Samuel Quincy Bass passed away June 22, 2019. He was born in Newnan, Georgia on October 2, 1926 to now deceased parents, Holman Clyde Bass and Lois Elizabeth Richmond Bass. His siblings were Margery Valez (deceased) and Grace Frier, who lives in Alaska. He attended High School in Camden, Alabama, and joined the US Navy in 1944, serving in World War II for two years. He graduated from Auburn University, School of Forestry, in 1950. He then moved to Sanford and in 1952 married Mary Carolyn Reeves. Moving to Texas, they spent several years in that area, where three children were born – Sam, Jr (Sharon), Clyde (Pam) deceased, and Emily Baumgartner (Fritz).
Moving back to Sanford, Sam, with the assistance of brother-in-law Charley Reeves, established Prudential Credit, where he remained for about ten years. During those years, Sam was active in collecting funds for the establishment of O. T. Sloan Park. His greatest accomplishment was working with Frank Nunnaly in restoring and developing the Old Temple Theater into a professional performing entertainment center in Sanford. Sam’s second marriage was to Marsha Grant Penny in 1984. Marsha joined Sam in his next venture, ownership of Fine Arts Design, where he remained until retirement in 2001. Sam married Ann O’Connell Bass in 2006, whose adult daughters are Jo Ann Allen (Don) and Sandra Brown (Benny) of Seven Lakes, and Patricia Martins de sa (Robert) of Campinas, Brazil.
Arrangements are being provided by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. There will be no funeral services at this time.
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