WEST BADEN SPRINGS Wayne E. Bass, 87, West Baden Springs, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, at his residence.
Born June 2, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Homer and Nora Ellen (Tyree) Bass. He married Muriel Katherine (Rogers) Hoover March 18, 1946, and she preceded him in death June 22, 2003.
He retired in 1983 from Carpenter Body Works. Wayne graduated from Mitchell High School in 1940 and attended Georgetown College. He was a member of the 1940 basketball team that went to the state finals. He loved fishing and was a pilot for many years.
He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.
Surviving: sister, Vera Wheeler, Oskaloosa, Iowa
niece, Becky Wheeler, Oscolosa, Iowa
cousin, Harriet Harmon, Bedford
8 grandchildren, Michael J. Ellis, Kathy A. Avery, Robert M. Ellis,
Michael S. Bass, Matthew P. Brown, Adam C. Brown,
Emily S. Reynolds, and Jake R. Reynolds
8 great grandchildren
4 great great grandchildren
His parents; wife; sons, Gary Lee Bass and Steven Michael Bass; stepdaughter, Jan A. Ellis; brother, Paul Bass; and nephew, Steve Wheeler, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors
accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Honorary Casketbearers: Roy Ramey, Marvin York, Leon Cheatham, and Doug Weathers.
Casketbearers: Joe Reynolds, Jake Reynolds, Brent Burger, Maury Buetell, Bryant Keifner, and Michael Bass.
Memorial Gifts: Orangeville Community Center in care of the funeral home.