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Lloyd “Ray” Bass
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Obituary for Lloyd “Ray” Bass

Lloyd “Ray” R. Bass, 82, of Midland passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Ray was born on November 15, 1935 to the late Charles (Alvie) and Hattie (Grim) Bass in Lee Township where he was raised and educated. Ray joined the US Army in 1958. On December 29, 1962 he married the love of his life, Alberta Dice, in Midland. Ray was a Carpenter by trade and worked for the Carpenter’s Local Union #706 in Saginaw for over 30 years. Ray enjoyed the outdoors and teaching his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish. When he wasn’t outdoors he enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing cards, and marbles, watching the Tigers play and going to the Casino.

Ray is survived by his children, Terry (Shawn) Bass, Brenda (Mark) Campbell, Kenneth (Lori Turner) Bass, and Paul (Holly) Bass; grandchildren, Aaron (Tiffany) Bass, Vanessa Bass, Carter Bass, Ethan Bass, Kailyn Bass and Brayden Bass; great-grandchildren, Dylan Husby, Izabelle Bass, and Kayla Bass. Also surviving are his siblings, Evelyn Bass, Beryl McClain, Winona Kenyon, Norris (Micky) Bass, Leroy (Shirley) Bass, David (Sue) Bass, Douglas (Vivian) Bass, and Wanda (Mike) Wilson. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Eva and John Heminger, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Joyce Bass; and brothers-in-law, Ronald McClain and Jim Kenyon.
Funeral Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St. in Midland. Committal Services with Military Honors presented by the Midland Area Veterans and the U.S. Army Honor Guard will follow in the Lee Township Cemetery. Ray’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Ray’s family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

1

May

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Visitation

Wednesday

2

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Service

Wednesday

2

May

11:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

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