James Harding BassPublished 2:04pm Saturday, June 22, 2013
James Harding Bass, 92, passed away June 19, 2013.
His funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 24 at Church of the Holy Spirit where he was a parishioner. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.
A World War II veteran who served in the Pacific and China-Burma-India Theaters (including 82 missions over “The Hump”) with the United States Air Force as an aircrew member, service pilot, and electronics technician, he enjoyed more than 50 assignments during his career, serving in more than 20 countries.
While assigned to the U.S. Embassy Air Attache’ in Buenos Aires, he met his future wife of almost 55 years, Carmen Rubio Bass. After retiring from active duty, he continued to serve our country with the Department of the Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Bass and Ethel M. Bass and sister, Myrtice Reynolds.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Cmdr. (Dr.) James D. (Dr. Rhonda) Bass, USN, of Jacksonville, Fla., Laura Mullins of Tallassee, Elena Bass of Coral Gables, Fla., Michele (Dr. Steve) Hanam of Grayslake, Ill., and Kelley Tracy of Montgomery; siblings, Betty Hicks of Tallahassee, Fla., Margaret Sheriff of Montgomery, Hanley Bass, Wilford Bass and Sherwood Bass, all of Wetumpka and grandchildren, Logan Bass, Aiden Bass, Patrick Mullins, Hunter Mullins, Carmen Mullins, Nic Mullins and Claire Hanam.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the Montgomery Food Bank.