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Jay Evan Pete Bass

Born: 12/24/1963

Died: 10/1/2008

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Jay Evan Pete Bass, 44, passed away October 1, 2008, at his home in Stigler. He was born December 24, 1963, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to Gene and Sue Hall Bass.

Mr. Bass was a 1982 graduate of Stigler High School where he was deeply involved in school leadership and was a four-year letterman in all sports. An avid OU fan, he went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.

His career accomplishments are varied and impressive, serving in a management capacity in restaurants, health care and other high profile businesses. His most prized service was as city manager for his beloved hometown of Stigler.

An intensely organized manager, Pete was instrumental in the planning and construction of the recently completed Roye Parki, a great source of pride. His leadership and talents extended to many areas, with Leadership Oklahoma, a select organization of Oklahoma’s elite community and business leaders, among the most prominent. He was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Whitefield.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Clark; his grandparents, Jim Sr. and Ann Hall, and Elgie Bass.

Survivors include his daughter, Jaedyn Bass, and son, Lakin Bass, both of the home; his mother, Sue Clark of Stigler; his father, Gene Bass and wife Betty of McAlester; Shelli Bass and Tuesdae Riley of Stigler; one sister, Janice Bracken and husband Mike of Stigler; one brother, Jim Bass and wife Helen of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Alma Ruth Bass of Muskogee; six stepbrothers, James, Jeff and Greg Belote, David, John and Jim Clark; two nephews, two nieces and their children; and a tightknit extended family and countless number of friends and acquaintances.