Robert "Bob" W. Bass, Sr.
COLUMBIA - Robert "Bob" W. Bass, Sr. died during the morning of July 11, 2011. He passed away one month after his wife of 64 years. The family will receive guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel on Bush River Road. In lieu of flowers please send your memorials to: Family Connection of South Carolina, 2712 Middleburg, Ste. 103-B Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Mr. Bass is survived by his sons, Robert and Carter; three granddaughters, Tina and her husband, Gene, Tami, Ali and her husband, Jimmy; great-granddaughters, Trista, Tanna and Aubri. Also surviving are his sister, Carol Doss and her husband, Monroe; brother, Winston and his wife, Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Nelan; nieces, Connie, Lori and Cindy and nephews, Marcus and Brent all of Durham, N.C. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margie; sister, Theresa; brother, Mike and nephew, Henry.
Mr. Bass was born in Columbia, S.C. on December 17, 1924 but he and his mother moved shortly after his birth to Durham where he was raised and started his family. He moved from Durham to Columbia with his family in 1958 and resided there for 53 years. He was a member of St. Andrews Baptist Church and enjoyed coaching in the youth leagues and the church. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Tar Heels. He loved playing and watching golf. On the morning of June 6, 1941 (D-Day), Mr. Bass was wounded on Omaha Beach and awarded a purple heart and the Navy Cross for "extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty." He was a humble member of the "greatest generation." His love, compassion and devotion to his family were his greatest virtues.