Julius Edward Baskin was born on September 17th, 1942 in Lynch, Kentucky. He was the youngest child of Sanford Baskin and Mattie Watkins-Baskin. Julius graduated from West Main High School in May of 1960, going on to attend Kentucky State University from 1960-1962. He was a member of the basketball team during his high school and college years. After college, Julius served in the United States Marine Corps until being honorably discharged in April of 1966. He went on to work for the United States Postal Service, working 38-39 years, until he retired. Julius was known for two unmistakable characteristics, one God-given and one acquired; 1) he had a glorious, resonate bass voice and, 2) he ALWAYS had a toothpick hanging out of his mouth! In terms of hobbies, it was a well-known fact that he loved sports; particularly football and basketball. Football and basketball seasons were two of his favorite times of the year. However, a lesser known passion of his was that he was an avid reader of psychology books. Julius departed this life on December 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Andrew, Sylvester, William, Sanford, Louis, and Curtis. Julius was a devoted sibling, selflessly caring for his brother Curtis, (who passed earlier this year), and sister Ruth, (living, K.C.K.) until his health deemed him no longer able. Also left to cherish his memory is his son, Julius E. Baskin, Jr. (Olathe, Ks.), two daughters; Nichelle Baskin (Shawnee Mission, Ks.) and Regina Shepherd (Olathe, Ks.), 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
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