Kendra Watson; step-daughter, Sarah (Kevin) Copeland of Virginia and their children Tyler, Dylan and Letti Copeland; his sister, Stacy A. (William) Bradley of Batavia and their children, Ethan, Justin and Brandon Bradley; his brother-in-law, Richard (Deb) Wagner, Sr. of Batavia and their son, Richard Wagner, Jr.; his sister-in-law, Debbie (Ron) Gibson of Batavia and their daughter Ashley Gibson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard (Joanne) Wagner of Batavia along with many dear friends.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Wayne will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wayne's memory may be made to Alzheimers Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite #6, Williamsville, New York 14221-7380.