Paul Bass obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Paul D. Bass

Paul Daniel Bass, 76, of Florence, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Versailles, Missouri.

Paul was born on March 25, 1944 in Florence, Missouri the son of Elmer J. and Zetta (Duffer) Bass. He attended Blackjack School near Florence and Smithton High School, where he excelled in basketball and track. He was drafted into the Army and honorably served his country stationed in Fort Meade, Maryland. After his discharge from the Army, he returned home to Florence, where he and his father ran Bass Livestock Hauling. He was a lifelong farmer, successfully running Bass Family Farms in Florence.

In 2013, he married Pamela Bellmer, who survives. He attended Florence United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Michele Staus (Chris) and family of Overland Park, Kansas; Sara Lyn Bass of Florence, Missouri; one son, Brendan Daniel Bass (Stephanie) of Florence, Missouri. One Grandson, Cole Bass and one granddaughter Emma Bass, both of Florence, Missouri. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Bass of Sedalia, Missouri, one nephew and two nieces and their families. Also mourning his passing, is his loyal companion and farmhand, his dog Patch.

He is reunited in heaven with his parents, and his brother, Larry J. Bass. He is also met in heaven by several beloved Aunts and Uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Vonda Veale officiating.

Casket bearers will be Brendan Bass, Jeff Rehmer, Troy Bass, Gary Nolting, Keith Thompson and Terry Thompson.

Honorary bearers will be Ned Monsees and Jim Hart.

Burial will be in Smithton Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions made to Florence United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.


18 Responses

  1. What a good Uncle P.D. was. He taught me a lot growing up. I always tagged along if it was going on trips to haul hogs or cattle, a John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movie, out to eat or whatever he was doing. I was always welcome. Later I worked with him on the farm. There I learned hard work and to be particular about anything we were doing. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with his children at this time. Find peace in knowing the brothers are together again.

  2. Wishing there was a way to make your heart feel whole again.
    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Paul was a good friend and neighbor for almost as long as I can remember. He really enjoyed his cattle.
    He was always willing to help out and do whatever was necessary. I will miss him and his smile and stories.
    My heart goes out to his family.

  4. Paul was a good neighbor always willing to help. Never met him on the road without a smile and friendly wave. Will be missed greatly.

  5. We send our lovely sympathy. May your fond memories and faith sustain you.

  6. Paul Dan was my 1st cousin. Even though we were not around each other much over the past few decades, when we did cross paths at Zettas old cafe in Smithton or somewhere around relatives, like aunt Jean’s, it was always a time to remember and a time for family joy together.
    Just like when the families all came together, while I was 10 years younger than P.D. he was kind to us kids during visits to his home place, Zetta and Elmer’s.
    Love and peace to all of the family. Take care and remember that smile and laughter of P. D’s.

  7. Brendan and Sara so so sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family 💔🙏

  8. Brendan and Sara, i am so so sorry for your loss. God Bless be with you and your family 💔🙏

  9. Sorry for your loss Troy and family When I hung out with Troy I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Very nice man We talked about his neighbors around Florence Mo and my Grandpa Roe’s neighbor”s around there also Again my condolences and Prayers to you all God Bless

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