|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1929|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2008|
Ardmore, OK —
Funeral services for James John Henry Baxter, 79, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Reverend Kent House officiating. Interment will follow at the Baxter Family Cemetery.
Born to Manuel Ezel and Minnie Viola Powell Baxter on Aug. 18, 1929 in Ardmore and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 10, 2008.
James and the former Dora Alice Roberts were married on July 14, 1945 in Ardmore, and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph Anthony Baxter; daughter-in-law, Debbie Baxter; brothers, Harvey and Clarence Baxter; and sisters, Dorothy Poindexter and Edna Wickware.
He had been a resident of Ardmore all of his life. He was a self-employed painting contractor in the Ardmore area. James devoted his life to his wife and children. He loved the outdoors, whether it was ranching, hunting or fishing.
He is survived by his children, Mary Alice Williamson and husband Keith, James "Jim" Baxter Jr. and his wife Sandy, Billy John Baxter and his wife Kathy, Manuel Lee Baxter, all of Ardmore, Cindy Kay Russell and husband Darryl, of Oklahoma City, and Ruby Baxter, of Dallas; sisters, Bobbie Rhodes of Ardmore and Ruby Kyle of Georgia; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gabriel Williamson, Jonathan Baxter, Michael King, Jason Williamson, James S. Baxter III, and Douglas Baxter. Honorary bearer will be Jerry Graves.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Dora Alice Roberts Baxter (1929 - 1988)*
Mary Alice ( Baxter ) Williamson (1945 - 2010)*
Joseph Anthony Baxter (1963 - 1981)*
Baxter Family Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 11, 2008
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