|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2012|
Roger Du Val BASKETTE Sr.
Native Nashville attorney, was born on December 12, 1924 and passed away February 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Baskette, Sr.; mother, Sara Norman; sisters, Elizabeth Baskette, Sara Gayle Baskette McCord and brother, Robert Norman Baskette. He is survived by his wife, Thetis Peacock Baskette; son, Roger D. Baskette, Jr.; daughters, Pam Baskette Caples (Greg), Rene Baskette Batson (Garry), Marsha Baskette Dunn (Steve) and grandchildren, Hunter Batson, Chad Batson, Brandon Caples, Tyler Caples, Chase Caples, Shelby Dunn and Jesse Dunn. He was descended from some of the earliest settlers of America, including the first Secretary of the colony of Virginia, William Claiborne, who arrived in Jamestown in October 1621 and Daniel Du Val Huegenot, who arrived in 1701 on the York River. Mr. Baskette was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII and served in battles at the Rohr River and Remagen Bridge. He served as the first Metro Councilman of the 35th District. He was a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations and practiced law for 57 years. He was a founding member and former Deacon of Bellevue Church of Christ. He was past president of the Andrew Jackson Chapter of the SAR, member of the Huegenot Society, Magna Carta Barons, and Colonial Order of the Crown. Funeral services will be held at Bellevue Church of Christ at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will be at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in honor of Roger Du Val Baskette. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, (615)646-9292.
Published in The Tennessean on February 27, 2012
Thetis Peacock Baskette (1926 - 2012)*
Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens
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Record added: Feb 27, 2012
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