Bass-Smith Funeral Home has been serving North Carolina area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

William E. (Jack) Bass, Sr. (1919-1984)

  • Graduate of Appalachian State
  • Married Helen Sherrill Bass and had twins, William E. "Jack" Bass & Helen Bass
  • Started Bass-Smith Funeral Home with Richard Smith in 1948
  • Served as County Coroner for many years
  • Active in politics, Legion Baseball
  • Married Faye Daughtrey Bass in 1972
  • Was active in the Funeral Home until his death in 1984

William E. (Jack) Bass, Jr. (1942-1993)

  • Graduate of Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. in 1964
  • Married Rosemary Newton Bass and they had two daughters, Katie & Molly
  • Very active in politics
  • Helped his father run the funeral home & took over the business when he died
  • Coached Midget League Basketball for 12 years
  • Honored in 1991 with a seat on the Board of Directors for National Selected Morticians
  • Died in 1993 at which time his wife Rosemary Bass took over management of the funeral home with help from her two daughters who remain active in the business

Left to Right: Katie, Rosemary and Molly Bass.

Joining the Company
W.E. "Jack" Bass, Jr. joined the company after his 1964 graduation from Wofford College, overseeing significant growth in the firm

Original Ambulance
The First Ambulance, known as the "Easter Egg"

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334 2nd Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601

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