Bob Bass


Bob Bass, 75, of Gary, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.  He was born on April 13, 1942, in Timpson, Texas, the son of Ervin Bass and Irene Ivy Bass.  Funeral services for Mr. Bass will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson with Bro. Orval Miller officiating.  Interment will follow at Dixon Cemetery in Shelby County.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.
Mr. Bass is survived by his wife: Linda Whitlock Bass of Gary; by sons: Gordon Bass of Timpson and Rodney Bass and his wife Stacey of Timpson; by 4 Step-sons;  Collin, Jason, John and Jeremy Blunt; 2 step-daughter in laws, Becky Blunt and Laura Blunt; by brother: Glyn Bass and his wife Janis of Timpson; 7 grandchildren: Jerry Wayne Bass, Terra Yates, Shelby Sonnier, Kelsey Patton, Briget Robertson, Rodney Gene Bass, II and Charles Wayne Bass; 9 step-grandchildren;  and 7 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a host of other extended family and close friends.  Mr. Bass was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children: Patricia Bell Bass; and by his sister: Janette Foshee.
He was raised in the Blair Community of Shelby County and attended Timpson High School.  After high school he proudly served our nation in the United States Army.  His career was made working for the railroad and he retired after many years of service with Union Pacific Railroad.  During his time off and after his retirement Bob enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family.  Bob loved the outdoors and spent many countless hours tending to his cows, farming, fishing and gardening.
Pallbearers will include: John Brandon, Kenny James, Darrell Morrow, Randy Mora, John Grider, and Doye Cantrell.
Honorary Pallbearers will include: Charles Joe Hughes and Leonard Hughes.
The family of Mr. Bass is being served by Taylor Funeral Home in Timpson.  To convey condolences or to sign an online register please visit

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