Marion E. "Red" Bass, April 10, 2015
Marion E. "Red" Bass, 77 of Carmi, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at
10:42 p.m. at his residence in Carmi. He was born January 13, 1938 in Pine
Bluff, Arkansas, the son of Marion James and Grace (Poteet) Bass. He
married Marilyn Jean Klinghagen May 28, 1993. He was a Fireman in Waco, TX;
did communication for the Katy Railroad in Texas. He was a Communications
Engineer for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company in Prudue Bay, Alaska and
retired from ARCO in Texas. He was Baptist by faith. He was a Korean war
veteran serving in the Marines and Air Force.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years Marilyn Bass of Carmi; three daughters
Alecia Berthelot of Lewisville, TX, Loree Mehrhoff of Carmi, and Dawn and
Keith Holland of Carmi; three sons Kelly Bass of Huntsville, TX, James Bass
of Forrest City, N.C., and William Mehrhoff of Ft. Stockton, TX; five
brothers Roger Collins of League City, TX, David Collins of Nacogdoces, TX,
Dale Bass, Johnny Bass of Mesquite, TX, and Ronnie Bass of Sanford, Maine; a
sister Sherry Ortega; seven grandchildren Amanda Goff, Amber Rankin, Brandon
Cuka, Samantha Braun, Sarah Hahn, Heather Dicky, and Casey Berthelot; nine
great-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Marion E. "Red" Bass, 77, of Carmi will be at 1:30
p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial
will be in Marshall Ferry Cemetery in Rising Sun with full military rites by
the Carmi American Legion and VFW. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral
Home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Obit from Campbell Funeral Home website.