OBITUARY

Leonard Hodges Bass Sr.

June 21, 1931April 26, 2021

Leonard Hodges Bass passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at home. He was born June 21, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama to Francis F. and Nell Hodges Bass. He grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Woodlawn High School. He went on to attend and graduate from API (Auburn), where he was a member of the Auburn University Band and the Alumni Marching Band. He was married to Mary Louise Gambrell for 49 years. He worked for ALCOA, Shook & Fletcher Mechanical, Alabama Air Wholesalers, The Stegall Company, and the Hardy Corp. He was a registered professional engineer in Alabama and many other states. He was a member of South Roebuck Baptist Church for 60 years and was a deacon there. More recently he was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Randale E. Bass, M.D., and grandson, Jeffery P. Bass. He is survived by his sons, Leonard Bass, Jr. and Steven F. Bass; grandson, David M. Bass; and close friend, Betty Wilson. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Elmwood Chapel Funeral Home at 12:30 pm. A graveside service will follow at 2 pm at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Leonard Hodges Bass Sr.

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Edna Waller

April 28, 2021

Leonard and Mary were an influential part of my life during my teen years at South Roebuck Baptist Church. I thought so highly of both of them. The Christian life they lived was an inspiration to us all. I always enjoyed spending time with them and babysitting their three young boys. My greatest memory is of the love and respect they gave to me. Leonard was one of the kindest individuals I have ever known and I will always remember that sweet, sweet smile.

Edna Murphy Waller

Jack Byars

April 27, 2021

To ALL who loved our precious Leonard, please accept this condolence, what a wonderful man. I recall Leonard as a gifted Engineer, who quietly went about his genius problem solving solutions to some pretty complex issues on our Mercantile Stores Projects we built together. Grounded by his faith, he always applied the Golden Rule in all things he did, say, and probably thought. Although it’s been so many years ago, I still remember Leonard fondly and as the “go to” guy for answers. Rest In Peace with our Lord, Dear Leonard. Hope to see you there.
Jack Byars

Herman Pair

April 27, 2021

I am so sorry for your family as you grieve the passing of your loved one, Mr. Leonard Bass, Sr. I pray that God will give you all His peace and comfort everyday. I and the Lakeside Baptist Church family are praying for you all.

Prayerfully,
Herman Pair
Minister to Senior Adults
Lakeside Baptist Church
Hoover, Alabama

Jane Gavin

April 26, 2021

My Uncle Leonard was a very sweet and kind-hearted southern gentleman. I was blessed to know and love him. I have only good memories of his generosity and giving to others.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY