Joe Farris Bass

Joe Farris Bass, 75, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, with his family at his side.

He was born in Holt and retired from the Florida Gas Transmission Company (a division of Enron). Joe was an avid hunter, angler and fan of any kind of sports.

His parents, Joseph and Carrie Lou Bass, and his brothers, Calvin, Durward and Harvey Bass, preceded him in death.

Survivors are his loving wife, Betty M. Bass; sons, Randall Parker and James Bass (Georgia); a daughter, Dana Sowell (Robin); sisters, Carolyn Griffith and Delores Arron; a brother, Farrell Bass (Carol); grandchildren, Corey, Justin, Autumn, Christopher, Hope and Hollie; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Blase; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Family members accepted friends one hour prior to the servcie at Forest Lauwn Funeral Home, Ocala.

The family would like to convey a very special thanks to the staff of Sylvia's House for the compassionate care during these trying times.

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Funeral Home

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
5740 South Pine Ave Ocala, FL 34480
(352) 622-8181

Published in The Crestview News Bulletin from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 2013