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Ray McKinley Bass / September 15, 2020

Ray McKinley Bass, 66, of Richmond and formerly of Clarksville died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 in Richmond.

Mr. Bass was born in Mecklenburg County May 30, 1954 to the late Freddie and Enolia Fields Bass. He was a 1972 graduate of Bluestone Senior High School, a member of New Light Baptist Church, Skipwith, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Bass was a former aircraft mechanic employed by Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford, Conn. He enjoyed fishing, football, especially the Redskins, and spending time with family.

He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Deitrich Tucker of Clinton, N.C., Tiffany Bass of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nikita Smith of Clinton, N.C.; six grandchildren, Colin Dakwon, Ashanti Simone, Michael Seago, David Bass, Tenaj Small and Issyria Bass; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Amori Tucker; one brother, Joe Bass of Dalton, Ga.; a brother in love, Wilfred Day of Clarksville, four sisters, Mable Bass and Tracey Smith of Bridgeport, Conn., Annette Durham (Michael) of Clarksville and Clarice Davis of Skipwith; a special friend, Renee Scott of Richmond, a devoted niece, Chinetta Bass and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara, and three brothers, Percy Lee, Larry and Thomas Lewis.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at New Light Baptist Church Cemetery, Skipwith with Rev. Marvin Harris officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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