Mr. Baskins peacefully passed away at a medical facility in El Cajon, CA. He has been married to his lovely wife, Colonia M. Baskins, for sixty-two years.
Viewing is Friday, July 18th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Mortuary. Funeral is Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Second Baptist Church of Linda Vista located at 2706 Korink Avenue; San Diego, CA 92111.
Entombment with Full Military Honors will immediately follow service at Greenwood Mausoleum. Please feel free to contact us for information.
RUDOLPH JASON BASKINS was born July 20, 1927 in Springfield Arkansas. He was the third of six children born to Theimer H. and Willie Alberta Baskins. He attended elementary and junior high school at North View School and graduated from Conway County Training School in Menifee, Arkansas.
Rudolph, affectionately known as Rudy, accepted Christ in his life at an early age and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, under the pastorate of the late Rev. J. R. Jamison.
After graduating high school in 1945, Rudolph was drafted into the United States Army, served his country and was honorably discharged. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and decided to make it a career.
During the early part of Rudolph’s service in the Navy, he married his high school sweetheart, Colonia Martean Jackson. Their union was blessed with two children, daughter, Michelle Arnetta and son, Aranda Maran.
Rudy retired from the United States Navy after twenty-two years of dedicated service to his country. He then became employed by United States Government Civil Service and retired from Naval Air Station Miramar as a warehouseman after twenty-two years of employment. During both his careers, Navy and Civil Service, Rudy received numerous commendations and awards for his excellence.
Rudolph’s father, Theimer, a professor and World War I Veteran, died when Rudolph was eight years old. His mother, Willie raised all of their six children to love and stay tuned to the Lord God Almighty. All of them completed college except Rudy, who chose to serve his country. He served several tours overseas and was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Rudolph joined Second Baptist Church of Linda Vista in San Diego, California in 1965 and was a member for forty-five years. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Unit K. West and served as Treasurer for many years.
Rudy was preceded in death by his mother in 1969 and his eldest sister, Elteaser Baskins-Hammond in 2000.
God called for Rudolph Jason Baskins to come home on July 13, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife who on January 26, 2014 celebrated sixty-two years of marriage, Colonia Martean Baskins; daughter, Michelle Arnetta Compton Long; son, Aranda Maran Baskins; grandchildren, Monica Dawn Compton, Marcus Lydell Compton and Andre Terrell Baskins all of San Diego, California; brothers, Thomas H. Baskins of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Lewis C. Baskins, D.D.S. of Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Louvenia Williams and Mae Willie Winn both of San Francisco, California and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.