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William Ray Bass, age 56,

William Ray Bass, age 56, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was born on October 7, 1964 to Louie B Jr. Bass and Thelma Bass in Dermott, Arkansas.

He loved fishing, hunting, and climbing trees. He was a Tree trimmer and loved spending time in the trees. William also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

William is preceded in death by his father, Louie B Jr. Bass, bonus mom; Nancy Bass, brother; Louie E Bass, grandparents Jessie and Dorothy Nelson, and Charlie and Pansy Bass.

He will be missed by his children; Keesha Bass, Rebekha Bass, Kayla Bass, Nachelle Bass, and William Bass, granddaughter; Khloe McGehee, siblings; Brenda Golden (John), Nina Brown (Joseph), Jeanette Skinner (Rick), and Nancy Bobb (Kel), mother; Thelma Ault, and estranged wife; Amanda Bass and a host of nieces, nephews who loved him dearly. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Sulfur Springs, Arkansas. Bring your own chair.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.

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  • Anita Bryant Posted April 20, 2021 10:27 PM

    Most of my childhood memories have you in them. Rest In Peace until we meet again

  • Rickey Reed Posted April 21, 2021 7:44 AM

    RIP Old friend until we meet again.

  • Jeff & Krystin Weishiemer Posted April 21, 2021 4:27 PM

    We love you very much and take solace during our time of mourning knowing you now rest in the arms of our Lord.

  • Billy bob Posted April 29, 2021 1:34 AM

    You were a great friend bubba.i will always have you in my heart.R.IP. my friend.

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