of Mountain View, AR
February 3, 1950 - October 7, 2021
Solomon L. J. Bass IV, age 71, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Batesville, Arkansas. Solomon was born in Milwaukee, WI, to Mossie Lee Tayler and Bonie Bass on February 3, 1950. Solomon was a veteran of the Vietnam Era Conflict having served as Army Artillery Surveyor, and also served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He was proud to be a member of the Stone County Honor Guard. As a veteran himself he was sincere in giving a final farewell salute to a fellow service member. If you knew Solomon you knew you could find him in his spare time somewhere at a fishing hole. He was an avid football fan. He was known to pull off the road in the rain to help a stranger change a flat tire or provide other assistance if need be. He gave so much of himself. He loved to mentor young people and draw out their strengths and encourage their growth. He was devoted to Stone Ground Natural Foods and visitors would always be greeted with a big smile, a joke, good service, comfort and friendship when needed.Solomon is survived by his wife, Janice Cavender, brother, Robert L. Taylor; sister, Rosie L. Goldsberry both of Milwaukee, WI, son, Solomon C Bass V, daughters, Lisha Bass of Minnesota, Monica Davis from Appleton, WI, Marshell (Eric) Wilson, Milwaukee, WI, Solonia Bass, Scottsdale, AZ, Therese Harris, Knoxville, TN and Mechelle Cunningham, Atlanta, GA; daughter, Shawna (Chris) Long; brothers-in-law, Clyde (Earlene) Cavender, Howard (Sandy) Cavender, Lowell (Becky) Cavender; sister-in-law, Geraldine (Chuck) Huff, granddaughter Shanice Vaughn as well as many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews too numerous to name here . Solomon was preceded in death by his parents, sister Willola, brother Ben Bass, Ruby Bass, grandson, Mickey Davis, Mary Cavender, Kathy Cavender and Ella Phillips. Visitation will begin 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View, Arkansas. Services will follow at 4:00 PM with Joel Breeding officiating. Pallbearers are Solomon Bass V, Curtis Malone, Dylan Highfill, Casey Maricle, Aaron Maricle, Alyssa Konkler. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Long, Ryan Farris, Sawyer Boyd and the Stone County Honor Guard, Burial will be in Flatwoods Cemetery.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Solomon. He served to our great nation and our veterans. He has been a blessing in this community, and to all who meet him, His smile, humor and friendliness will be missed by all. It is my prayer that the Lord grants his family comfort and peace as they deal with the loss of this kind-hearted gentleman.
Janice, My Mom, Mary Brown & I are so sorry to hear of your loss of Solomon. He was such a pleasant man and we always enjoyed seeing him in the store. It was the highlight of her week when my Mom could visit with you and Solomon in the store. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. God be with you all and give you special comfort in this difficult time. Love you.
The light of ur love will always shine down upon us. I’m so glad that the plan was set for you and I to be friends/family❤️ See you when I get there…
Though I didn't know you that well, I know by the people who loved you, you spent your life showing love to others ❤ may you rest knowing you had a wonderful impact on all those who had the pleasure of your presence ,RIP sweet man.
I'm so glad I went by the store and visited with you the last time I was in Mountain View. It was an honor to serve with you in the Honor Guard. You were so dedicated to the roll you played there. I pray God's blessings will be bestowed on your family. You are dearly missed already. Wish we had gone on that fishing trip together that we always talked about.
He was a fine man and I am proud to have known him. The world is a smaller, lesser place without him.
Janice and family. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a special man who was a blessing to our community. Keeping you in prayers! Ronda and Gerald
Janice, So sorry to hear of Solomon's passing. Always enjoyed seeing him with a smile on his face and a friendly greeting to all. Prayers for you and your family during this time.
Dear Janice and family, It has been a honor to have Solomon as a friend in our community. We will all miss seeing Solomon and the conversations We have had with him and Janice at the store. Janice I know your heart is broken but know your friends are praying for you ant that God has you close to him during this time of grief. Cherish your memories until you are with Solomon again. Love and PrayersKeith & Sonja Jessen
Sweet Janice: I know you are heartbroken and I wish I had words to ease your pain. Please know that you and your family are ever most in my prayers and will continue to be for the many days ahead. Love, Christal
Thank you for your service and dedication to the honor guard. Great courage in the mist of adversity. I enjoyed the visits to the store and conversations. Rest In Peace.
My heart is heavy thinking of you. The pain in your loved ones hearts. We will keep thinking of you, remembering your friendship and your commitment to friends, family, community and nation.
We loved you Solomon and will miss you so very much.
RIP. Thank you for your service to our great nation and your continued service to all of our veterans. You were a blessing to be around everytime that we talked. You will be missed by all. Prayers for all
Your smile, humor and friendliness will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
We're so sorry for your loss. Solomon was greatly loved by many. Prayers are with you
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family & friends . You are going to be greatly missed. Thanks you for all you have done here in this community, your a friend to all who meet you, serviced this county & country thank you for your service. We are all better for knowing you. Going to miss you, my friend. Thank you , Solomon & RIP my friend.
Mr. Bass was a great man
Proverbs 14:26 "In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge."
The Stone County Honor Guard will never be the same without you. May God Rest Your Soul