Monday, April 9, 2012

Passing of KY Div. Commander

April 2012  
Beaufort, South Carolina
re: Bazz Childress
Dear Compatriots,
It is with deep sadness that I write you today of the news concerning the passing of or Kentucky Division Commander, Bazz Childress. Commander Childress has been a stalwart defender of our Southern Heritage and has devoted his life to the vindication of her cause. He will be sorely missed.
From the Lexington Herald-Leader on April 8, 2012:
CHILDRESS Basil "Bazz" Dwayne, 55, died at home on Thu, April 5, 2012 of natural causes. Bazz was married to Rachel Smith Childress for 34 years. They have two daughters, Julianna Ruth Smith Childress, 24, of Nashville, TN and Delaney Adele Smith Childress, 18, of Lexington. Bazz is also survived by his mother, GenevaChildress, and aunt, Gereda Childress Ensminger, both of Cleveland, OH. Bazz had a long career in the banking industry, starting with (old) First Security and ending at Traditional Bank when heart disease required him to retire in 2010. The family considers Central Baptist Church its home. Bazz was proud of his Southern heritage. The family invites you to visit with them on Mon, April 9 from 5-9pm at Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road. A memorial service will be held at the Church on Tue, April 10 at 7pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to Lexington Habitat for Humanity, 700 E Loudon Ave, Lexington, KY 40505.
Respectfully yours,
Michael Givens