John Burl Bass

September 28, 1923 - November 9, 2007

John Burl Bass, age 84, of McKinney, Texas passed away November 9, 2007, at his home. He was born September 28, 1923 in Clemscot, Oklahoma to Lonn Juett and Anna Mae (Robinson) Bass. On December 21, 1947 he married Anna Marie Stuteville in Durant, Oklahoma. John proudly served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Anna Bass of McKinney; sons John Michael Bass of McKinney and Joe Randall Bass of Dallas; daughter, Barbara Anne Hall of Russellville, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Shane Hall, Matthew Hall, Joline Wehrmann, Julie Bass and Sarah Bass; brother, Jim Bass; sisters, Betty Shelley of Arizona and Melba Patrick of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2007, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Allen, Texas.

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My brother, Joe Randall, expressed my feelings exactly. We always were a close family and Dad's passing will take some time to overcome. My wife Josephine and I appreciate all the relatives, friends and neighbours support in our time of grieve. John Michael Bass, November 17, 2007 Dad - You taught me many things during our 52 years together. How to play baseball, how to hold a golf club, how to shoot a basket, ride a bike, the list goes on and on. I love to travel and to be outside - both traits undoubtedly learned from you and Mom. While it may not have always seemed so to you, I actually listened to your advice on how to behave in the workplace, how to make my own opportunities and not wait for things to be given to me, and how to stand on my own feet and face the world with my eyes wide open and unafraid. In short, you taught me how to be a man. Your dedication and devotion to our family provided a stable environment from which all three of us kids were able to launch successful lives from. And the pride you took in each of us as well as our children was evident by your words and actions, and is a testament to how well you lived your life. In the end your body failed you but your mind never wavered. Now your Spirit has been set free. You are already missed, but will never be forgotten... Joe Randall Bass, November 16, 2007 Condolences to Anna, Mike, Barbara and Randy and families. I have many good memories of our family gatherings. I will miss John. Dave and Cindy Cormany, November 15, 2007 Barbara: To you, your mother, and your entire family, I extend my deepest sympathy. May it be a comfort to you to know that you all are in the thoughts and prayers of a friend. Elloyween Luningham, November 15, 2007 So sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. My thoughts and prayers go to Aunt Anna, Mike, Barbara, and Randy. Anita Bass Holcomb, November 15, 2007 I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, keep the happy times alive in your memory. Jan Mann, November 15, 2007 God Bless You. Nancy Elizabeth Patton, November 15, 2007 Good times at the old home place in Graham, Okla. Bobbie Mack Bass, November 14, 2007 Anna, Mike, Barbara and Randy know that our love and our prayers are with you at this needed time for you all. Aunt Betty Betty Shelley, November 14, 2007 Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Carla & Larry Jackson Carla Jackson, November 14, 2007 I am sorry for the loss of John from your lives. I know he will be greatly missed. Edda Lon Willingham, November 14, 2007 We are sorowed in the passing away of our brother. Our heart felt condolences to our sister-in-law, Anna, and children, Mike, Joe, and Barbara. Jim and Mary Bass, November 12, 2007 Growing up, Uncle John was one of my heroes. I know I must have been a pest, always asking him about the war but he was always patient and answered my questions. He will be missed. My wife Sandra and I extend our love, thoughts and prayers to the family. Jim Bass Jr., November 12, 2007