Claude T. “Ted” Bass, 85, of Macon, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2020, at Riverside United Methodist Church with the Reverends Dr. John Brown, Reverend Steve Keck, and Reverend Antonie Walker officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave., Macon, GA 31204.
Ted was born in Harlan County, Kentucky and grew up in West Point, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Art degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Ted joined the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1956 and served churches all over South Georgia for 44 years.
Ted loved golfing and spending time in the mountains of North Carolina. He was the author of “Adventures of Charlie the Chipmunk,” a collection of Christian stories for small children.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, Cyril Wade and Lois Fullerton Bass, and one sister, Betty Jane Noble.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Bassett Bass of Macon; his children, Claude Bass, Jr., Bobby Bass, Norma (Frank) Butler, Shirley (Wes) Brown; stepchildren, Laura (Steve) Keck and Cathy (Rick) Maday; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
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