A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. R.C. Bass, Sr. will be 10 am Monday, August 19, 2013 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Spanish Lake with Father Michael Manase officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at St. Anne’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 10 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 pm Sunday evening.
Mr. Bass, 82 years of age and a resident of Spanish Lake, passed away Wednesday August 14, 2013 in Natchitoches. He was born September12, 1930 in Powhatan, LA to the late Charles Everett and Louisa (Axley) Bass. He was a Korean War veteran and a Purple Heart recipient.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Sheila Bass French of Natchitoches, Louisa Bass of Spanish Lake, and Emily Bass of Fairview Alpha; his son, Roy Bass of San Antonio, TX; a brother, James Ollie Bass of Keithville. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Lee (Davis) Bass; and a son, Robert Bass, Jr.; sisters, Sadie Morvan, and Lillie Durr; and a brother, Joe Bass.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include: Kris Carter, John Garcie, Chad Garcie, Pete French, John Barbo and Robert Davis.