Obituary: Jerry Lee Baxter

December 12, 1937 – March 10, 2020

Jerry Lee Baxter, 82, passed peacefully in the early hours of March 10, 2020, at his home in Clarksville, In. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Luther Ray Baxter and Ova Christine Baxter of Shoals, on December 12, 1937. He had four brothers; Ray Allen Baxter of Shoals, In., Larry Baxter of Fon du Lac, Wi., Jim Baxter of Williams, In. and Stephen Baxter of Shoals, In., He also had two sisters; Janice Williams of Williams, In. and April Simmerman of Bedford, In.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 66 years, Lois Kay Baxter of Clarksville, In.; sons William Baxter of Bedford, In. and Jeffrey Baxter of Clarksville, In.; daughters Robin Baxter of Bedford, In., Sherill Dulaney of Clarksville, In., and Heather Abbott of Clarksville, In. He was the loving patriarch of 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great
grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ray Allen and Stephen Baxter.

Jerry was active in the ministry from the late 1960s until his passing. He was a minister of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints & was a Pastor of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ.

He owned & operated a successful business where worked alongside his wife, Lois Baxter for more than 50 years.

Visitation is Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. The funeral is on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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