Lawrence C. Bass Jr., 55, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, unexpectedly in an accident at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo. He was born to Lawrence C. Bass Sr. and Dorothy (Haynes) Bass on July 13, 1961, in Lexington, Mo. Lawrence worked as a High Explosive Chemical Mixer at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. He loved the Lord and enjoyed singing, playing musical instruments, football, spending time with his children and grandchildren. Lawrence started It's Time Ministry, was a worship team leader and was very active in bible study. Survivors include parents, Lawrence and Dorothy Bass of Warrensburg, Mo.; children, LaToya Bass of Lee's Summit, Mo., Quinn Bass of Overland Park, Kan., Moriya Bass of Blue Springs, Thandiwe Bass of Blue Springs; fiance, Phynice Kelley of Blue Springs; brothers, Kenneth Bass (Deborah) of Independence, and Darrell Bass of Olathe, Kan.; sisters, Constance Nowlin (Oliver) of Goodyear, Ariz., Wanda Jennings (Timothy) of Dayton, Ohio; granddaughters, Kiara Calton and Kyla Calton of Lee's Summit; and former wife, Denise Bass of Blue Springs. He was preceded in death by son, LeAnthony Bass. The visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 4500 Little Blue Pkwy, Independence. Funeral service will start at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Memories of Lawrence and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
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Published by Kansas City Star from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2017.