Mr. Clyde Bassett Jr., 77, affectionately known as “Byrd,” departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at home with his family.
Byrd was born in Onancock to the late Clyde and Dorothy Bassett and raised by his godmom the late Carrie Butler. He attended the Accomack County Public Schools. After high school, Byrd joined the United States Army.
In later years, he returned to the Shore and fell in love with Peggy, who became his wife; in that union they shared a daughter, Andrea, who was very dear to his heart. Byrd was employed at Perdue Farms and retired from there.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Pastor Vincent West officiating. Interment was in the Gaskins Chapel AME Church Cemetery, Onancock.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Peggy; daughter, Andrea; son, Michael; his stepson, Tony; grandsons, Jordan and Joshua; sisters, Cleo Hickman and Rosa Bassett; three sisters-in-law, Liz Washington, Bessie Parker, from Virginia, and Elsie Pearson; brother-in-law, Jerry Stewart, Va.; special friend, Loretta Johnson; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends
Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.