Robert Dane Bass, Sr.

October 23, 1954 - September 2, 2010

Robert Dane Bass, Sr., age 55, of Plano, Texas, passed away September 2, 2010, in Tyler, Texas. Dane was born October 23, 1954, in Tyler, Texas, to A. D. Alvin Delton and Fredda (Harris) Bass. He married Magdalena Rueda on March 6, 2000 in McKinney, Texas. Dane grew up in Tyler where he graduated from Tyler Lee High School. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1977 with a bachelor degree in business. Dane worked in petrochemical sales and was employed with SolvChem. He enjoyed traveling and dancing in addition to outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Dane especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving father, devoted husband, and a great man of God. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Bass of Plano, Texas; son, Cade Bass of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Carolina Giusta-Asci and husband, Jason of Dallas, Texas; and sister, Andrea Bass Yarbrough and husband, Tripp, also of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Robert Dane Bass, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday September 5, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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We have just learned of Dane's death. We are so saddened by this news. Our hearts go out to his entire family. There are truly no words that one can say to give comfort during this time of emotional roller coaster and feeling of desertion. I know the feeling of unexpected loss, one can only associate it closely to an amputee, the feelings are still there however nothing reacts to those feelings. May you find comfort in God's big arms of strength and love, may you find peace and joy in memories and photos and exchanging stories and memories with those who knew him well. May God be with you all. Again so very sorry about Dane. He was a very nice man. Kris Brooks Check Savers inc. Kris Brooks, September 13, 2010 Andrea, I was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Dane. Events like this always seem so senseless. But it is amazing the number of people who have come forward who did not know him or barely knew him. He must have been a wonderful person to have touched so many lives in such positive ways. I will be praying for you, his wife and children. the days will not be easy, but you know you will never have to walk alone. Love, Elizabeth (Rogillio)Anderson Elizabeth Rogillio Anderson, September 10, 2010 I was so sad to find out about the passing of Dane. He was one of my company's vendors for over 10 years and through all of the visits and lunches I had with Dane, he always left our company making everyones day just a little bit better. He will truly be missed by all of us and our hearts and prayers go with the entire family for their terrible loss of such a nice man. Robby Dunn, September 9, 2010 My deepest sympathy to the Bass family. Dane called on me at two different companies and he was one of the most likable, professional, and knowledgeable sales people with whom I worked. He always mentioned Maggie and his family and it was obvious how much he loved you all. I am truly sorry for your loss. Pat Nichols, September 9, 2010 I'm so sad to hear about Dane. We were a customer of his for many years here at Cleanline Products. I always enjoyed his visits he would walk in with a big smile and no matter how my mood was that day Dane would put a smile on my face and we would laugh the entire visit. Dane was such a wonderful person to know I will remember him always! I am praying for you all God Bless You! Melody Harris, September 9, 2010 Andrea, I wish to add my condolences to the list of old schoolmates. I hope that the love you shared with Dane supports you during this shock of his loss. Linda Lou Allen, September 8, 2010 I was sad to hear of Dane's passing. We worked together at SW Solvents in Dallas. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and other friends of Dane's. I remember picking with him on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons when the salesmen would come in for meetings. He will be missed greatly. Pam Harrington, September 7, 2010 Carolina, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please let me know if you or your family need anything. Troy Steele Troy and Adrianne Steele, September 7, 2010 Dane was a great and very likable man. I knew him from Prestonwood. This world would be a far better place if there were more men like him! It was an honor of mine to have known him. Condolences to his loved ones. Steve Taylor, September 7, 2010 Warmest condolences to Dane's wife and family. I was his customer and friend for many years. Dane was an amazing guy and always able to make me laugh. I will miss him. Tim Nelson, September 7, 2010 I, too, knew Dane from high school at Robert E. Lee. He definitely was one of the GOOD GUYS as Shelley said. He always had a smile on his face and such nice things to say. Since reconnecting with him on Facebook the past year or so, you could tell how happy he was and adored his wife, Maggie, and his children. The world lost a bright star last week, but heaven is defintely a brighter place. I will continue to pray for those grieving. Peace, Dane. You will be missed. Teresa Connally Roberson, September 7, 2010 To the Bass Family, I grew up in Tyler and went to church with Dane's sister, Andrea, and their parents. I will be praying for each one of you during this time. May the Lord be with you always. Janet Kay Waldrop Tekell, September 6, 2010 Dear Andrea, I am not sure if you remember me or not. We went to Lee together. I watched the Tyler news about your brother. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have read the other messages, and he must have been a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless you, Sincerely, Debbie Livingston Debbie Livingston, September 5, 2010 I want to express my sincere sympathy to the entire family. I worked @ CHEMCENTRAL with Dane and had the opportunity to tell stories about Danes success to many suppliers and other customers. The stories were about how great a salesman he was for the company and his dedication to striving for excellence. I am sure as good as he was @ his job he was better as a husband, father, and friend. God Bless the entire family. John R Yanney, September 5, 2010 We are so sorry for your loss. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Just remember that no matter where you are in the world you can see the same moon and stars in the sky. Dane is always in your hearts and protecting you with love and warmth under his wings. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Carolyn and Conni Douglas/Varano, September 5, 2010 Maggie, I wanted you to know I have had you and your family in my prayers. I am so sorry for your great loss. I know Bob was a wonderful person. Blessings to you and your family. Mary Kay Price, September 5, 2010 My condolences to the family. He was a friend and will be missed by all. May God bless him and his family. Pat Jackson, September 5, 2010 How thankful I am today for Facebook where this past year I was reunited with my friend Dane Bass. We grew up together at Green Acres Baptist Church. We also shared many wonderful times through high school at Robert E. Lee. When I went to Texas A&M it was always fun to see him on campus in his corps uniform. Of, with a big smile on his face and a friendly "howdy"!! Life is too short. Only a few months ago he shared with me how happy he was and enjoying life. My prayers are with you all for comfort and strength in the days ahead. One day we will all be together in heaven. What a glorious day that will be! But today my heart is saddened. Kathann LaFerney Young, September 5, 2010 Dane has been a great friend and co-worker. He will be missed dearly... Michael C. Hoover, September 5, 2010 We will always remember Dane with fond memories from our dinner club in Chase Oaks. Our prayers are with Maggie, his son, daughter and others in his family during this sorrowful time. Mark & Patricia Layer, September 5, 2010 To the Bass family: It is with deep sorrow that I extend my condolences upon learning of Dane's passing. He was a wonderful friend and business associate. We has some great times. He will be truely missed by all who knew him. With Deep Sympathy, Gary & Linda Love Robert Dane Bass, Sr., September 4, 2010 Andrea, Ken and I are so sorry to realize who this terrible accident involved. We never really knew Dane, but your mom and dad and especially YOU were and are very special to us. I have thought of you often and wondered where and how you are. Just one memory of you is where you brought Two Mien and family back to the USA to Tyler and we ended up buying the Marrows home when we came to meet the family you brought. I would love to hear from you, Andrea. Come when you can to Tyler and visit with us and others who are still here that loved you and Dane and your family so many years at GABC. Praying for you and Dane's family at this time. Love, Bobbie and Ken Bobbie Carole Dance, September 4, 2010 MAGGIE,CAROLINE,CADE AND FAMILY. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT DANE. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS WHAT A LOSS THIS IS TO EVERYONE THAT EVER KNEW DANE. HE WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED FOREVER. ROGER & PATRICIA PARRISH, September 4, 2010 I didn't know your husband and father but I was there and witnessed the wreck. I was the first person to the car to check on him...I just want you to know that he had many caring people around him. People praying for your family and still praying for strength for you...My father was 55 when he passed away from a sudden heart attack. My heart goes out to your family at this time...God Bless You!!! HOLLY PICKETT, September 4, 2010 Dear Maggie, Family and Friends, I want you to know you are in our constant prayers. I pray the Lord will undergird you and you will feel His constant love and strength. We love you and are so very sorry for the loss of Dane. He was such a kind and gentle man. Donna Rodriguez Donna Rodriguez, September 4, 2010 Maggie and Family, Please know that my prayers are with you all at this time. While I didn't know Dane well, he was a familiar face when picking up or dropping Maggie off at work, and the affection he felt for her was unmistakable. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss, and will keep you all in my prayers. In time, I have no doubt that the memories you all shared with Dane will be revisted and serve as both a comfort and joy. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers and again, my hearfelt condolences. Dean Farris, September 4, 2010 I have the best memories of Dane. He was one of the GOOD guys. He and I were great friends in high school. He always had a smile on his face, a cheerful hello, and something nice to say. I am so very sorry he is gone. I will keep his family in my prayers. God bless, Shelley Shelley Evans Ziehe, September 4, 2010 I was greatly saddened to hear of Dane's death. We worked together for several years in Dallas. He was funny and liked to joke with his fellow salesmen. I remember how excited he was when he met and married Maggie. He loved her so very much. He was proud of his sons and told of their high school days and then off to college. We enjoyed company picnics together with his family. Dane will certainly be missed as the solvent industry moves on without him. May God comfort his family and friends knowing he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Angie Knott, September 4, 2010 Maggie, Carolina & Cade I am so sorry for your loss. I will always hold your family close to my heart. This world was a much happier & brighter place with Dane Sr. & Jr. in it. They will both forever me missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sean, Misty & Nikki Morgan, September 4, 2010 I grew up with Dane and his family in Tyler. Though it has been a while I remember him as a wonderful man who loved the Lord. He was always full of life,always had a smile and a friendly word. My sympathy goes out to his wife and kids and Andrea as well. Their loss is our loss. Steve D. Weaver, September 4, 2010 I knew Dane from A&M and church in Tyler. He always had a smile it seems. You meet many people growing up and forget some of them; but Dane's memory is stil fresh in my mind, even though I haven't seen him hin over 30 years. May you feel God's peace and hope that is in Jesus Christ at this bad time. Gary Salyer Troup Gary Salyer, September 4, 2010 When we are faced with the sudden loss of someone so dear to us, it is one of the hardest times to face. During these times it is so important that we draw close to God for the strength to cope.Even though your deep pain will not easily disappear, praying to God will bring you comfort as you grieve.You also have the happy memories of your loved one and most important the promises from the Bible about our loved ones who passed away. (Isaiah 25:8; John 5:28,29) Please accept my sincere sympathy. Cherrie M Vest, September 4, 2010 I, too, am 55 and reside in Plano. I was visiting my parents in Tyler when my father and I came upon the senseless wreckage of the accident. We were both profoundly effected in a way that is indescribable. Even though we did not know your husband, we share in your sense of loss and are praying for God's peace and comfort for you all. Susanne Taylor, September 4, 2010 Our love and sympathy to you and your family and Andrea and her husband. Dane's dad and my husband, Robert "Dutch" Kromer worked together several years and we remained lifelong friends of A.D. and Fredda. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Pat. R. Kromer, September 4, 2010 The Blaine family would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Bass family. We did not know Mr. Bass but also drove by the accident on our way home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. May God bless and comfort you. Christie Blaine, September 4, 2010 We were so very sorry to learn about Dane. I worked with Dane many years ago when he was with Delta in Dallas and I was in the Longview office. We took several business trips with Dane and always enjoyed bring around him. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. We will remember Dane in our prayers and thank God for letting him spend time on this earth! Jimmy & Karen Dunn, Longview Jimmy & Karen Dunn, September 4, 2010 We will miss Dane. He had a sweet and tender Spirit.We know that he is with the Lord rejoicing and enjoying his new life to the fullest. Steve and Bobbie Clark, September 4, 2010 Goodbye dear friend. You will be missed. Rest in Peace. Jim Lee, September 4, 2010 Our thougths and prayers are with your family. May Gods strength and grace bring you through this tragedy. Kevin & Diane Hausler, September 4, 2010 Dane's Mom and Dad, A.D. and Fredda were very good friends of my Mom and Dad - Rev.& Mrs. Albert Dusek (both deceased now). I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your husband and father. May God bless you all and comfort you in the days ahead. You all will be in my prayers. Paula Dusek Fambrough, September 3, 2010 I will miss Dane. He loved the Lord and he loved his family. He adored Maggie! I don't know why his time on earth was cut short, but I do know that God is good and He is able to make all things work together for good to those who love Jesus and are called according to his purpose...We believe that He is able to heal our hearts and we are grateful to know that Dane is now in heaven rejoicing in the presence of Jesus...Blessed be the Name of the Lord! Joe Martin, Jr., September 3, 2010 Dane was a great friend and co-worker. Please know we will continue to keep the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Ken & Margaret Weems, September 3, 2010 I just want to express my sincere sympathy for your loss. I did not know your husband, but I witnessed the accident that took his life. I hope you are comforted to know that there were many of us here praying for your husband and your family at the time of the accident and in the afternoon chaos that followed. Your husband did not die without people around him that were concerned and praying. May God bless you and your family in this time of great sorrow. Jolene Bartlett, September 3, 2010