Robert Basnett, 79 of Big Bend, Calhoun County, died Friday, September 14 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late James and Virginia Starcher Basnett. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II. He was a prisoner of war, being captured by the German Army at the Battle of the Buldge and was held in a German prison camp from December 31, 1944 until April 15, 1945.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Kerby Basnett and three sons, Robert Basnett, Jr. and James Lee Basnett both of Morgantown, NC and Terry Basnett of Zebulon, NC, three daughters, Judith Ann Meadows and Brenda Radabaugh both of Big Springs, WV and Debra Basnett of Big Bend, 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Reverend Berry Miller and Reverend Larry Jones will officiate. Interment will be in the Bryner Chapel Cemetery near Mt. Zion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.