The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 12, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Charles Michael ‘Mike’ Bass

Charles Michael “Mike” Bass, 62, of Crab Orchard, fought a courageous and noble battle with cancer, found his ultimate healing in Heaven.

Mike was the son of the late Rev. Charles Bass and Orpha Marie Bass.

Those he left behind will cherish Mike include his wife Dawn “Hill” Bass; and daughter Lynn Bass Stover and her husband Eric, and their children Mia and Nolan; and daughters Erin Bass and Anne Bass; and a young lady he considered one of his own: Joanna Blair Fitzpatrick, and her husband Dale and their children Alden and Alex. Mike was considered a son rather than a son-in-law to Allan and Lila Hill of Beckley; and an amazing brother to Jane and Bob Morhard and an amazing uncle to their children Lauren, Ryan and Robert of Eagleville, Pa. Mike will always be remembered as a kind and generous man. Soft spoken and always a kind word to share.

Mike was a CPA for the Hess, Stewart & Campbell firm of Beckley. Mike’s passion was being able to coach his daughters’ soccer teams. In this role Mike was a positive influence to many young people’s lives. He was a man of strong faith, and a member and deacon of Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

Mike’s request was for a celebration of life, to be held at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church activity building. Visitation is Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with celebration of life service to begin at 7:30 with Pastor Mike Sisson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Crab Orchard Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 446, Crab Orchard WV 25827.

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Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.

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