Obituaries » Willard R. Bass
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September 28, 1938 - October 23, 2017
Burial Date October 25, 2017
Funeral Home Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:00PM at the Dietrich-Mothershead Fueral Home
Visitation: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:00AM unti 1:00PM
Officiating: Rev. Scott Minx
Place of Burial: Mt. Olive Cemetery
Willard Roosevelt Bass was born on September 28, 1938 in Bono, AR. He was the son of Jess and Alma M. (nee Finley) Bass. He died on October 23, 2017 at the Villa’s at the age of 79.
ON July 2, 1994 he married Judith Ann “Judy” (nee Guess) Bass of De Soto; he is survived by his children: Tim Bass, De Soto; and Willard Roy Bass, De Soto; two step sons: Bryan Harrison, De Soto and James Harrison, Hillsboro; three grandchildren: Zachary Ryan Harrison, Cody Wade Harrison, and Carter Fry Harrison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Darlene Paschel and three brothers: Jerry, David, and Michael Bass.
Willard was retired from the Ford Motor Assembly Plant in Hazelwood in 1997; member of U.A.W. He served in the Unites States Marine Corps from March 28, 1956 til November 11, 1959. He enjoyed gardening, wood working, hunting and fishing, and playing checkers.
As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.