Raymond "Butch" A. Baxter, 61, of Middle Ridge Road, Perry, died April 4, 2014, at Regency Hospital in Warrensville Heights.
He was born July 14, 1952, in Clarksburg, WV, the son of Raymond L. & Martha (Dudash) Baxter.
He was a resident of Lake County for the majority of his life and was a self-employed dry wall hanger.
Butch loved stock car racing, fishing and his family. Around the race tracks he was known as the "Silly Hillbilly" and "One Lap Baxter".
He is survived by his mother, Katherine Baxter, of Geneva-on-the-Lake; who raised Butch; children, Raymond "Butch" Baxter, Jr., Angela Baxter and Heather Baxter; two grandchildren, Brandon & Brooke Baxter; siblings, Kevin Baxter of Geneva, Jeff Baxter of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Helen "Kay" Baxter of Fairport Harbor, Carol Baxter of Perry, and Pamela Walker Omesis of Pittsburgh, PA; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Carrie Baxter; and four sisters, Delores Snooks Lawson, Jodee Kosch, Barbara Reed and Sandra Strong.
A Graveside service will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. Following the service a gathering will be held at Concord Woods, 11211 Spear Rd., Concord. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Stadium Lounge in Painesville. All are welcome to all of the above services and gatherings.
The family has entrusted the Jefferson Home of Fleming &Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St., Jefferson, to handle the arrangements. Condolence expressions at fleming-billman.com.
Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, Inc. - Jefferson
49 West Jefferson Street Jefferson, OH 44047
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Apr. 11, 2014