Mr. William Wesley Bass, 38, was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 27, 1984, to the late William Wesley Burton and Lisa Bass. He departed this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

William attended Brook Haven High School in Columbus, Ohio, and prior to his death worked at Food Lion.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Wesley Burton.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his mother, Lisa Bass; a son, J. J. Okobi Williams; two daughters, Keyana Bass and Nupie Moore; two brothers, Antwan Bass of Columbus, Ohio, and Tory Simpson of Statesville, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Rutledge and Bigham Morturary, Statesville, N.C. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Bass at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Bass family.

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