Bobby Joe Pass, age 80, of New Palestine, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Born on August 7, 1942, in McRoberts, Kentucky, he was the son of Lake Erie (Bentley) and Carl Berry Pass. He was a 1960 graduate of Fleming Neon High School in Kentucky. During the Korean War, he proudly served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1964, in the 127th Signal Corp. On August 28, 1999, Bobby married Madonna (Griffith) in Gatlinburg.
For over 40 years, he was the manufacturing and transportation manager at Lilly Industrial Coatings and retired in 2007. During high school, Bobby was involved in the radio broadcasting club and was known as “BJ the DJ”, teenage DJ. In later years, he operated a Ham Radio and his handle was N9AMS. He liked country and gospel music and loved spending time with his family.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Madonna Pass; children, Jeff Pass (Emily) of New Palestine and Melissa McCord (John Griffith) of Greenfield; stepchildren, James Stephen Quillen (Randy) of Fairfax, VA and Michael Duane Quillen (Angela) of Kannapolis, NC; grandchildren, Michael Scott Quillen, Jessica Leigh Hall, Willow Grace Quillen, Joshua Ray McCord, Lindsey Jo McCord, Delaney Marie Pass, and Lillian Jane Pass; greatgrandchildren, Landon, Ayden, Cameron and Isabella; and sister, Rebecca Hughes (Joe) of Cadiz, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lake and Carl; brother, James Pass; and his sister, Judy Robinson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Jason Taylor officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Powell Valley Cemetery in Tazwell, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to P.A.W.S., 1224 W Main St Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.