, Port Arthur, Texas


March 21, 2014

James William Bass

BEAUXART GARDENS —    James William Bass, 83, of Beauxart Gardens, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born on February 7, 1931, to Felicity Gorum Bass and David Webster Bass in Boyce, Louisiana, and had been a resident of the Mid-County area since 1953. James was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Before his retirement, he worked for many years as a Transportation Supervisor with DuPont Beaumont Works.

   Family was James’ sole focus in life.  He invested his life in his children and grandchildren. Many hours were spent hunting and fishing with his boys and grandsons.  The apple of his eye was always his precious daughter Georgie, who preceded him in death.  Life didn’t get much better than when he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in a family gathering.

   James is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Helen Bass; sons, James David Bass and his wife, Sheila, of Nederland, Raymond Paul Bass and his wife, Carol, and Ross Allen Bass and his wife, Wendy, all of Beauxart Gardens; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and another on the way; son-in-law, Chip Volz of Taylor’s Landing; sister, Alma Blood, of Centerville, Louisiana, and numerous nieces and nephews.

   He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Georgiana Volz.

   A gathering of Mr. Bass’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 noon, with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 3555 Stagg Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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