Johnnie David Bass

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Johnnie David Bass, 83, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born June 18, 1928, in Crowburg, Kan., to Elmer Everett Bass and Ada Belle (James) Bass.

On Feb. 14, 1953, he married Betty Brown in Benton County, Ark. To this union six children were born. After Betty's death, Johnnie married Juanita McCain on Jan. 17, 2009.

Johnnie was a farmer/preacher and a jack-of-all-trades. His main interest in life centered around serving God. He also enjoyed fishing. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding him in death were both wives, Betty Bass of 51 years and Juanita McCain Bass of one year. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three sons, Everett Bass and wife, Nancy, Tim Bass and wife, Gerianne, and Randy Bass and wife, Beverly; three daughters, Delena Gibson and husband, Timothy, Lona Showman and husband, Mike, and Lela Bass; one sister, Pearl Hartsel; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Johnnie Bass will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs, Mo., with a visitation from 1-2 p.m. The Rev. Jay Borders will officiate. Burial will follow in Brasher Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Matthew Bass, Leonardo Hernandez, Steven Showman, Michael Showman, John McCain and Jessie Biles.

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