Victor Allen Baskett
Oct 17, 1955
Nov 3, 2022
Victor Allen Baskett departed this life on Thursday, November 3, 2022.
Visitation 11am - 1pm Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Christ's Church for Our Community at 1226 Krupp Park Drive. Funeral to follow at 1pm.
Victor Allen Baskett was born on Monday, October 17, 1955 to the late Bettie and Leroy Thomas Sr. He was the third oldest of six - three brothers, James Jr., Harold, and Marvin; and two sisters, Mary and Claudette. He gave his life to Christ by accepting Him as his personal savior in his early teens. A critical figure in Victor’s life during this time was Brother Henry Johnson of Westside Church of Christ who fostered his growth in Christianity. Victor taught his family about Christ, and they all accepted Jesus as their Savior. He was a devout charter member of Christ’s Church for Our Community as of the third Sunday of March 2000.
Graduating from high school with honors, he attended The College of the Scriptures before joining the United States Army. Shortly after receiving his Airborne certification, he was honorably discharged from the military. Victor then decided to enroll at Sullivan College, where he received his Associates degree, fulfilling the requirements to become an air traffic controller. His best memory from that time was when he was recognized and rewarded for preventing an accident. Upon realizing that two planes were trying to use the same runway, Victor took swift action and made decisions that undoubtedly saved live
Victor had a tremendous work ethic, and as the “Pallet King” he was known for stacking pallets to the sky! An entrepreneur himself, he shared his business savvy with others, guiding them on how to survive and provide. With an ability to explain the most complex ideas, he was a gifted storyteller and a natural teacher. He also had a magnetic personality - an instant charmer who could light up any room. A loving and dedicated grandfather, he cherished playing an active role in the lives of all his grandchildren from the moment they were born. Oftentimes described by others as "the best man I have ever known," he would always give without remembering and receive without forgetting. Victor was selfless and truly unique, with a heart of gold.
He was preceded in death by his brothers James Jr. and Harold Brown; and his nephew Gregory Dodson III. He departed his earthly home on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Victor leaves to cherish his memory: fiancée, Sonja “Vette” Murrah; children, Khatina, Zerric, Tasa, Jason and Donavan; grandchildren, Kairo, Keliah, Elijah, Judah, Sage, Tasa Jr., Ja’vontae, Jase, Judge, and Za’Riah; a host of nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.