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OBITUARY - Willie Glenn Bass

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019 at 10:00 AM
View Park | Wed., March 6, 2019 | 2:00P - 7:00P
View Park Chapel
4601 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Riverside National Cemetery (later date)
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92518

In Loving Memory of Willie Glenn Bass

March 12, 1931 - March 2, 2019

Willie Glenn Bass was born on March 12, 1931, to the parentage of Ben and Irene Bass in Houston, TX. He accepted Christ and was baptized at Sunlight Baptist Church by Rev. Bolden.

Willie attended school in the Houston Public School District and was a proud student of the Phyliss Wheatley High School. In the eleventh grade, Willie G. volunteered to join the United States Army where he served his country as a military police corporal in the in the Korean Conflict. He also served in the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1956.

Willie G. followed his brother Riley to Oakland, CA and was employed at The United States Postal Service. In 1957 Willie moved to Los Angeles, CA where he continued his work for the postal service. In 1959 Willie began his work as a member of the internal service division downtown at the Hall of Justice where he facilitated and ensured the successful day to day activity of the new county building. He became a supervisor where his character, expertise, and leadership skills excelled, and after 37 years and four months of service, he retired in 1993.

Willie was a man of great principle and faithfulness. Yearly in October, Willie would travel back home to Houston to visit his family for over 50 years. He went to the same barber for over 50 years; was a member of Prince Hall Masons; and was a member of the Conquistadors Social Club. Everyone that knew him knew his love for a nice Cadillac automobile.

Willie Glenn Bass left his earthly home at 3951 South Denker Avenue headed to his heavenly home in eternity and took off the mantel of mortality and picked up his crown of righteousness and his immortal body on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Awaiting him in glory were his father and mother Ben and Irene; sister Lucille; brothers Bennie and Riley; and grandson William Cox.

He leaves to carry on his legacy of love, daughters: Glynis L. Bass; Temi R. Bass; and Alice M. Cox (Maurice) and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Message from Family

The family of Willie G. Bass would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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