Richard Lee Basnett
Richard Lee Basnett
  • September 7, 1941 - October 27, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Richard “Dickie” Lee Basnett, 76, of Columbia, MO, passed away the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017 at University Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard was born on September 7, 1941 in Columbia, MO the son of Carl Thomas and Opal Mae (McGowan) Basnett. He was married on February 21, 1981 in Columbia, MO to Barbara (Bell) Basnett who survives in Columbia, MO. He graduated from Hickman High School in 1959. He lived a full life with a career to match. His career included being a Senior Vice President of Centerre Bank, Owner/Operator of Basnett Excavating or Security Manager at University Hospital to name a few. In addition to his extensive professional career he always remained an agriculture influence in Boone County. He managed and owned many commercial and agricultural properties, where he farmed and ran cattle. Richard enjoyed gardening and could often be heard boasting about his tomato harvest each fall. In his down time he enjoyed fishing and watching football.

Other survivors include: five children, Bill Basnett of Clever, MO, Rhonda Hafner (Brandon) of Columbia, MO, Richard “Richie” Basnett of Columbia, MO, Arthur Basnett (Allison) of Columbia, MO and Elizabeth Basnett of Columbia, MO; his mother, Opal Basnett of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Carla Maerz (Steve) of Olathe, KS; five grandchildren, Kelsey Duncan (Quiton), Kayla Basnett, James Basnett, Boone Basnett and Auggie Basnett and two great grandchildren. His father, Carl Basnett and one brother, Jerry Basnett, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FFA-Boone County OR 4-H Club – Boone County c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.