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Bass, Billy Lee Born April 17, 1932 in Roane, TX to William & Gladys Bass, left this earth to serve & protect the Lord on October 24, 2008 in Mesquite, TX at the age of 76. Throughout his 26 years of service in the Dallas Police Department, Billy was one of few men who went from Patrol Officer up the ranks to #8 on the seniority list. He was handpicked by the city to be appointed to the county as Special Investigator for Henry Wade. Billy was also the 1st uniformed police officer to get the call on the JFK assassination and one of the last remaining survivors who was involved with the case. Billy is preceded in death by his 1st wife of 27 years, Wynell Bass; granddaughter, Samantha; and 1 sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Dorothy Bass; children: Steve Bass & wife Marlene, Rick Bass & wife Jerri, Cheryl Sipriano & husband David, Tracy Bass & wife Sheryl; 9 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Visitation for Billy will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the interment to follow.

Steve Thomas

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