Teddy B. "Bear" Bass, of Doolittle, MO, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the age of 56.

He was born in Houston, MO on March 7, 1956 to the late Richard and Bonita (McDaniels) Bass.

On April 11, 1988 he married Penny Brumett, who survives.

Bear was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family.

He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife, Penny Bass, of the home; two daughters, Brandy Wright, of Columbia, TN, and Christy Holderby, of Rolla; three sisters, Sharon Thurman and husband Jeff, of CA, Debbie Baeumel and husband Steve, of ID, Donna Thurman and husband Greg, of WA; one brother, Ken Bass and wife Judy, of WA; three sisters-in-law, Jan Lane and husband Champ, of Duke, MO, Brenda Hoffman, of Jerome, MO, and Judy Paul and husband Roger, of Rolla; brothers-in-law, Leroy Brumett and wife Lonnie, of Doolittle, David Brumett and wife Elaine, of Rolla, and Chris Brumett and wife Gina, of Jerome; seven grandchildren, Dakota, Dalton, Kaly, Mason, and Gracie, all of TN, and Austin and Gage, of Rolla; a host of nieces and nephews, other extended family members and many friends.

A memorial service for Bear Bass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Thursday beginning at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuenralhome.com

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.