March 10, 1937 - March 22, 2022
Johnny Dean Baskette, age 85 of Morristown, passed away peacefully at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Johnny was born and raised in the Alpha/Talbott Community. A life long truck driver he started driving at the young age of 14 after the passing of his father J.D. Baskette. Throughout his career, Johnny worked for Austin-Bell, T.J. Graves, Rugel Church Furnishings, and Eagles Distributing which lead him coast-to-coast across America making many friends along the way. Johnny also had a passion for farming and the agricultural life which he enjoyed with his family. In his later years, Johnny could be found around the community enjoying morning coffee with friends. Johnny Baskette was a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Carol Potter Baskette; father and mother, J.D. and Pauline Baskette; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Dave and Della Mae Potter, Jr brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rev. Michael and Sylvia Potter; and brother-in-law, Keith D. Rugel. Survivors include son, John (Kendall Lawson) Baskette; daughter, Kimberly (Rev. Ronald) Winstead; grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Winstead, Andrea (Jonathan) Howard; John Dean and Carianna Baskette; great-grandchildren, Greyson and Grant Winstead and Simon Howard; sister, Patricia Rugel; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Charlotte (Wayne) Stepp nieces and nephews, Sheree (Randall) Young, David (Mary) Stepp, and Paula (Joe) Gibson; and a host of family and friends. Special thanks to caregiver, Melisa Allen. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Mayes Mortuary and the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Lynn Porter officiating. Graveside services will be Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 2PM in Sunderland Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Friends of Hospice Serenity House 421 N. High Street, Morristown, TN 37814.
Johnny Dean Baskette, age 85 of Morristown, passed away peacefully at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Johnny was born and raised in the Alpha/Talbott Community. A life long truck driver he started driving at... View Obituary & Service Information
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