Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments
Jimmie Baskin, 67, of Maryville, Tennessee, departed this earth on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. He was an exceptionally kind and loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jimmie enjoyed life and his family. He also loved being a soldier serving 27 years in the United States Army and during his tenure his accomplishments humbly included:
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (10LC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Oversea Service Ribbon(3), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Sharpshooter Badge (M-16), Subject to active duty recall by the Secretary of the Army.
After completing his military career, he was employed with Denso Corporation for 23 years. We would like to thank all his co-workers and management team for their many expressions of kindness and support during the loss of our loved one. In addition, we would like to give special thanks to the Muslim Community of Knoxville for their spiritual guidance and prayers during the time of our bereavement.
He was preceded in death his father Jimmie Baskin, Sr. and mother Ethel Flowers Baskin.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Khadra Baskin of 25 years. From this union, two devoted sons were born: Mohamed and Yousef Baskin, both of Maryville, TN. Also, Jim was the father of Norman, Ron (Patricia) and Jacqueline all of South Carolina and James Spencer of Arizona. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Siblings include, Lucille Knighting (Melvin), Mattie Jones Baskin (James) of Georgia, Andrew Baskin (Symerdar) of Kentucky, and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
Again, words cannot express how much we appreciated the support we received during our time of bereavement. Each act of kindness and love will never be forgotten.
“The Baskin Family”