Sam Bass – July 23, 2011

Sam Bass, 78, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 23, 2011.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church in Dumas, TX with Darrell Wait officiating.  Private burial will be in Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Bass was born on September 19, 1932 in Beaver County, Oklahoma to Bertha and Marion Bass.   He graduated from Felt High Schools and joined the United States Army.  After discharging from the Army he married Betty Gove on February 18, 1956 in Clayton, NM.  He moved to Dumas in 1957 and worked fro Southwestern Public Service for 38 years until retiring.  Betty and Sam traveled the United States.  He loved spending time with his family and grandkids.  Sam loved the outdoors, fishing and camping.  He enjoyed talking to people, nobody was a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Walter Bass.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; one daughter, Deborah Hammit and husband Gary of Fritch; one son, Jerry Bass and wife Marjorie of San Antonio; three grandsons, Wheeler Hammit and wife Heather of Spearman; Seth Hammit and wife Jacey of Spearman; and Justin Bass of San Antonio; two great-grandchildren, Brayson Hammit and Brancey Hammit, both of Spearman; three brothers, Leroy Bass and wife Mary Jo of Felt, OK; Dale Bass and wife Joann of Albuquerque, NM; and Herb Bass of Farmington; three sisters, Norma Vann of California; Gladys Ottinger of Boise City, OK; and Doris Smith and husband Paul of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a favorite charity.  The body will be available for viewing from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday at Boxwell Brothers in Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

0 Replies to “Sam Bass – July 23, 2011”

  1. Betty & family,
    Our sincere condolences in your great loss. Sam was a very special guy who we were privileged to call friend. You are so special to us also.
    We are just a phone call away if you need anything.
    Love to all of you,
    Char & Don

  2. So sorry to hear about Sam. I missed visiting with him at the Felt reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  3. Betty, we remember Sam as a kind hard working man. Our smypathy in your loss of a husband and friend.

  4. Betty,
    So sorry to hear about Sam. I had just asked Nona on Saturday of the High School reunion that I really missed you guys. I always look forward to visiting with you. My prayers are with you as you go through this time. May you know that many hold you in their hearts.

  5. Betty and family,
    May God bless and comfort you at this time. May pleasant memories sustain you. My sincere sympathy.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your dad Debbie. I know you will miss him dearly. We were just talking about him the other day in the office. I am so glad that you had all these years to enjoy him though. Please accept my condolences.
    Kyle Ann

  7. So sorry for your loss Betty, Sam was always my favorite. I could set and listen to him talk for hours. He will be missed deeply and we love you guys. Lots of prayers and peace for you and your children..Love the Price Family….

  8. Betty,
    I’m so sorry. I don’t have the right words.
    Wish I could hug you. I miss you so much.
    I’ll call later.
    Times like this I wish I was in Dumas and not Saudi Arabia.

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