Dr. Richard Carr

Bass, Lt. Col (Ret.)

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Dr. Richard Carr Bass, Lt. Col (Ret.)

Apr 25 1917 - May 06 2004

Dr. Richard Carr Bass, Lt. Col. (Ret.), 87, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, born April 25, 1917 in McKinney, TX and passed away after a short illness on May 6, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife Bette Vaughn Bass, his brother Bill D. Bass and sister Poppy McKissick of McKinney, Texas. Growing up in McKinney, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout while at McKinney High School. He graduated from TCU in 1937, where he competed in the inaugural Cotton Bowl New Years Day in 1937. He served in WW II as an Intelligence Officer, where his duties included studying bomb damage at Hiroshima, Japan. He graduated from Texas A&M as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and enjoyed the profession for some 40 years in Houston. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Bass Vinson of McKinney, , Penny Kast and her husband Peter of Ft. Collins, Co., Betsy Bass Pearce and her husband Jay of Austin, and son, Richard C. Bass and his wife Kathi; grandsons, Michael O. Vinson and wife Priscilla, Matthew D. Vinson and fiancé Ashley Teller; grand daughters, Mandy Vinson, Kelda, Holly and Amy Kast, Haley and Leah Robinson, Kaitlin and Erin Bass, and great grandson Travis Vinson. He is also survived by numerous loving family members and friends. His love of golf was only exceeded by his love of family and faith in Christ. Commenting on life he is quoted as saying, “I have been very blessed.” Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 10, 2004, at the First Christian Church of McKinney with Dr. Neill Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Collin County SPCA; 8520 FM 720, McKinney, Texas 75070.
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