Edward Bass Obituary, Death – It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that our City Administrator, Edward Bass, has passed away. Over the course of more than seventeen years, Edward provided exemplary service to the City of Apopka. A life that was lived to its fullest potential deserves to be honored in this way. The loss of Edward will be felt keenly. Ed was born on February 27, 1928 in Wayne County to the late Henry King Bass and Dora Watkins Bass, who both predeceased him. He was married to the late Eleanor Brown Bass for a total of sixty years before she passed away.
Ed was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served his nation. He had worked in food sales for Biggers Brothers, which is now known as U.S. Foods, until he retired. Ed had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church for his whole life, and one of the experiences that made him the most proud was the mission trip he took to Kenya. Before going on his mission trip to Kenya, he carved a great number of crosses, which he then distributed to the locals there. This aspect of his work will live on in people’s memories forever.
Ed devoted his life to his family, his friends, and the people in the town in which he lived. He helped out his community in a variety of different ways, including volunteering with the Wayne County Boys Club and playing a key role in the formation of the Goldsboro Touchdown Club. Ed was blessed with a great sense of humor and never allowed himself to become overly serious. He was a wonderful parent, an excellent friend, and possessed a heart of generosity. He offered all that he could to his family as well as to those who were not related to him, including providing a nice house for them.
A memorial ceremony honoring Ed’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at three o’clock in the afternoon, and the Reverend Dr. Robert F. Bardin will preside over the event. Willow Dale Cemetery will be the location of the private interment service. Following the funeral ceremony, the family will host a reception for friends in McChesney Hall.