Michael Steven Bass, 53, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at home.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal Springs with burial at the Pleasant Hills Baptist Church in Simpson County. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.
He grew up in Simpson County, graduated from Union Academy and was a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church. He and Ginger were married April 24, 1999, in Vicksburg, MS and moved to Georgetown in 2002.
He worked as a deckhand on towboats, attended New Orleans Coast Guard School where he received his merchant marine pilot license and worked as a towboat pilot and captain for DeLoach Marine in Baton Rouge, LA on the I.C.W.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, P.B. and Maggie Little, Archie and Edna Bass and father, Jimmy Bass.
He is survived by wife, Virginia Bass of Georgetown; mother and Step-father, Gail and Bruce Young of Georgetown; daughter, Brandee Bass of Jackson; brother, David Bass and wife Pam of Chicago, IL; aunt, Vickie Bass Ramsey and husband Herbert of Hazlehurst and uncle, Phillip Little of Prentiss.