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Harvey Lee Bass

Male 1918 - 2007  (88 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Harvey Lee Bass 
    Born 11 Oct 1918  Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID BF44660B7E1FF84BA8F1544A04FF522101B2 
    Died 7 Feb 2007  Snyder, Scurry County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Snyder Cemetery, Snyder, Scurry County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Find-a-Grave Obituary
      Harvel Lee Bass

      Services for Harvey Lee Bass, 88, of Snyder will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bell Cypert Seale Chapel. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery directed by Bell Cypert Seale Funeral Home.

      Mr. Bass died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. He was born Oct. 11, 1918 in Jones County, Texas. He was the last of thirteen children born to Henry Isom Bass and Mary Evaline Jones Bass.

      Harvey graduated from Meadow High School in 1939. After graduation he worked for Burleson-Garrett Engineering, laying telephone line in east Texas. Before World War II, he began working for North American Aviation in Hawthorne, California, building P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers. During his time in California, he joined the Primitive Baptist Church in Lindsey. After the war, Harvey returned to Texas joining his brother-in-law, Afton Richards, in publishing The Aspermont Star, and the Banner of Love. Harvey married Marie Bingham in Crosbyton on July 24, 1946. Harvey and Marie moved to Muleshoe in 1948, where they opened Harvey Bass Appliance and Furniture and were blessed to operate it for 55 years.

      The focus on his life was the Primitive Baptist Church, his family, his work and his community. He served as a deacon in the Primitive Baptist Church first in Rule, Texas, and then in Muleshoe, teaching church singing schools in Texas and Oklahoma. He helped organize the Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of the Rotary Club in Muleshoe. He was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Harvey served as Democratic Chairman of Bailey County for 26 years, and served on multiple local and boards committees, tirelessly working to promote Muleshoe and Bailey County. He was known for his positive attitude, optimistic outlook and his ýcan-doţ attitude. Harvey and Marie moved to Snyder in 2006.

      Survivors include his wife, Marie Bass of Snyder; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolia and Ron Johnson of Yorba Linda, Calif. And Vina and Thomas Strayhorn of Snyder; five grandchildren, Julie Johnson of Corona, Calif., Ellen Strayhorn Musallam and Hisham of Fort Worth, Eric and Joyce Johnson of Austin, Carol Strayhorn of Fort Worth, and David Strayhorn of Snyder; two great grandchildren, Maya Musallam of Fort Worth and Eva Johnson of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      The family thanks Teressia Shoemake, Dr. Carl Dillaha, Susan Bills and the staff at Resident Care, and Joani Singleton for their loving care.

      Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Odyssey Hospice or the Muleshoe Primitive Baptist Church.
    Person ID I26  Bass104 John Willis Bass of Tennessee
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2021 

    Father Henry Isom Bass,   b. 23 Nov 1873, Dallas, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1968, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Mary Evaline Jones 
    Married 14 Mar 1895  Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Bingham,   b. 7 Feb 1921, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 2015, Snyder, Scurry County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart