Hugh Dortch Bass

Hugh Dortch Bass

September 20, 2021, 85, Goldsboro –

Hugh Dortch Bass, 85, of Goldsboro went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, September 20, 2021 at his home.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Eureka Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. 

Mr. Bass was born in Wayne County on March 29, 1936 to the late J.B. and Mabel Minshew Bass. He served in the U.S. Army for 6 years . He also worked as a Goldsboro City Policeman for 10 years. He then retired from the print shop at Wayne Memorial Hospital. In his younger years, he played baseball and softball throughout North Carolina. He was well known for his great pitching and hitting home runs. He loved fishing, gardening, and his purple martins. He was an avid Tarheel and Yankees fan. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Susan Bass of Goldsboro and Kay Sasser (Mike) of Goldsboro; two grandchildren, Jamie Long (Amber) and Brittany Sasser and three special great-grandchildren, Brayden, Harbor and Bryson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patsy Lancaster Bass and one sister, Nancy Adkins.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Community Home Health and Hospice, his sitters, and his son-in-law for all of their help and care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hugh’s honor to United in Christ Church in Goldsboro where he was a faithful charter member.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.