Stanley Mack Baskin

Stanley Mack Baskin, 65, because he believed in and professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, on Feb. 27, he passed from death into eternal life. He is no longer seeing dimly but face to face in the presence of his Savior. Stan had one goal in this life – to know God and make Him known. He did this in his home, his church, and his community.

Stan was a devoted and caring husband to his wife for 42 wonderful years. With his daughters, he was consistently loving and selfless. His marriage and home were an example of Christ to many. Stan loved to grow a vegetable garden every summer. His grandsons were especially fond of Papa’s fried squash and zucchini.

Stan was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church in Murfreesboro for 45 years. He led the singing there from 1973-1989. More recently, he taught 2nd grade Sunday School alongside his wife, served as a deacon, and played tuba in the orchestra. He was an integral part of many changes in the church throughout the years.

Stan spent 34 years as an educator in Rutherford county in the roles of band director, assistant principal, and principal. He led in each of those roles with wisdom and grace. Shortly before his retirement, he became a licensed real estate agent. His attention to detail and ability to stay calm under pressure coupled with his heart for helping people led him to a very fulfilling career with Red Realty.

Stan is preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Charlotte Baskin and his nephew, Jonathan Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Emily; his daughters, Mandy Lee (Jason) Bratten of Smyrna, TN, Ashley (Russ) Greer of Loganville, GA; his grandsons Caleb, Sam, and Jacob Greer; his siblings, Joan (John) Phillips, Jane (Mike) Lisle of Murfreesboro, TN, Mark (Debbie) Baskin of Vidalia, GA, Tim (Kelly) Baskin of Nashville, TN, and many other family members.

Stan touched the lives of so many, and his legacy of faith and love will continue for generations to come. In keeping with Stan’s passion for the gospel, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the International Mission Board, Third Baptist Church mission fund, or Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.

Visitation will be at Third Baptist Church in Murfreesboro from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 with celebration service to follow.

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:1-2

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