OPELIKA, Alabama

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Mrs. Merle, I was shocked and saddened to read this. I am so thankful I got to know both of you . Mr. Max will be so missed. I am praying for you and your family.

I am very sorry to learn of Max Bass's death. I met him shortly after he came on staff at AU. We were talking one day in the hall at Funchess when he said he had to "go stamp out ignorance." He was on his way to teach a class.
I remembered those words many times as I taught over the years. Max was a first class gentleman,the kind that we all wish there were more of. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.

To the entire family. I am sorry that I am out of town; however, I want you to know that I am honored to have known Dr. Max Bass and his family in a neighborhood situation full of great memories. “Max” was committed to his family in a profound way. I enjoyed talking and eating at the table with Merle and Max in Tifton, Georgia, telling stories of insects and their amazing travels around the world. Max and Merle were like a father and mother to me in so many ways and gave me great advice...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace of Christ be with you during this difficult time. Know that Max is smiling down and you feel his presence around you.

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Max. He was a speical man, very special to me in my life and career. I am forever gratful for all he did for me and what he taught me. My best to all of the Family. Ike / 765.637.5615 /

Praying for you, Merle, as you mourn the loss of your husband. May God truly give you His grace and comfort, and wonderful support through your family and friends.

Merle, Susan, Nancy, Jenny, Joanie, and all the family: Shocked followed by an immense sadness at hearing of Max's death. You were at our sides when Dad passed away and then Mother. My earliest memories of Auburn include the Bass family and when I think of Max, I think of Max and Merle and the girls. You have lost a husband/partner and father and there are few words of comfort to offer at this time. We have lost a friend, a man of honor, great wit, brilliance, thoughtful, thought-provoking...

Dr. Bass was a real father to Stan when he first moved to GA and was hired to work in the Entomology Dept by Dr. Bass. Dr. Bass was a mentor and friend to Stan for many years! Our thoughts, love and prayers are with your family now as we remember this wonderful man!

Stan and Laurie Diffie

To the Bass Family! My heart and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I know our Heavenly Father will bring peace, joy and comfort to your family as you celebrate the great life of Dr.Max Bass. I will always remember his smile,intellect and his love for his wife and girls. Wow! What a great man, husband and dad the Lord created. Love and understanding is just prayers away!


MAX's Obituary

MAX BASS passed away in OPELIKA, Alabama. Funeral Home Services for MAX are being provided by Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. The obituary was featured in The Opelika-Auburn News on May 6, 2013.