OBITUARY

Harris Ray "Ray Boy" Bass

April 12, 1927March 2, 2019

Harris Ray “Ray Boy” Bass, was born on April 12, 1927 and passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Harbor Hospice. He was born to his late parents, Jerry and Mary Bass in Starks, LA where he lived all of his life. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Starks where he served as a deacon for many years. He also served his country in the United States Navy for three years.

He is survived by his son, Raylen Bass and wife Elaine; daughter, Carolyn Kay Gearen; grandsons, Shane Fountain and wife Wendi, Stephen Clark, all of Starks, LA; granddaughter, Danielle Simien and husband Patrick of Vinton; nine great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his precious wife of 66 years, Carrie Belle “Tinker” Bass; his parents; grandson, Jerry Ray Fountain; and all of his siblings.

Services will be at First Baptist Church of Starks on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:00am with Bro. Ron Butler officiating. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Visitation will resume at First Baptist Church, from 9:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Doyle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Starks in his memory. Services entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his son, Raylen Bass and wife Elaine; daughter, Carolyn Kay Gearen; grandsons, Shane Fountain and wife Wendi, Stephen Clark, all of Starks, LA; granddaughter, Danielle Simien and husband Patrick of Vinton; nine great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He is preceded in death by his precious wife of 66 years, Carrie Belle “Tinker” Bass; his parents; grandson, Jerry Ray Fountain; and all of his siblings.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Harris Ray "Ray Boy" Bass

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Les Coleman

March 3, 2019

A man I dearly respected. Thank you for living what you believed. Raylen and Elaine my heart goes out to you, your Dad was one of the best men I know

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