James Russell Baxter, age 89, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Bridge Point in Florence, KY. He was born in Tyron, KY on January 30, 1931 to the late William Tolbert Baxter and Lottie B. Alcorn Peavler. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by nine brothers; three sisters; and two grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Baxter; four daughters, Margie (Roger) Willoughby, Anna (John) Mea Shackleford, Carolyn Ziegler, Jennifer Michelle Baxter; three sons; James Russell Baxter Jr., Russell (Linda) William Baxter, Lane (Carrie) Allen Baxter; one sister, Betty (Donald) Walls, twenty-two grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, August 27th at 11:00 AM at Ware Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leesburg Christian Church, 6005 KY 1842, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. View and sign the guest book www.warefuneralhome.com.