Joe Gilford Bass
Joe Gilford Bass, age 89 of Smyrna, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
Son of the late Wilson and Bertha King Bass, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ima Mai Bass; son, Joe Howard Bass; grandson, Robert Judson Hollis; son-in-law, William Aubrey Gentry; step-mother, Clara Mae Bass and brothers, Robert and John Howard Bass.
Gilford was a member of Giles Creek Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by daughters, Earline Hollis of Danville, IN, Mary Gentry and Gale Bass, both of Smyrna; grandchildren, William Chad Gentry, Jason Aubrey Gentry, James Howard Bass, Angela Jo Petty; great grandchildren, Andrew, Shelby, Wyatt, Kayla, Chad, Destiny and Taylor; adopted grandchildren, Marsha, Glenn, David, Robert and Jean Hollis, and numerous adopted great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew.
Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 at Giles Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Terry Campbell officiating. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and 10 a.m. till service time Friday at the church. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as Pallbearers. Interment with military honors at Cunningham Cemetery, Watertown, TN.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, 615-237-9318.
Published in The Daily News Journal on Oct. 10, 2013