William Rufus Baskin

Born on May 25, 1945

Departed on November 4, 2018 and resided in Cross Plains, TN

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William “Bill” Rufus Baskin Sr, age 73, of Cross Plains, passed away Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville after a brief illness.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House Saturday November 10 beginning at 10am until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 2pm. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Municipal Cemetery in White House.
Mr. Baskin was bon on May 25, 1945 in Lebanon Tennessee to the late James Linwood Baskin Sr. and the late Elizabeth Scudder Baskin. He was a graduate of Madison High School. Upon graduation, Mr. Baskin began working at a plumbing warehouse where he learned to drive a tractor trailer. He spent over 35 years driving and managing trucking operations for various companies in the Nashville area. He mostly drove throughout the southern part of the United States logging over three million miles in the cab. When Mr. Baskin was physically unable to drive, he began working at Ace Hardware in White House where all the customers affectionately knew him as “Mr. Bill”. After eight years of assisting customers with a smile on his face, he retired which he said kept him busier than working. Mr. Baskin enjoyed driving the countryside looking at old cars, visiting with friends and family, tinkering in his garage, and helping anyone any way he could.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers James Baskin Jr and Sam Baskin and sisters Joan Roberts and Betty Fain. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Sandra Baskin; his son William Baskin Jr. (Dee), his daughter Michelle Page; his brothers Tommy Baskin and Ronnie Baskin, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or the charity of your choice.

5 Comments to William Rufus Baskin

  1. Jonie Scott
    November 5, 2018 8:17 pm

    Love you uncle Billy . Rip
    You were so loved ! Dance with Jesus for me until I get there

  2. Kim Smith
    November 5, 2018 9:48 pm

    May your memories and family stories bring comfort to you during this time and the time to follow. Remember that you’re never alone..

  3. Mike Viscome
    November 6, 2018 12:16 am

    Bill was a man’s man.Knew how to make people feel good to talk to.He will be missed for now.
    But he did make it to heaven by having The Lord Jesus Christ save his soul.If you want to see Bill again ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and accept God’s forgiveness,.
    Bill is there right now hoping you will trust Christ and turn your life around.
    May the Lord give us comfort in our time of grief.
    See ya later Bill!

  4. Nicole Florio
    November 6, 2018 4:36 pm

    Uncle Billy you will be missed. I will always remember your laugh, hugs and sense of humor. Rest easy your home.

  5. Mike & Denise Hayes
    November 7, 2018 12:33 pm

    Bill was such a great man. Remember his laugh and great calm presents. He gave me my first driving job 32 years ago. Rest in peace

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