Vernon Patterson Bass

October 5, 1932October 9, 2013

Vernon Patterson Bass ended his earthly life and entered his heavenly home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on October 9, 2013. Born in Charlotte on October 5, 1932 he is the son of the late Alfred and Lillie Bass. Pat was a proud 1950 graduate of Charlotte Technical High School. He retired from Winchester Surgical Supply after 39 years of service. He had been a member of Charlotte First Baptist Church and held positions of deacon, usher, and lead senior adult exercise program. His joy was spending time with his family, many special friends and golf buddies. He adored his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Melton and grandson David Bass. Pat leaves a wonderful legacy in his precious family which includes his wife of over 57 years, Linda Stikeleather Bass; sons, Rev. Stephen Bass and wife Pam; Dr. Robert Bass and wife Tammy; his beloved grandchildren, Matthew Bass and wife Rebecca; Dr. Stephanie Bass; Jonathan Bass and Rebekah Bass; his adorable great- grandchildren, Vivian Bass, Ezekiel Bass, and Allison Michael Bass. He also leaves brothers Marvin Bass and wife Delois and Wayne Bass and wife Mary. A memorial service will be held at Charlotte First Baptist Church on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Family will receive friends following service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be sent to the Senior Adult Ministry at Charlotte First Baptist Church 301 South Davidson Street Charlotte NC, 28231 and to the Debt Retirement Program at Sunset Road Baptist Church. 2317 Sunset Road Charlotte NC, 20216


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Rog and Renee' Tench

October 17, 2013

We are so blessed that Pat called us his friends. Knowing that we will be reunited one day in the presence of our Lord Jesus makes this temporary seperation bearable. We love you all and continue to lift you up in prayer.

Brad, Gwen and Summer Rich

October 13, 2013

Steve, Bob and Linda: I was so sorry to hear this. Pat was a prince who always made us all feel welcome. I cherish those days and the beautiful friendships. May Pat rest in total peace, and I hope all his family and friends are healing. Love...

Charlie Jr Brown

October 12, 2013

Pat was a beautiful example of how a man should live. He influenced my life in a wonderful way. His peace throughout his fight with cancer and the way he experienced physical death was a remarkable testimony to his relationship with Christ.

See you soon Pat,

Charlie Jr & Mary

October 12, 2013

Dear Wayne and Mary - So sad to hear of the loss of your brother...just know that you and Mary will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers and that your dear departed brother is in a much better place now..We love you and your family dearly..Your friend for all these years, Carl Cuthbertson and Brenda Moore.

Richard Simi

October 12, 2013

Pat always had a word of encouragement for me. A great man of God. He is truly missed by me.
With our deepest sympathy,
Rick and Jeanne Simi

October 11, 2013

Sorry for your loss Linda.I didn't know Patbut i'm sure he was a loving husband.May God bless you and your family in this time of need. Love and prayers. Tom Wesson-Class of 55

Rachel Bowling

October 11, 2013

It's never easy to bid goodbye to our precious loved ones. Pat will no longer suffer and the happy memories will always keep him close. With sympathy,
John and Rachel Bowling,
Friends of Wayne and Mary

Judy & Robert Horne

October 11, 2013

We thank God for sending us a Brother-in-Law like Pat and he was also a great friend. His passing leaves a big gap in our family tree and he will be greatly missed. We will cherish the good times and many memories we have of him. Just remember
"the first 2 hands don't count".
Love to all of you.

Pam & Harold Obermiller

October 11, 2013

Dear Linda & Family,
Truly sorry to learn of Pat's illness and passing. He was a very wonderful man. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time. Love & prayers.