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Thomas Edwin Bass


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Thomas Edwin Bass Obituary
Thomas Edwin Bass, 92, of Flower Mound passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Denton St., Gainesville. Interment: Tom will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to the Sallie Whitfield Bass Scholarship Fund, North Central Texas College, 1525 W. California St., Gainesville, Texas 76240, www.nctc.edu/FoundationHome. Please note the Sallie Whitfield Bass Scholarship when making a donation. Tom was born in Hopewell, Miss., on March 29, 1921, and was raised in Gainesville. He retired as a bird colonel from the Air Force in 1965 after serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After retirement he went to work for Colt Industries in Washington, D.C., as a corporate executive for 20 years. Later and back in his home state of Texas, he worked for Standard Manufacturing of Dallas as a consultant. He married Joan McCoy in 1965 and raised two children, Thomas Whitfield and Katherine Ashley. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Peter and Sallie Whitfield Bass. Survivors: Wife, Joan; son, Tommy and his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Ashley; brother, James Bass of Gaithersburg, Md.; sister-in-law, Betty Burroughs of Hot Springs, Ark.; and numerous loving nephews and nieces.
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 20, 2013
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