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Bass, Edward James

January 4, 1957 –
 April 10, 2021

Obituary

James (Jimmy) Bass passed away surrounded by family on April 10, 2021. Everyone knew he didn’t want to pass alone and he didn’t. Jimmy lived a fast and hard life, and he went out the same way and on his own terms. Everyone that knew him has a crazy story about him. He leaves this earth the way he always wanted, a Legend.

Also, this time its for real and not an attempt to dodge creditors or ex-girlfriends.

Jimmy was known for not holding back his opinion (Its a family trait), and he always told you like it was. He always spoke the truth even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear as most of Irving can attest to. He wasn’t one for sentiment but he wants you to know that if he owes you a  beer, and you can find him in heaven, he will gladly allow you to buy him another. Jimmy had a big heart and was generous to those who needed help and even to those who sometimes probably didn’t deserve it. He was always willing to give people a second, third,& fourth chance. He believed in forgiveness. He might have been brash and loud but he would have been the first one to help out a friend in a jam.

Jimmy was the life of the party everywhere he went. His grandkids called him Papa Jimmy and he was the fun onery grandpa who took them to bars to pick up the ladies and taught them how to play quarters and shoot dice. I’m pretty sure any kid that hung out with him probably learned those things too. He was a big kid at heart. He probably has more toy cars than most boys. He loved Nascar, Budweiser, and Budweiser memoribilia, and Harley freakin Davidson. He’s been a biker all his life and claims that “Lone Wolf” thing but he was never alone he always had a posse of brothers and sisters around him. He was loved by so many people who considered him a brother.

Jimmy was one of the hardest working guys you’d meet. He’s worked in his family’s business Irving Metal Finishers his whole life.

Jimmy wasn’t much of a communicator but you always knew he cared about you. He also cared a great deal for his Little Debbie ZuZu’s and Wham Whams.

Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, Richard Franklin Bass Sr and Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Bass. His brother Richard Franklin Jr ,and his nephew Jason Bass. and his best dog friend L.T.

He is survived by his Daughter Amanda Ross and her husband Kirk Ross, his grandsons Xavier Ross, Zayden Ross and Kai Ross. His sister Diane Bass and brother Tommy Bass. Neices and Nephews, Nicholas Bass, Brittni Bass, Conner Bass, Joseph Bass, and Mellissa Bass Johnson. He is also survived by his many brothers and sisters he considered family.

Also he’s survived by a sweet ass Harley, 25 beer lights, several Nascar hoods, and a hell of alot of shit only Jimmy Bass could love, and a Big Ole Teddy Bear Dog Sporty.

A celebration of life will be held in lieu of a funeral service and will be announced in the coming weeks. Well wishers are encouraged to go to his local watering holes and have a beer in his honor, but make sure to try to pick up the waitresses and don’t forget to tip your bartenders!

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Services and Funeral Home

1820 N Belt Line Road Irving , Texas 75061

972 607-4400

8 Thoughts on Bass, Edward James
    Kimberley Record
    14 Apr 2021
    10:27pm

    Jimmy the whole world stopped and will never be the same you were the best part in my life I love you forever and more there isn’t enough words to say I love you each and everyday yours always Kim Record

    Tina Harrington
    16 Apr 2021
    1:19pm

    Jimmy I sure do miss you. I’m going to miss going to Applebee’s for our french onion soup and you freaking won ton tacos. Then we had our dinner and movie nights where you would always fall asleep about 10 minutes after the movie started. I’m going to miss you and Sporty I love you so very much. I’m going to miss playing those stupid machines but we had alot of fun. I love you and miss you. Fly high baby and stay out of trouble up there. Til we meet again❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Sabrina Ahlers
    16 Apr 2021
    1:28pm

    My sincere condolences to all family and friends. Jimmy was my friend for short time and I will always cherish the few memories I have. Thank you Jimmy for always going above and beyond and producing the best Anodize plating around, your efforts were always truly appreciated. We had some good in passing , always about motorcycles, Motorcross or Trump! Jimmy you will be dearly missed, may you Rest In Peace and Fly High my friend, until we meet again.

    Amanda Young
    16 Apr 2021
    1:28pm

    Beau and I had several vacations camping trips and long rides with Jimmy he will truly be missed

    Natalie N Lampros
    16 Apr 2021
    1:30pm

    This was everything he could ever ask for in this obituary he was the most amazing man and certain words he would say will always stay with me and Glenn we laugh now and we say the terms he would say with laughter and remember it in her heart I love you so much and I am so at peace you were an amazing man Jimmy bath you taught me a lot I will never throw away I will forever keep my Skechers the ones you could not stop talking about and the ones you would wear and I bought them because you made me we had a lot of good times a lot of laughter a lot of tears I hope you’re singing karaoke and having a beer and I hope you’re dancing in heaven because I got you to dance one or two times I love you forever my brother

    Kari Barnes
    16 Apr 2021
    3:56pm

    Thank you, Jimmy for loving me and letting me be your girlfriend twice in the last 5 years. We had a blast together and I will definitely miss you. I’m raising my beer up for you one more time. I’ll see you again one day. RIP my friend, I’ll always love you.

    Sam
    16 Apr 2021
    8:08pm

    He was great friend great person

    Kimberley D Record
    30 Apr 2021
    12:16pm

    You were right Jimmy This is the true Heart Love I lo e hounding Bass This is Kim Record I should ha e married you because you are the only lyre love I will ever have Kim Record livestock Only Jimmy Basd

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