Cassell “Cassie” Bass Tullos
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Spring Cottage Cemetery for Cassell “Cassie” Bass Tullos, 78, of Columbia, who died on Sunday, Nov. 8. Rev. Dennis Atwood and Dr. Hiram Campbell officiated at the services.
As a longtime resident of Columbia, he attended and graduated from Hub High School. He served our nation faithfully in the United States Navy from 1962-1966. He worked for Texaco/Chevron in the oil field industry for over 30 years. He enjoyed raising cattle and reading books about history and archeology. He was a devoted Christian and faithful member of Spring Cottage Baptist Church. He was well known throughout the community for his good humor and courteous nature. He entertained family and friends with thoughtful stories and witty anecdotes. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Worth Tullos; mother, Sarah “Sadie” Tullos; one brother, Ronald Mack Tullos; two sisters, Jane Kloman and Rosa Amberson.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Amy Tullos of Columbia; three daughters, Ann Atwood (Dennis) of Mount Olive, N.C., Karen Whitten (Daniel) of Greenville, S.C., and Suzanne Chatelain (Ryan) of Johnson City, Tenn.; one son, Robert Cassell Tullos (Liz) of Columbia; 10 grandchildren, Dylan Atwood, Cole Atwood, Noah Atwood, Cassie Blythe Whitten, Alex Whitten, Blaze Tullos, Ethan Chatelain, Sean Chatelain, Angel Chatelain and Katie Brewer; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Olouse Tullos, John Tullos, Rex Tullos and Tim Tullos; two sisters, Gayle Yager and Sarah Hutto, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nurses and caregivers at Forrest General Home Health and Hospice for ministering to him during these final days.
In leu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Cassie to Gideons International or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.