SHANNON – Ottis Eugene Bass, 49, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born Jan. 21, 1965, to Bayward Talmadge and Carolyn Codelia Halcomb Bass. He was employed as a frame builder at United Furniture and was known for being a hard worker. Previously, he worked for both Ashley Industries and Lane Furniture. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. He was a proud father who loved his son. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was Baptist by faith.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors with the Rev. Christopher Stacks officiating.
Survivors include one son, Donald Lance Bass (Patience) of Shannon; three sisters, Bridget Spencer (Ray) of Shannon, Barbara Luna (Robert) of California and Silvia Reeves (Mike) of California; one brother, James Bass II of Shannon; five grandchildren, Zoey, Kolton, Payton, Raiden and Ragelynn; his mother, Carolyn Taylor, and his stepfather, Allen Taylor, of Saltillo; and his sister-in-law, Letitia Bass of Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bayward Talmadge Bass; two brothers, Bayward T. Bass Jr. and Joseph Bass; maternal grandparents, Silvia and Thomas Halcomb; paternal grandparents, Rev. James C. and Mary Katherine Bass; paternal aunt, Agnes Tipton; paternal uncles, Ottis and James Bass; maternal aunts, Marilyn Eastman and Patricia Ann Stewart; and maternal uncle, George Halcomb.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to his funeral account in care of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1488, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.