James Odell "Smoky" Baskerville

Born in Portland, TN on January 12, 1934

Departed on April 19, 2019 and resided in Portland, TN

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James Odell “Smoky” Baskerville, age 85 of Portland, passed away April 19, 2019 at his home. Mr. Baskerville was born in Portland, TN on January 12, 1934 to the late Wade Augustus Baskerville and the late Cammie Elizabeth Branham Baskerville. Mr. Baskerville owned and operated Baskerville Auto Salvage for over 40 years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, was an avid coon hunter, a NASCAR fan, he enjoyed having get-togethers and cookouts, but most of all he loved his family. The family would like to say a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Highpoint Hospice for their care of Mr. Baskerville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his partner in life, Betty Baskerville; children, Brenda Gonzalez and Keith Baskerville; siblings, Nellie Juanita “Johnny”, Dorothy, Lucille, Virginia, Wade, Jr., and Bobby. He is survived by his children, Sheila Mitchell, Melody Waddle (Farmer), Tina Barber (Kevin), Phillip Baskerville (Judy), and Toni Constant (John); 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren; and siblings, Billy, Michael, Anita, Theda, Peggy, and Connie. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:00 P.M. with Bro. W.T. Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with James Green, Shawn Mitchell, Johnny Sloan, Rocky Baskerville, Farmer Waddle, and Nicky Baskerville serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 4-8 P.M. and Tuesday from 10 A.M. until service time at 12 P.M. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, Phone: (615)452-1943, Obituary Line: (615)452-7589 www.crestviewfh.com

4 Comments to Mr. James Odell "Smoky" Baskerville

  1. Bethany Mccormick Wolfe
    April 20, 2019 11:26 pm

    Prayers To the family. He was a good guy i’ve knew him sense I was a little girl.

    • Rachel Green
      May 23, 2019 11:18 pm

      I’m one of James granddaughters and that means alot to us. Thank you. Papal knew alot of people and alot of people knew him.

  2. Arthur
    May 2, 2019 8:24 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. But may the words of Jesus Christ be able to ease the pain of losing him in death. In John 5:28,29 is where we find him speaking to us all about a time when he will resurrect the dead back to life again and then all of them will be able to live forever on this earth,as the Bible gives us that promise, found in Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So may these words bring a real sense of comfort to your hearts and allow your minds eye to see your selves welcoming him back into your arms again to hold and to cherish forever.

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