Robert "Whit" Whitaker Bass
July 10, 1947 - July 9, 2021
Vance Brooks
SFC Sheryl Murphy-Green
Rick Gunn
Connie Tucker
1SG Constance OBrien & SGT Michael Kidder
MSG (RET) Jimmy R. Welch Light a candle
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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Monday 7/12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Tuesday 7/13, 11:00 am

CWO (RET) Robert Whitaker “Whit” Bass, Sr. 73, of Smiths Station, Alabama, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at his home in Smiths Station, Alabama. A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home – Phenix City Phenix City, Alabama, with Mayor Bubba …
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Brian Benton left a message on July 14, 2021:
Mr. Bass was a friendly, jovial, kind Southern gentleman. He always made an effort to speak to others and had a way of poking fun at others that instantly put them at ease and in a good mood. Those with his kind and cordial temperment are few and far between. He will be dearly missed.
Paul Charpentier left a message on July 12, 2021:
So sad to learn of Whit passing. I’m sorry for your loss. I am proud to have served my career with Whit in our 560th family. He was a good friend, well liked and respected by everyone who knew him. Always great to see him at our “reunion” get togethers at Micky’s. Rest In Peace my friend.
Michelle Dimon left a message on July 12, 2021:
I'm so sorry and praying for you all.
Michelle Dimon left a message on July 12, 2021:
I'm so sorry and praying for you all.
Cindi Todd Beech left a message on July 12, 2021:
I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Whits passing! He and Daddy were so close growing up even though Daddy was about 14 years older than him! I’ll never forget when he went with daddy to Texas to pick Arty and I up to come to GA for the summer! I was about 10 and Whit was around 16 or 17! He helped Daddy drive and wore yellow glasses at night! He was loved by all and my thoughts and prayers are with Sue, Terry, Danny and all his family! Hugs and love to you all! 😢🙏🏻❤️
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Gary T Roberson 1SG (Ret) left a message on July 12, 2021:
My sincere condolences. Enjoyed working with Whit over the years in the 560TH. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss.
SFC Sheryl Murphy-Green left a message on July 12, 2021:
My sincerest condolences. Mr. Bass made an impact in so many people's lives. He will be truly missed.
Wayne Bishop left a message on July 12, 2021:
Will be truly missed. What a great guy..friend and family man! Thanks for being my friend all these years. Love and miss you!
Rick Gunn left a message on July 11, 2021:
In memory of Robert "Whit" Whitaker Bass, Rick Gunn lit a candle
Connie Tucker left a message on July 11, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you And your family. Many prayers for y’all.
Tammy Hollar left a message on July 11, 2021:
Sue and family- Whit was quite a man. When Lewis and I became part of the OMS5 family, Whit made us feel like we had been there for a long time. Lewis was so fond of Whit....maybe they will meet again. I am so sorry for your loss. I send you much love and many prayers.
Sheila (Griffin) Zimmer left a message on July 11, 2021:
I’m so sorry to hear the news about Whit, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
1SG Constance OBrien & SGT Michael Kidder left a message on July 11, 2021:
Our deepest sympathies to the family.
1SG Constance OBrien & SGT Michael Kidder left a message on July 11, 2021:
It was a pleasure to have served with Witt in the 560th Engineer Battalion for many years. My brother Michael Kidder also served with him in the OMS shop. We have not served with a better man ,his humor, knowledge and generosity was boundless. God bless his family and my deepest sympathies to them on their loss.
MSG (RET) Jimmy R. Welch left a message on July 10, 2021:
Prayers during the difficult days ahead. Chief Bass will be missed but not forgotten.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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