Mr. Lester Emanuel Bass, 62, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his home.
Lester was born in Madison, Florida and moved to Indian River County 53 years ago from his place of birth.
He attended Vero Beach High School and had worked as a welder at Russell Concrete in Vero Beach for 32 years.
Lester loved his family, both close and extended and would entertain them with his fishing stories, cooking skins and guitar playing. His enjoyment of car racing continued long after he stopped driving mini-stock cars.
Survivors include his children Steve Bass of Palm Bay, Kristal L. Hicks of Sebastian, Kellie Renee McClarty of Orlando and Travis Hamilton Bass of Vero Beach; siblings Gene Bass of Vero Beach, Earl Bass of Vero Beach, Mary Ellis of Okeechobee, Letha Rhodes of Vero Beach, Merle Hedges of Vero Beach, Roy Cleveland Bass of Vero Beach and Jimmy Webb of Sebastian; and grandchildrenJosh, Cody, Taylor, Danielle, Ayden and Mark Benjamin.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents George and Nellie Mae Colvin Bass, and a sister Dorothy Bass Walker.
The family received friends 4-7 PM, Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. A Life Celebration Service for Lester was held Saturday at 2 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Winter Beach Cemetery. Following the interment a reception will take place at the home of Roy Bas