Services for Mr. B F Blass were held at noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at Northcrest Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Danny Lanier, Rev. Wade Phillips and Rev. Paul Davis officiated.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Northcrest Baptist Church.
Mr. B F Blass, 90, of Little Rock passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
His son, Dr. Danny Lanier (Janet) of Little Rock; two grandsons, Justin Lanier (Dr. Nina) of Birmingham, Ala., and Micah Lanier (Charis) of Franklin, Tenn.; great-grandson, N.D. Lanier of Birmingham, Ala.; special niece, Cindy Arnold (Dave) of McKinley Park, Alaska; special nephew, David Chaney (Donna) of Tupelo; six very special friends, Elois and Bob Gamel, Dean Chaney, Robert Smith and Dr. John and Tracey Miller; two nephews, Ronnie Blass (Barbara) of Newton and Randy Estes (Wynell) of Little Rock; six nieces, Rexanne Rigdon (Jeff) of Union, Renae Hillhouse (Richie) of Chunky, Karen McMahan (Shorty) of Union, Betty Dewitt of Little Rock, Rachel Estes of Little Rock and Charlotte Rose (Bill) of Fort Smith, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Candace Blass; four brothers, Roselyn Blass, Robert Blass, John Blass and Isham Blass; two sisters, Mary Chaney and Dot Estes; and nephew, Rex Chaney.
Pallbearers: Robert Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Jerry Marlow, Leon Holifield, Gary Simpson, Sonny Watkins and Kyle Covington
Honorary Pallbearers were John Cook, Jim Harris, Jimmy Alexander and Wayne Raley.
Retiring in 1989 after 30 years of teaching school at Sebastopol, Hickory and Beulah Hubbard, Mr. Blass started traveling across the United States with his son, Dr. Danny Lanier, to spread the gospel of God’s word. He drove Dr. Dan over a half million miles in the twenty years of traveling with him to spread the gospel.
His hobbies were cutting his grass and cooking. Dr. Dan says, many people did not know but he was an excellent cook. He made the best biscuits.
Mr. Blass was a faithful member of Northcrest Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a man that walked close to God and exemplified the fruits of Jesus in his kindness, compassion, graciousness and love toward others. He truly had a servant’s heart.