Maurice Knight Bason

February 13, 1921May 8, 2018

Maurice Knight Bason, 97, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.

Services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Butch Sherrill and Rev. Ernie Thompson officiating. Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. The interment will be private.

Maurice was born in Alamance County to the late John and Lillie Bason. He was a US Army Veteran. He was proud to be a part of the “Flight of Honor” in 2010 that honored World War II Veterans.

He retired from the US Postal Service after 31 years of service as a clerk. He had a great work ethic and was a well-respected member of the community.

He was the oldest longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was a former member of the Civitans and Masons. Maurice enjoyed woodworking and collecting coins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. Maurice is survived by his loving wife, Hilda Gilbreath Bason; daughter, Karen Van Dyke and husband Jeff of High Point; grandchildren, Louis Dean IV of China, Dylan Dean and fiancée Cassie of Greensboro, and Daniel Dean of High point; two great grandchildren Louis Dean V and Henry Dean; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church 3906 W. Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405 in memory of Maurice Knight Bason.

Online condolences may be sent to Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Bason family.


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Interment Monday, May 14, 2018

Maurice Knight Bason

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Joy Lindberg

May 13, 2018

I knew Maurice during the 80's. I worked as an Executive Secretary at Community Bank which merged with Southern National Bank and finally BB&T. Maurice worked there during the 10 years that I was at the bank and we couldn't have gotten along without him. He was a good friend and a terrific employee. I want to express my sympathy to Hilda and all of his family.