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Barry J. Bass (1975) Passes Away

Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Barry Joe Bass, age 65 of Pulaski, TN, passed away on Novembers 20, 2019. He was born on September 19, 1954 in Fort Meade, Maryland. Barry was a retired teacher of 38 years in the Giles County and Maury County school districts. He obtained degrees from Martin College, Belmont College, and Middle Tennessee State University with a Masters and plus 45 in Education Administration and Supervision.

Barry loved his family, his church, his students and lived his life with great enthusiasm for all. He was a member of and Deacon at First Baptist Church of Pulaski. He was a football, basketball, and soccer coach at both Bridgeforth Middle School and Giles County High School. He was a member of the Pulaski Exchange Club, and sang with various family and church musical ensembles including The Bass Townsend Singers, First Family, and Homeland Harmony.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Claude and Ella Lea Cathcart, paternal grandparents Grady and Omie Bass, and his father Joe H. Bass. Aunt & uncles, Dolores Cathcart Hardin, Dr. Bobby Norwood, and Bill Gooch. He is survived by his; Wife of 46 years, Janet C. Bass. Daughter, Julianna Bass (Renato) Brea of Brooklyn, NY. Son, Jonathan Murphey (Megumi Gejima) Bass of Lexington, KY. Granddaughters Audri and Omi Bass of Lexington, KY. Mother, Peggy Cathcart Bass of Pulaski. Brother, Keith Bass of Pulaski. Niece Haley Bass (Bryan) Johnson and daughter Ella Johnson of Thompson Station, TN. Brother-in-law Steve (Pam) Cole of Hendersonville, TN. Sister-in-law, Emily Cole (Mark) Pegg of Murfreesboro, TN. Aunts and uncles, Faye Cathcart Norwood, Joe Hardin, Murph (Betty) Cathcart, Faye Bass (Johnny) Tate and Alice Bass Gooch. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and Nephews also survive.

Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 


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