Willie Whitson Bass age 88 of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was the son of the late Bedford and Lattie Johnson Bass and was preceded in death by a brother, Roy W. Bass. A U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, he retired after 33 yrs. with Singer. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Willie is survived by his wife, Dorothy Washer Bass; son, Patrick Bass and his wife, Teresa of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Peggy Beechboard and her husband, Tommy of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Charles Neal (Kim) Beechboard of Douglasville, GA, Tiffany Lee (Keith) Ebner of Dallas, GA, Jenna Bass of Mt. Juliet; great grandchildren, Anna Lee Ebner and Jared Keith Ebner. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Cameron and Rev. Carl Price officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday and prior to services Tuesday. Interment with military honors at Jones Hill Cemetery, Watertown.