Kaze “Frank” Bass, 82 of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Panama City. Frank was born March 23, 1940, in Port St. Joe to the late Cage Issac Bass and Martha Gaskin Stephens Stetson. He suffered a stroke 11 days earlier and passed surrounded by loving family listening to his favorite artists Patsy Cline and George Jones while in hospice care. He was a heavy equipment operator who could drive, build or fix just about anything on four wheels. He enjoyed fishing the dead lakes and watching the Washington Redskins with a cold beer every season.
Other than his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Deese Bass, his stepfather, Alto Stephens, his brother, Deward “Boo Boo” Bass and his sister, Sheral Pate.
He is survived by his sister, Vicki Scott (John) of Marianna; his daughters, Victoria Bass (John Owens) of Wewahitchka, Jacqueline Mitchell (Lloyd) of Paradise, Texas, Julia Blakeney of Pageland, South Carolina and Debra Greer of St. Cloud; his sons, Cage Bass of Fort Worth, Texas and Steve Snipes of Panama City; his nieces, Christa Pate of Milton and Kristina Snelgrove (Jesse) of Marianna; his nephew, Jay Scott (Tasha) of Marianna and fourteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at which time Frank will be interred alongside his wife at Westside Cemetery in Lancaster, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of his beloved wife Barbara Bass to The American Cancer Society, a charity close to his heart. Online at https://donate3.cancer.org or by mail at PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com 850-674-5449