A compassionate Murfreesboro leader passed away on Tuesday (2/27/2018). In his 65-years, Dr. Stan Baskin devoted his life to seeing that area youth had an opportunity to learn, taught those around him how to live life in a way that helps others, and shared his love for music that grew stronger over the years.
For 34-years Dr. Baskin served as a band director, assistant principal and principal with the Rutherford County School system.
It was under Dr. Baskin’s leadership as principal of the Homer Pittard Campus School, that the facility was updated to twenty-first century standards in 2008 and 2009.
He was proud of his time at the helm of Middle Tennessee State University’s campus school that continues to be operated as a public school under the direction of the county school system.
With his leadership, the grade rankings of Campus School compared to other facilities rose higher. In fact, social studies ranking exploded to one and a half-times higher than the national average.
Shortly before his retirement from the field of education, Dr. Baskin 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.
Throughout the years, his love for music was evidenced at Third Baptist Church where Stan led the singing from 1973 to 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 his 45 years there.
He led in each of those roles with wisdom and grace.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 o’clock this coming Saturday (3/3/2018) afternoon at Murfreesboro’s Third Baptist Church. The celebration service follows at 4:00PM.
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.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Charlotte Baskin and his nephew, Jonathan Phillips. He is survived by his wife of 42-years, 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.
Woodfin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.