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Howard Chesley Bass

Male 1932 - 2020  (88 years)

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  • Name Howard Chesley Bass 
    Born 17 Feb 1932 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 2020 
    • Claybar Funeral Home
      Howard C. Bass (Picture included)
      February 17, 1932 ? March 10, 2020

      Howard C. Bass, 88, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 10, 2020, at his home in Orange.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Gary McCormick. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

      Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

      Born in Atlanta, Texas, on February 17, 1932, he was the son of Enoch Joshua Bass and Maggie Helen Bonner Bass. Howard proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He went on to work as a Machinist for PPG Industries in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he retired from after 27 loyal years. Howard loved the Lord and was a devoted member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to spend time fishing whenever he could. Howard loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Maggie Bass; brothers, Daryl Bass and James Bass; and his sisters-in-law, Rhaetta Purvis and Patricia Anderson.

      Howard is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen Bass; daughters, Jenni Elizabeth Bass McJunkin and husband Daniel, Sarah Nancy Bass Torres and husband Johnny, and Rhaetta Ruth Bass Gennusa and husband Frank; grandchildren, Scott McJunkin, Erin McJunkin, Angelica Gennusa, Joseph Gennusa, and Taylor Gennusa; Kylie Adams, James Adams, Katherine Adams, Jason Adams, and Oliva McJunkin; along with numerous other loving family and friends.

      Serving as pallbearers will be Frank Gennusa, Dan McJunkin, Johnny Torres, Joseph Gennusa, and Scott McJunkin.

    Person ID I50665  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 

    Father Enoch Joshua Bass,   b. 3 Sep 1898, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1970, Orange, Orange County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Madge Helen Bonner,   b. 1900,   d. 1963  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F17855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Purvis,   d. 21 Apr 2020 
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F17856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart