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Porter Claxton Bass

October 21, 1945 ~ November 10, 2018 (age 73)

Porter Bass, age 73 passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

He grew up in Oliver Springs and worked as a  heavy equipment operator for Crete Carrier and a truck driver.  He was a member of the National Guard.  Porter loved spending time with his family especially at the beach, going to carnivals and fairs.  He enjoyed painting and ceramics.  Through his illness, Porter always kept his sense of humor and loving personality.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Porter Bass, J;

 Sister, Evelyn Lively; brothers, Harry Lee, Willard, Paul and Clyde Bass; grandson, Alvin Daniel, Jr.


He is survived by his Ex-wife, Flora Jo Bass;

Children, Tammy Bass and Polly Philpot (Gina Kelley);

Grandchildren, Kara Lowe (Jason), Brittany Sandlin, David Chris Philpot (Beth), Natasha Trebloe (Walter);

Sister, Mary Gardner;

Brother, Elgin Bass (Judy);

Great-grandchildren, Connor and Riley Lowe, Madyson Sandlin, Carson Sandlin, Colton Philpot, Makala, Gabriella, and Dylan Trebloe;

Sister-in-law, Retha Bass and Marlena Bass


A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church at 7:00PM.

Family and friends may visit from 6-7:00 pm.



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