Mr. Rufus Bass, 84, a resident of White Springs, Florida, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the V.A. Medical Center. He was born on August 12, 1928 in Quincy, Florida to the late, Henry and Vassie Manning Bass and moved to this area from Thomasville, Georgia in 1952. He was a veteran of W.W. II having served in the Army
Air Corp. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years having worked for Owens-Illinois for the majority of the time. He was a "sawyer" by trade working for area sawmills in his spare time. Mr. Bass enjoyed playing the guitar and reading the Bible. Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Glover Bass.
Mr. Bass is survived by his children, Ricky Bass (Katie) of White Springs; Terry Bass (Debrah Lynn) of White Springs; Charles Bass (Emma) of Avon Park, Florida; Marilyn "Cookie" Bass of Lake City; Deidra DeMaris Randall (Willard) of North Carolina; Delane Bass and Donna Sue Hill (Jeff) both of Perry, Florida; two brothers, Henry Bass of Panama City, Florida and Manuel Bass of Asheville, North Carolina. Ten grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Bass will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Riverside Cemetery. The family will officiate the service. The family will receive friends for ONE HOUR PRIOR to the service at the cemetery. The reason he did not want a preacher to preach his funeral was his life was his testimony and no one could preach what he lived. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com