Morgan Bennett Bass, Jr.

Morgan Bennett Bass Jr., 74, died February 23, 2021. He was born February 21, 1947 in Tallahassee, FL. He lived in Gainesville for many years and then retired to Salt Springs, FL.
Morgan served in the United States Navy right out of high school (Gainesville High School) from 1966 – 1970 as a Gunner’s Mate. He served 4 tours in Vietnam. Morgan was stationed with a marine convoy unit and was responsible for bringing supplies and artilleries to troops on the ground.
Morgan married Shelia Mary Denaro on August 23,1968 and divorced in 1976. He later married Rosemary Bass, his high school sweet-heart and love of his life on June 11, 1979. His hobbies were dog hunting, fishing, and racing.
Morgan had a unique and charismatic way about him, when the good Lord made him, they broke the mold. He loved his family and friends and would die for them if needed but I truly think he loved his hunting dogs more. His nick name was “Big D” but most of his true friends just called him “D”, and you always knew where you stood with Morgan. He did not sugar coat anything and never had a problem telling you exactly how he felt. Morgan was a true patriot, and he loved his country. He was as old school as it gets. Morgan will truly be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bennett Bass, mother Minnie Bass, wife Rosemary Bass, and brother Toy Bass. He is survived by his daughters Bambi Cooper (Roy) of Gainesville, and Mary Bass of Woodsville, NH, and sons Sam Bass (Roslyn) and Shaun Tufts (Tina); siblings Johnny Bass (Cathy) of Orange Heights FL, Ray Bass (Brenda) of Hawthorne FL, Debbie Bass of Hawthorne FL and Dean Bass (Sara) of Huston TX; grandchildren JR, Niki, Johnny and Jacob of Gainesville Fl., Alexandra, Christana and Bobby of Woodsville N.H., Morgan and Austin of Melrose FL, and Shaun, Wesley and Kaylee Hog Valley, FL; and 11 Great grand-children.
The family will receive friends Sat. Feb. 27, 2021 at the Milam Chapel, downtown Gainesville, from 9:30am – 10:30am. We will then drive in procession to Evergreen Cemetery in Gainesville for the graveside service at 11:00am. The family requests that everyone please dress casually: Blue jeans, camouflage and/or pull over T shirts. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main ST Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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