William Francis Bass, December 17, 1933 - July 29, 2019. Mr. William Francis Bass was a native of Charleston, Illinois, and a long-time resident of Mobile, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his Father, William Dalton Bass, Mother, Edith Ruby Brown, and brother Howard Eli Bass. Known as Frank, he was a graduate of the Mississippi College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is survived by his loving wife Geraldine Middleton Bass and they would have celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary in December. He has three children, D. A. Bass-Frazier (Douglas); Sandra Ziglar (Jim); and Billy (Darlene) Bass. He was fortunate to have four grandchildren, Ashley (Mitch) Johnson; Jessica (Clinton) Curry; William Francis Bass, III; and Katherine Frazier. He is survived by his three great-grandchildren, Chloe and Harper Johnson, and Henry Clinton. Mr. Bass was very active in furniture sales including having been an officer of the Mobile Retail Furniture Association. After retiring as a manager with Hoffman's Furniture, he loved fishing and spending time with his family. He was a duel member of the George U. Potter Lodge No. 192 and the Howard E. Palmes Lodge No. 917 both in Mobile. In addition to being a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, in 2014 -2015, he served as the Worshipful Master of the Palmes Lodge.
A chapel service will be held at 12pm on Friday, 08/02/2019 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a committal service at the grave site.