ALEXANDRIA, Tenn. — Kurt Bass has been appointed as a member of the DTC Communications Board of Directors in the Temperance Hall exchange, filling the unexpired term of Jimmy Oakley who recently resigned. Oakley proudly served on the board from 2011-2017, always keeping the best interests of the cooperative and its members at heart.
Bass serves as a Licensed Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer with Bass Funeral Home, Inc. in Gordonsville and Carthage, and Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, becoming the fifth generation member in his family business. He is a 2010 graduate of Gordonsville High School and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In 2012, Bass earned a Funeral Director certificate from John A. Gupton College in Nashville. In 2016, he earned an Accounting degree from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Bass is the son of Danny and the late Annette Manning Bass of Lancaster. He is married to Christina Massey of Stonewall, and they have two children, Benjamin and Katherine. He and his family attend Carthage United Methodist Church where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and is involved in both the youth group and choir. Bass is also a member of the Southside Lions Club and the Carthage Masonic Lodge.
“My family has been involved with DTC Communications since the very beginning, previously having several family members serve on the board of directors,” said Bass of his appointment to the board. “Serving people has been a tradition in my family through our business and within the community for over 100 years. It is a great honor for me to serve the members of DTC Communications. I look forward to this opportunity to represent not only the people of Temperance Hall, but each and every member of the cooperative.”
DTC Communications is a member-owned telecommunications cooperative established in 1951. The cooperative provides communication, entertainment, and security products and services to residential and business customers, primarily throughout Middle Tennessee.