Wiley Mack Bass III

September 4, 1958January 12, 2021

Bud Bass, 62, of Smackover, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 4, 1958 to Wiley Mack Bass Jr. and Beulah Thornton Bass in El Dorado, AR.

He was a graduate of Smackover High School, a member of the Apostolic Church of Smackover, and was employed by Amercable. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports especially the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Smackover Buckaroos.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Joshua Walters.

Survivors include his sisters, Brenda Miller (Tim) of Louann, Sharon Schibler (Steve) of Smackover; brother, Robert Thornton (Vickie) of Smackover; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A private service will be held by Young's Funeral Directors and with Rev. Mikie Howell officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Animal Protection Society, 1000 Sunset Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730 or to the Go Fund Me in the name of Miranda Walters.


  • Private Graveside Service


Wiley Mack Bass III

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Ann Carver & Cynthia Hastings

January 18, 2021

Praying for family and friends.

Glenn McElwee

January 17, 2021

We shared some awesome times together! You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace my brother! See you on the other side !!!

Sherry Smeltzer

January 16, 2021

Bud was a really good guy and I know he will be greatly missed. He was always there for our Mother and willing to always lend a hand. Rather it was going to the store for her, picking up her meds or sitting outside discussing the Bible. Rest In Peace Bud and give Mom & Dad a hug for me.

David Reynolds

January 14, 2021

Bud was one of the good guys in the world
My deepest sympathy

Renee Gardner

January 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Brenda and Sharon please know that if you need me I'm here for you. Love y'all!

Sharon Valentine

January 14, 2021

Bud and I were SHS classmates of 1976. He was always a pleasure to be around. It has probably been 4 to 5 years since I have had any contact with him. I am so sorry to hear of his earthly passing but the Bud I rememberI know he is rejoicing with the Lord. The family is in my thoughts and prayers today and the days ahead,

Shanna King

January 13, 2021

Dear Brenda, Sharon and Family:

I am so sorry to hear about Bud. The last time I saw Bud he was in good spirits and everything was going good for him. We talked about how the Bass' needed to have a family reunion, that there were far too few of us anymore. So sad that never happened.

You all are in my thoughts and prayers and if there's anything at all I can do, please let me know.

Love y'all,

Shanna King

Sharon Berry

January 13, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss of your brother. Praying for you Brenda and the rest of the family.

Norma Murillo

January 13, 2021

Fly high Bud catch the Angels hand. You have always been a great friend to me. You will be missed. To the family I am so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Jamie Blackwell

January 13, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort for you all. Love you momma Sharon and Angie