James M. "Don" Baxter Jr.

BAXTER, JAMES "DON," M. JR., 71, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Essex Nursing and Rehab.

He retired in 2007 as a truck driver for Product Distribution.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma L. Baxter; parents, James and Beulah Baxter Sr; granddaughter, Olivia Baumgardener; and brother, David Baxter.

He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly A. Hardin (Eric), Donna Jo Baxter (Bill), Amanda R. Baumgardener (Kenny) and Sherry Cape (Chuck); son, Michael Baxter; step-sons, Jesse and Robbie Billharz; step-daughters, Kathyrn S. Skaggs, Karen L. Atwell (Lonnie), Gayle L. Prichard and Denise M. Creech; 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Fillmore S. Baxter; and sisters, Judy F. Cotton, Patricia Ann Loveless, Linda L. Davenport and Teresa Miller.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Sunday with the funeral beginning at 7 p.m. at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr. Cremation to follow.

Expression of sympathy may be made to .


Published in The Courier-Journal on June 29, 2012