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James Fred Baxter

May 30, 1945 May 13, 2019
James Fred Baxter
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James (Jimmy) Fred Baxter, 73, of Oak Ridge, TN passed away, Monday, May 13, 2019 at St Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Weatherford Mortuary with a Celebration of Life beginning at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Jimmy was born May 31, 1945 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Rufus Elmer Baxter and Lucille Wood Baxter. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School and joined the U.S. Army to fight in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in combat. He Honorably retired after 20 years of service. Following retirement, he worked part time as a greenskeeper where enjoyed his love of playing golf and sharing stories and laughs with his closest friends. Fishing was also a big part of Jimmy’s life. He invested that time with his family. Family was most important to Jimmy. He had a unique way of bonding with his children and grandchildren, probably because he was always a child at heart. He was the greatest storyteller! He could take you on exciting adventures that always ended with laughs that would take your breath away! He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Catherine Baxter of Oak Ridge, TN; daughters, Stephanie Allen of Crown Point, IN and Rebecca Carroll of Murfreesboro, TN, and the joys of his life, his grandchildren; Devan Allen, Caitlin Allen, Cameron Allen, Madison Allen, Dakota Carroll, Brennan Carroll, and Landon Carroll. Sisters, Margaret Baxter Womack, Spring Hill; Sandra Baxter Armstrong, Nashville; Mary Baxter Sirene, Warrenton, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Elmer Baxter, by his mother, Lucille Wood Baxter, and brother David Baxter.
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Visitation

Saturday

18

May

11:00 AM 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 5/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

18

May

1:00 PM 5/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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