Lee Bass Jr. a longtime Cushing resident passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the O.S.U. Select Specialty Hospital, Tulsa at the age of 83.

Tribal Sac and Fox burial rights will be held at the Yvonne Goodeagle Homeplace on Sunday.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Hunter Cemetery , Cushing.

Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.

Lee was born on August 1, 1925 in Cushing , Oklahoma to the late Lee and Helen (Robedeaux) Bass. He graduated from Cushing High School in 1944. Lee entered into the U.S. Army in 1944, where he served in WWII. He was discharged in 1946. After returning home from service, he attended O.S.U., receiving his degree in 1950.

He worked as a maintenance electrician for Borg Warner in Tulsa for 36 years, retiring in the 90’s. Lee was a Tribal member of Sac and Fox. He was also a member of the First Indian Baptist Church . Lee was active in the language group at Sac and Fox. He liked to attend rodeos. Lee loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially attending their numerous activities.

Lee is survived by his children Gerald Bass and wife Nikki of Arkansas City, KS, Sam Bass of Preston , OK. , Eric Bass of CA., Dewey Bass of Tama, IA., Monty Bass of CA., Joey Bass and wife Delana of IL., Jane Bass of Cushing, Susan Bass of Cushing, Judy Fields of Cushing, Gena Wesley and husband Richard of Preston, Ok., Debbie Primeaux and husband Duncan of Shawnee, Nellie Yarholar and husband Clarence of Shawnee, grandchildren Jordan, Jared, Jesica and Julianne Bass, Andi Bass, Chuck, Clay, Adri and Carlos Fields, Ashley Pineda and husband David, Kerri, Sarah, Justin, Hunter, Cheyenne, Braden Bass, Monica, Chebon and Miaha Bass, JoJo, Jacob, Holly, Eileen, Wesley and Tommy Bass, Anissa, Regina, Paula, Johnnie and Rainy Wesley, Courtney Yarholar and Graham Primeaux.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lillian Bass, sisters Fredilia Smith and Cora Griggs.

Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmarlerfh.com.