James R. Baskette
On November 27, 2018, James R. Baskette, husband of the late Ruth Baskette, passed away at home with family by his side.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Bessie Baskette; his son, James R. Baskette Jr.; and son in law, Richard Rodgers Jr.
Mr. Baskette is survived by his daughter, Sharon Rodgers; daughter in law, Tena Baskette; and Mark and Pat McGehee. Also survived by his loving grandchildren: Rick Rodgers and wife Angela, April Richter and husband Derrick, Jordan Baskette, Bryanne Baskette; and his devoted great grandchildren: Jacob, Trent, Tyler and Ashlyn.
Jim was the rock of his family, a man of few words with a strong and kindhearted presence. Born in Sparrows Point, he grew up in Highlandtown and moved to Dundalk in his teens. He graduated from Thomas A. Edison Vocational High School in 1948 with a degree in mechanical drafting.