The Norman Transcript


December 12, 2012

R. Hardin Baskett

NORMAN — R. Hardin Baskett, 94, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Norman.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Norman Senior Citizens Center, 329 S. Peters. There will be a Masonic funeral conducted by John Holman. Arrangements are by Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Hardin was born July 14, 1918, in Fisherville, Ky., to Pleasant and Roberta (Lea) Baskett. He married Lillian P. Brumley, September 12, 1936.

Hardin was a laboratory technician for Kentucky Artificial Breeding Association for 35 years before retiring in 1983.

Hardin was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 63 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and growing flowers for his wife, Lillian. He was active in church and was a deacon of Fisherville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lillian P. Brumley Baskett; seven brothers and their spouses.

Hardin is survived by his daughter, Bobby Anderson of Norman; one granddaughter, Allison Lea Timberlake and husband Bryan of Edmond; three great-grandchildren, Reed, Lauren and Sam Timberlake; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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