SURGOINSVILLE - Pleas Kenneth Bass, age 81, of Surgoinsville, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a member of Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Bass was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He served as an alderman for the city of Surgoinsville for 6 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harper "Harp" and Captolia "Cap" Hazel Horne Bass; sisters, Virginia Noe and Ruby Carroll Mooney; brother, William "Bill" Harper Bass, Jr.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan Dykes and husband, Terry of Rogersville and Jennifer McAmis and husband, Myron of Greeneville; son, Johnny Bass and wife, Rita of Morristown; granddaughters, Alisha Montgomery and husband, Jason, Allison Dykes and Mattie McAmis; sister, Dorothy Housewright Cunningham of Church Hill; great-granddaughter, Avery Montgomery; brother, Ralph Bass of Columbia, SC; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens with Pastor George Winegar officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Hawkins County Color Guard and Tennessee Army National Guard.

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Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is honored to serve the Bass family.