Wallace E. Bass 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 29, 2021, in his home in Lowry City, Missouri.
“Bass”, as he was referred to by his friends and family was born August 24, 1931, in Knob Noster, Missouri to Herbert L. Bass Sr. and Georgia M. Thomas-Bass. Bass is preceded in death by Lois Anna Brewster (sister) Herbert Lee Bass Jr. (brother) Eric Turon Bass (son) and Annena La’Trice Blanford (granddaughter).
Bass was educated in the public school system of Knob Noster, Missouri. Upon graduating he joined the United Stated Army and served four years.
Bass was employed by the US Postal Services for several years before relocating to California to start his own business in Fishing and Poultry Services. In the early 1960’s he relocated back to Kansas City and began working with Associated Grocers as a night parking attendant.
Bass was a master of all trades and knowledgeable in many areas. In 1965, he was hired on with the City of Kansas City as a Supervisor then promoted to a Manager for the City Streets Division. With over 20 years of service Bass retired from the City of Kansas City. In 2007, Bass and Jeana relocated from their home at 4242 Tracy Kansas City, Missouri and purchased property in Lowry City, Missouri.
Bass was proud of his home with 22 acres, two ponds and a barn. This was Bass’s retirement dream.
Bass was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and at an early age accepted God as his personal savior. He was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.L. Baynham, his brother-in -law.
Bass was a dedicated attendee to Sunday morning services, church musicals, bible study and church events.
Bass met the love of his life, Jeana Barnes in 1963. After many years together the two married on December 25, 1981 Jeana’s Birthday. To this union came Necole Barnes (Bass), their beautiful “baby girl”.
Bass and Jeana shared over 55 years together through “thick and thin”.
Bass loved everyone and NEVER met a stranger he loved to talk and knew everything. Walmart Management offered him a position as a greeter and oddly he declined.
Bass was loved by all and a firm believer to the teaching and professing of Jesus Christ as well as “Doing the Right Thing”.
Bass loved his family and told everyone that would listen (or not) about his “girls” (Nikki and Boonie) and grandchildren (Muchin-Me’Kayla and Chubbs-Michael). Family was first and foremost to his heart.
Bass will be missed dearly by his favorite in-laws: Roberta L. Baynham (sister-in-law) Robert L. Baynham (Brother-in-law) and Janice Weaver (cousin-in-law) whom he spent hours talking to each about food, vitamins and what he thought was needed to be taken for their ailment.
Bass knew vitamins like no other and had hundreds in his collection. Bass will also be deeply missed by his Uncle Tommy whom he shared many special times and phone conversations. He leaves to cherish his fond memory: Wife, Jeana Bass of the home, his uncle, Tommy Thomas Sr. (Josephine), two sons, Reynard and Reginald Bass both of California, two daughters, Necole Merritt (Nikki) of Independence, Missouri and Patricia Williams (Boonie) of Kansas City Missouri, two grandchildren, Me’Kayla A. Merritt and Michael L. Merritt Jr. both of Independence, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends in Kansas City, Clinton and Lowry City, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:00am at Metropolitan Baptist Temple. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, LVNKS. Visitation will be from 9am-10am at the church. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.
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