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Mike Bassett, 65 year old Woodward resident went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 4, 2015 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 9, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the funeral home. Michael Wesley Bassett was born on July 21, 1949 to Wesley James and Vera Margaret (Geddes) Bassett in Woodward, Oklahoma. Mike attended school in Woodward and graduated from Woodward High School with the class of 1967. He then attended Okmulgee Tech. Mike began his career in the oilfield working for Dowell. During his career he worked for various oilfield companies, working his way up to become a Drilling Completion Consultant. In 1983, Mike began dating Cindy (Pilcher) Harrison, and in 1994 Mike and Cindy were married in Red River, New Mexico. Mike and Cindy made their home south of Woodward. Upon marrying Cindy, Mike inherited two step-sons, Chad and Jason Harrison, which he thought of as his own. In 1995, Mike bought a couple longhorn cows and calves. Since then his herd has grown to over 30 animals. Mike enjoyed nothing more than going out to feed his longhorns and would sometimes sit there for hours just watching them. Mike’s other passion was fishing. He loved to go to Hot Springs, Arkansas to go striper fishing. Mike even bought a condo so he could go over whenever he wanted to get away. His greatest joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he loved to spoil them any way he could. He loved to go watch them play in their various sports. Mike was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first great-grandson. Mike is survived by his wife Cindy of the home; two step-sons, Chad Harrison and wife Michelle of Guymon; Jason Harrison and wife Karen of Woodward; one brother, Milt Bassett and wife Mary Jane of Edmond; one sister, Marilyn Brown of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Brooke Harrison and fiancé Tom Ward; Morgan Wadsworth and husband Chance; Madison Harrison; Michael Morgan; Casie Morgan; Taylor Harrison; Hunter Harrison; great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Ava; two nieces, Candyce Myers and husband Jeff; Carma Reagan and husband Jason; one nephew, Zac Brown and wife Erika; several great nieces and nephews; other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Zane Brown, mother and father-in-law, Norman and Audrey Pilcher, two brothers-in-law, Eldon Myers and Don Brown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation with the funeral home accepting the contributions. Remembrances may be made online at www.billingsfunerlhomewoodward.com
Published on  February 7, 2015
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