Arbra Dale Bass

August 10, 1930October 22, 2020

Arbra Dale Bass, 90, of Temple, Texas, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Dale served in the United States Army for over 20 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a former member of VFW Post #8919 in El Paso, TX and was also a member of the National Depression Glass Association. Dale was an active member of Canyon Creek Baptist Church in Temple, Texas.

Among Dale's many interests, he sold and traded in Depression Era glassware, was a substance abuse counselor helping many an addict in their time of need, and was himself a "Friend of Bill's."

His life will be forever cherished by his family: children, Daniel Orey Bass and wife, Sheila of Temple, TX; daughter Dolores (Dee) Ross and husband, Mike, of Newark, TX; Steven Dale Bass of Belle Plaine, KS; Harold Owen and wife, Debbie, of Bastrop, TX; Gwen DuBose and husband, Mack, of Edmonds, WA; Susan Williams and husband, Jeff, of Colville, WA; his 12 grandchildren, Erica Boyd and husband, Nate; Nathaniel Dale Bass; Lauren Graves and husband, Daniel; Brian Ross and wife, Jessica; Jason Ross and wife, Chelsea; Scott Owen and wife, Kristi; Michelle Ganus and husband, Michael; Matthew Owen; Jeremy DuBose and wife, Jessica; Jennifer Hancuff and husband, Rob; Owen Williams and wife, Merissa; Asa Williams and wife, Jodi; Laura Biasca and husband, Travis; and 30 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Burton, and wife, Anne, of Havre de Grace, MD.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; fathers, Oscar Bass and Orey Burton; his mother, Mabel Burton; daughter, Nancy Timms; brothers, Charles Burton, Jerry Burton; and sister, Gladys Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making gifts to Canyon Creek Baptist Church Camp Scholarships, a cause dear to Dale’s heart.

Friends and Family Fellowship Thursday evening November 12, 2020 6:00-7:30pm Canyon Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 4306 S 31st Street Temple, TX

Celebration of Life (followed by lunch for all friends and family) 10:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 Canyon Creek Baptist Church Sanctuary 4306 S 31st Street Temple, TX

Celebration of Life Service will be live-streamed at

Military Graveside Service (family only) 2:00pm Friday, November 13, 2020 11463 State Highway 195 Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery Killeen, TX



  • Friends and Family Fellowship

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Celebration of Life (followed by lunch for all friends and family)

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Military Graveside (Family Only)

    Friday, November 13, 2020

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Bob Norton

November 12, 2020

My friend and neighbor for many years. I remember our pinochle card games with our sons. He was a quiet man who loved his family. The man with the cool El Camino RIP.

Clarence Carter

October 30, 2020

My condolences and prayers goes out to the family doing your time of sorrow

Linda Rhodes

October 24, 2020

I will remember Dale always as a great role model, hero and friend. He always had great life lessons and stories of his adventures here on this earth. I look forward to seeing him again in heaven some days. My condolences to family and friends. He will be missed.


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