OBITUARY

Mr. Billy Joe Bass

October 30, 1937June 28, 2018
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Mr. Billy Joe Bass, age 80 of Plainview Hwy., Dunn passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Billy was born on October 30, 1937, in Sampson County the son of the late Aaron Bass and Doreen Jackson Bass. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean Tutor Bass, a son, Kent Bass, a step-son, Ricky Collier, a brother, Bobby J. Bass and a sister, Eula Belle Warren. Billy was a devout Christian and a lifelong member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, he was an avid reader and had read the Bible through 3 times. First thing in the morning he could be found sitting in his chair reading his Bible. He was an outstanding Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, family was very important to him. A man of few words and a humble person, but was a person who helped people in a very quiet way. Billy was raised to work hard and that he did all his life, as a young man working on the farm then began a career in Diesel Mechanics working for the International Truck Co., He went to school in Ohio for Diesel Mechanics. He was a long distance Truck driver for over 30 years. In 1985 he came off the road and became a dispatcher for Neighbors Trucking Service. He retired at the age of 79 from Sentry Vault Company. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Spring Branch Church with Rev. Michael Worley, Rev. Tim McQueen & Rev. Tom Wagoner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. He is survived by: A Son: Terry Bass & (wife) Rose of Erwin, NC; a Daughter, Marsha Bass of Dunn, NC Grandchildren: Christy Bass, Carolyn Smith & (husband) Matthew, T.J. Bass & (wife) Melissa; Joseph Bass & (wife) Emily; Susan Citro & (husband) Mike; Annie Johnston & (husband) Chris. Great Grandchildren: Aaron Bass, Markus Bass, Landon Smith, Elijah Bass, Ansley Jean Bass, Amelia Kate Bass, Leanna Bass, Isabella Citro & Nathan Wilson. A special Friend: Malinda Baggett The family will receive friend Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cromartie Miller Funerals and Cremation in Dunn, NC and at other times at the home of Christy Bass, 541 Union Grove Church Rd., Dunn, NC Flowers are welcomed or Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity or to Spring Branch Baptist Church, Dunn, NC 28334

  • FAMILY

  • Aaron Bass, Father
  • Doreen Jackson Bass, Mother
  • Joan Tutor Bass, Wife
  • Kent Bass, Son
  • Ricky Collier, Step Son
  • Bobby J. Bass, Brother
  • Eula Belle Warren, Sister
  • Terry Bass and wife Rose, Son
  • Marsha Bass, Daughter
  • Christy Bass, Grandchild
  • Carolyn Smith and husband Matthew, Grandchild
  • T.J. Bass and wife Melissa, Grandchild
  • Joseph Bass and wife Emily, Grandchild
  • Susan Citro and husband Mike, Grandchild
  • Annie Johnston and husband Chris, Grandchild
  • Aaron Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Markus Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Landon Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Elijah Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Ansley Jean Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Amelia Kate Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Leanna Bass, Great Grandchild
  • Isabella Citro, Great Grandchild
  • Nathan Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Malinda Baggett, Special Friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Staff of Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home
  • Staff of Sentry Vault Company

Services

  • Receiving Of Friends Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Mr. Billy Joe Bass

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Woody, Gail and Courtney Weeks

June 29, 2018

There’ll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear, no more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there, and forever I will be with the one who died for me! What a day, glorious day that will be!

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