David C. Bass, 1952-2019


Funeral services for David C. Bass, 66, of Mineola were Friday, May 24 at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola with Rev. Steve Prestridge conducting. Burial was at Sand Springs Cemetery in Mineola,

Mr. Bass died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Tyler. He was born Aug. 15, 1952, in Gilmer to Billy and Codell Bass.

He was a coach and teacher for 39 years and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Texas A&M – Commerce. He helped start the Rains ISD Fishing Team and was a member of Northside Church in Mineola.

He was preceded in death by father, Billy Bass.

He is survived by his mother, Codell Bass of Mineola; loving wife, Vinnie Sue Bass of Mineola; sons, David Bass Jr. of Edom, Joe Bass of Amarillo and Garrett Bass of Emory; daughters, Shawna Blalock of Mineola and Natalie Turlington of Longview; brothers, Bill Bass of Tyler and John Bass of Gilmer; sisters, Zelma Bass of Luling and Mary Ledbetter of Gilmer; and three grandchildren.