Donald Wayne Bass

December 24, 1941 - July 29, 2014

Donald Wayne Bass, age 72, of Allen, Texas, passed away July 29, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.  Donald was born December 24, 1941, in Belton, Texas, to Roy and Adlai (Hardin) Bass.  He married Diana on January 1, 1965, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Wayne was a resident of Allen for thirty-one years.  He taught in California for eight years, Plano ISD for eighteen years, and South Garland High School for five years.  Wayne also owned Bass Family Upholstery in Lucas. He has been a member of and served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since February of 1965.   He served honorably as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air force Reserve for six years, discharged in 1969.  He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Bass of Allen, Texas: children: Aaron Bass and wife, Harmony, Delene Lewis and husband, Tom, Adam Bass and wife, Leah, Rhonda Elmore and husband, Mark, and Rachelle Bass, all of Allen; grandchildren: Baranie, Angela, Kayla, Crystal, Landen, Jordan, Sariah, Melody, Isabelle, Kacey, Olivia, Trent, Judson, and Kiera; sister, Maude Herd of Wisconsin; and brothers, Roy Bass, Sr. of Arizona and Howard Bass of Spokane, Washington.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1324 W. Exchange Pkwy., Allen, Texas, 75013.  Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Lucas, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m., Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org.

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How lucky I am to have someone so wonderful to miss. The mourning never truly ends; But I think that is because my appreciation for how amazing he is and how central he is to who I am never goes away. I sometimes think, in awe, at the ripples of goodness and love that have fanned out from just one life. It is amazing. And I hope I can get half as close with mine. I miss you Dad. I always will. Until we meet again. Much Love, Shelly (your darling) Rachelle Marie, October 9, 2018 Miss you Dad. I miss our talks. I miss your counsel. I miss your laugh. I miss your hugs. There are too many things I miss about you over the year since you went home last year. I know you are walking with our Savior and you do not suffer any more pain which brings me peace but still I miss you. I love you Dad. Your Grateful Son, Adam Adam R Bass, July 30, 2015 We will remember Wayne's warm handshake and friendliness. He and Diana are a great team, which will continue past the veil. This separation is only temporary for this loving couple! Much admiration John & Gail Rugg, July 31, 2014 Mr Bass will be greatly missed by the staff of Rena Tarbet. He was a blessing to us all here, and I know, myself, will miss his bubbly smiles and quirky sense of humor. Much love and peace to you Mr Bass Rachel Jackson, July 30, 2014