Pat Bass, age 78, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Lacoba Homes in Monett following a lengthy illness. Pat was born on December 11, 1932, in Monett; the son of the late Elisha and Thelma (Thomas) Bass. Pat was a graduate of the Class of 1950 in Monett.
Pat and Twila Charlene Peters were united in marriage July 20, 1951 in Monett. To this union, three children were born.
He started Bass Equipment Company in 1961 and retired in 1975 to enjoy hunting, fishing and raising Labrador Retrievers at Table Rock Lake.
Pat is survived by two sons, Gary Bass and wife, Dondi, of Monett, and David Bass and wife, Debbie, of Pierce City; one daughter, SuDawn Peters and husband, John, of Springdale, Ark.; one brother, Jim Bass and wife, Shirley, of Monett; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a close friend Carol Woodington, of Eagle Rock, Mo. He was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Colboch.
Private family memorial services will be held with no formal visitation planned. Committal of ashes will be held at a later date in the Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhomemonett.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.