Charles "Chuck" Bass Jr.
Charles “Chuck” Gilbert Bass, Jr., 56, of Louisburg departed this earthly life on Monday, June 11, 2018 after a long struggle with health issues. He is now pain free!!
Born June 18, 1961, Chuck was the son of Charles Gilbert and Shirley Fuller Bass of Raleigh. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sister, Melanie, many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog and companion, Molly Blue.
Chuck’s love for God was exhibited in his great love and care for animals, all God’s creatures great and small. From lizards and owls to dogs, cats, and horses in the wild or domestic, he had a place for them in his heart. Animals seemed to know this and responded to him in kind. Even as a child Chuck often surprised his family with his newest four-legged or winged friends.
Molly Blue “Molly” became Chuck’s devoted companion before and after he was unable to drive his truck or get around. He used to say that she could have been a great service dog by the way she always seemed to know what he needed. She stayed with him until he was unable to remain at home. She has resided with Chuck’s sister since then. Molly’s well being and her latest antics were the subject of many conversations. Being reunited with Molly was a big part of his longing to return to his home in Louisburg to live.
As a young adult, Chuck became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and used his God-given talents to help others in need. He collected medical supplies for use in preparing and stocking medical bags. His sharp mind and rescue skills were often called up in some way to help others long after his EMT service.
Chuck was always devoted to his family, thinking of their needs and what he could do to help them. He loved helping his Mother, Shirley with her celiac diet by researching various food brands on his computer. Chuck loved to talk on the phone especially after as he was unable to physically visit his family. He often called to offer encouragement in difficult times.
Chuck’s friends would always become life-long relationships. He was loyal and loved them fiercely as they loved him. His quick wit was endearing. He enjoyed making others laugh and smile. He was always interested in the latest projects and activities of family and friends.
If only one thing could be said of Chuck, it would be: He loved well.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg where funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Franklin County SPCA.