Leroy Clinton Bass, age 70, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away from this life on May 26, 2021 to his Heavenly home.
From the day he was born, God had a special plan for Leroy Bass. God knew that Leroy would be the man able to touch so many lives by showing them true love, compassion, and that having God in your heart was the only way to make it to Heaven. Leroy didn’t just preach it, he lived it. In 1976, he dedicated his life to Christ and on July 23, 1977 he preached his first message. Later on in 1997 he became the pastor of what is now known as The Gospel Lighthouse Church. Some of his passions were leading the Church, writing and singing and playing his guitar. Leroy met his beautiful wife Mary and married her. They shared a strong love for one another for 45 years. Together they had 4 children that he loved very much, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren that he loved very much.
Leroy is survived by his mother, Eula Mae (Dilbeck)Bass, his loving wife of 45 years, Mary (Meredith) Bass, daughters: Cheryl and husband Kenley Flynn of Charleston, Arkansas, Rosanna and husband Brad Dick of Waldron, Arkansas, his sons: Marcus and wife Sarah Bass of Zafra, Oklahoma and Stephen and wife Megan Bass of Waldron, Arkansas and other son Zach Campbell and Harlee of Mena, Arkansas. Leroy is also survived by his 15 grandchildren: Jacob, Isaiah, Kyler, Jayse, Emily and Brycen Flynn, Tyler (Athena) and Aiden Hayward, Spencer Dick, Caleb and Kaidence Bass, Colton and Aison Loyd, Alex, Hailey and Olivia Bass as well as 3 great grandchildren: Hailey, Matthew and Siren Pelt. Leroy also has 7 siblings: J.B. Bass, Joann and husband Ron Steele, Danny and wife Teresa Bass, Kathy and husband Joseph Rowland, Johnny and wife Glenda Bass, Amanda Bass and Sammy Bass. Leroy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Leroy was preceded in death by his dad, Roy Bass Jr. and his nephew Jared Meredith.
Leroy’s graveside life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Rock Springs Cemetery near Mena, Arkansas with Rev. Brad Dick and Rev. Bert Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Leroy’s pallbearers will be Rick Owens, Allen Brumbelow, Isaac Bass, Aaron Meredith, Greg Brumbelow, Jaylin Brumbelow, Dustyn Brumbelow, Steve Bass and Benji Bass. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Hayward, Aidan Hayward, Jacob Flynn, Caleb Bass and Aison Loyd.
Leroy’s visitation will be Friday, May 28, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
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