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Jacob Jefferson Bass, Jr., born August 3, 1930, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, August 22, at approximately 11:30 am in Hot Springs, AR. "Jake" was born in Memphis, TN, and resided in Kentwood, LA, until moving to Mt. Ida, AR in 1989. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth Marie Benefield Bass, his daughters Teresa Bass Lambert and husband, Mikel of Kentwood, LA, Angela Adele Bass of Hampton, NH, step-daughters Cindy McIntyre of Kentwood, LA, Patti Tolbert and husband Moose of Woodville, MS; grandchildren Jacob Joseph Bass, Alyssa Celene Torson, Alex Patterson Hughes, Jr., Benjamin Tolbert, Matthew Tolbert, Jennifer Cochet, Miranda McIntyre, and Elizabeth McIntyre; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Jacob Jefferson Bass, Sr. and Edna Huselton Bass, wife Doris Stephens Bass, and sisters Betty Ward and Joyce Bass. Jake was a founding member of Sims Baptist Church where he organized and ran a food and clothing pantry that served the area for many years. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict and ran his own television sales and service business in Kentwood for over 30 years. Jake was a 60 continuous year member of the American Legion. A loving and caring man who was a faithful servant to both his church and the community, Jake will be missed by all who knew him until we meet again. A memorial service will be held at Sims Baptist Church on Saturday, September 13, at 10:30am. Should you wish to make a donation in Jake's honor, the family requests that you make the donation to Sims Baptist Church, PO Box 44, Sims, AR, 71969.

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