HENDERSON — Coach Wilton E. Baskett, 62, of Henderson, passed away on Jan. 9, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Vance County to Almorine Brandon and the late Nathaniel Baskett.

Baskett retired in March 2020 after 37 years of coaching and teaching, much of that time with Vance County Schools. Baskett was head basketball coach at Northern Vance High School and won his 400th game with the Vance County Vipers last season.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 339 Jones Chapel Road, Norlina. Viewing will be from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Survivors include his mother, Almorine Brandon; children, Wilton E. Baskett II and Amy L. Baskett; and the mother of his children, Linda R. Perry.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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