Craven Blythe Bass, 83, died on Friday, December 26, 2008. Craven was born in Lucama, NC to the late Zilphia and Jonathan Bass on September 4, 1925.
Craven was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Navy in the South Pacific.
Following his time with the Navy, he was employed by Kroger as a produce manager for many years.
He was a heritage member of Orange United Methodist Church. He was well known for his love of UNC sports and animals.
Craven most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, Patrick and Andrew.
Craven is survived by his daughter Terri Jones and her husband Jeff of Pinehurst, NC; grandson Patrick Jones and his wife Shannon and grandson Andrew Jones. He is also survived by his beloved pets, Lance, Sophie, Maxx and Jager.
Craven was preceded in death by his wife Julia and son Fredrick.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 30th, 12:00 PM at Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Reverend Andrew Keck will officiate. Burial will follow in Orange United Methodist Church Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall after services.
Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may also be sent to Orange United Methodist Church, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Please include “Craven Bass Memorial” on the memo line of your check.