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Phillip B. Bass


Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013 at L. L. Roberts Methodist Church in Bassfield, MS for Mr. Phillip B. Bass, age 63, of Carson, MS who passed away on March 28, 2013. Interment will follow at Society Hill Cemetery. Rev. Glen Shows and Rev. Steve Tillman officiated. Pall bearers were Aaron Bass, Brian Bass, Chris Bass, Scott Bass, Adam Iovino, Jeremy Miller and Brian Robbins. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Phillip Burton Bass was born in New Orleans, LA on September 17, 1949. He was the son of Clifford Bass and Johnnie Hathorn Bass. Raised with an innate love for nature, Phillip began his career as an aquatic biologist. He dedicated 36 years of his life to the betterment of our state through his employment with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and retired in 2006 as the Director of Pollution Control. Phillip then continued to follow his passion with his employment at the US Environmental Protection Agency and was currently serving as Acting Director of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance. He was also a member of L. L. Roberts Methodist Church.

Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Jane Bass of Carson, MS; his son, Michael Bass of Florence, MS; his daughters, Lauren Swenson (Shane) of Payton, CO and Megan Taggart (Martin) of Brandon, MS; his three grandchildren—Lane, Caroline and Colton; his brother, Johnny "Cowboy" Bass of Bassfield, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home

P O Box 457

Prentiss, MS 39474

PH: 601-792-4229

FAX: 601-792-4220

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Published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 2, 2013.
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May 19, 2013
A giant among men. My deepest sympathies to family.
Vernon Hartley
April 8, 2013
My family is profoundly saddened by Phil's death. We have know him over the years and he was one of the best. Katherine Tatum Egland and Family
April 5, 2013
Phil's passing leaves an overwhelming sadness in our hearts. May each day find you one step closer to a place of gentle peace.
Larinda Tervelt
April 4, 2013
April 3, 2013
Lauren, Shane, and Family,

I am truly sorry for the loss of your Father. Although I did not know him personally, he seems like he was a good man and Father. I know he will be greatly missed by your family.

Take Care, Mark Webb
April 2, 2013
Very sorry about Phil's untimely death. He and I worked at DEQ long before it was know as DEQ. May the peace of God be with you in the coming days and months.
Mike Norcom
April 2, 2013
God is near to those that are broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. God will sustain you and help you to endure.
April 2, 2013
You are missed.
Lacey Speights-Elam
April 2, 2013
I was deeply saddened to learn of Phil's passing. Please know that my prayers are with you.
Jay Grimes
April 2, 2013
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more.
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