Funeral services for Justin Conway Baskins, 49, Baldwin City, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mr. Baskins died January 27, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.
He was born April 15, 1961 in Windsor, MO, the son of James D. and Maudie Darlene (Hager) Baskins.
Justin graduated high school in Denver, CO.
He worked as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning service technician for 30 years.
Justin was a member of the NRA.
Survivors include his parents; James & Darlene, Baldwin City, KS; one daughter; Stephanie Leistra, Lawrence, KS; two sons, Christopher Baskins, San Diego, CA, and Jeremy Baskins, Denver, CO; one granddaughter, Klaire Baskins; two sisters, Jami Thompson, Baldwin City, KS, and Carmen Barela, Denver, CO; aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by one son; Michale Baskins and one brother, Darren Baskins on August, 30, 1997.
Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Paralyzed Veterans of America and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Jami—thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. May the fond memories you have of your brother help comfort you at this tough time. I am confident he will find peace in the Lord. His struggle is over, and now he can find joy in the next world. Vanessa.
Jami- I have thought about your family all weekend. Please find peace in the fact your brother is truly resting and at peace. Many prayers have been said for you and your family and they will continue to be said.
God saw the road was getting tough, the hill was hard to climb. He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered, you are mine, come home and rest.
Conway was a mentor to me my first year on HVAC.a friend who meant a lot. R.I.P.