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William Henry Bass

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ELM CITY — William Henry “Buck” Bass, 83, completed his life’s journey on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Buck, a native of Pitt County, grew up in the Bear Grass community where he married Jean Harrison Bass in 1958, and resided in Bear Grass until 1971 when his family moved to Wilson County. He worked as a carpenter and was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and animal lover.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Harrison Bass; his parents, Henry Bass and Minnie Stalls Bass; infant son, William Herbert Bass; great-granddaughter, Leah Grace Bass; and sisters, Annie Gurganus, Louise Modlin and Shirley Stalls.

He is survived by his sons, Johnny Bass and wife, Laura, of Hertford and Thomas Bass and wife, Brandi, of Macclesfield; daughters, Gloria Stoudemire and husband, Glenn, of Louisburg, Tammy Bass and Sy’Donna Bass Braswell and husband, Randy, all of Elm City; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two honorary grandchildren; brother, Willie Bass; and sisters, Georgeanna Terry, Mary Spain and Katie Stalls.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Biggs Funeral Home in Williamston. The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at Martin Memorial Gardens in Williamston. (The family has requested that everyone wear camouflage attire to honor his love of hunting and animals). The family will receive family and friends at other times at the residence of Thomas Bass, 7338 Shallington Mill Road, Macclesfield.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions in memory of Jean H. Bass may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter, Inc.; 4530 Park Road, Suite 302, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Arrangements are by Biggs Funeral Home, Williamston. Online condolences at www.biggsfuneral.com.