Mr. David Carlton Bass Sr.

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Mr. David Carlton Bass Sr. of Silsbee, Texas, passed away Thursday October 25, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas, at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 19 days. He was born February 6, 1935, in Negreet to parents Dave Bass and Emma Lee Bass, and grew up in the Sabine Parish area. He and Lorena Kelly were married July 4, 1954, and moved to Hardin County, Texas, in 1956. David retired from Temple- Inland Paper Mill in Evadale, Texas, in 1997 after 39 years of experience. A longtime faithful Christian, David was ordained as a deacon at North Hardin Baptist Church and had also later served at Friendship Baptist Church as a deacon and youth director with his wife, and worked with the church’s bus ministry. In later years he has been a member of Faith Family Baptist Church. Mr. Bass enjoyed gardening but his great passionate love was his wife and family. He had really enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lorena Bass of Silsbee, Texas; daughter, Wanda Pike and husband, Michael Sr., of Jasper, Texas; sons, David “Carl” Bass Jr. and wife, Jean, of Silsbee, Texas, and Ronnie Bass of Silsbee, Texas; sister, Maxine Lovelady of Diboll, Texas; grandchildren, Michael Pike Jr., Kellie Smithson, Justin Bass, Ashley Yount, Sharlyn Whitson, Katy Large, Katelyn Wagstaff, and Ethan Wagstaff; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Emma Lee Bass; brothers, Marion Bass and Sam Bass; and sisters, Mary Spears, Willie Mae Wedgeworth, Bertha Wedgeworth, Eva Mae Hartman, and Louise Hippler.

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