Obituary: Ray Allen Baxter

December 3, 1934 – March 8, 2020

Ray Allen Baxter, 85, of Shoals, passed away at 11:51 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 3, 1934, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Luther Ray and Ova Christine (Summers) Baxter. He retired from Ford Motor Co. and operated a body shop in Indianapolis. He also took over and ran his father’s tool handle business along with making grade stakes for construction companies in the area. Ray had a very big heart and was very loving and caring. He was an outspoken person and was very independent his entire life. Ray loved spending time with his friends, they all meant the world to him. He also had a very big passion for river fishing, hunting and doing anything outdoors. He loved bird hunting almost more than fishing. Ray took a lot of pride in everything he did be it work or hobbies and will be missed by so many.

Survivors include his children, Kevin Baxter and Danny Green; siblings, Jerry Baxter, Larry Baxter, Jim Baxter, April Simmerman, and Janice Williams; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Green; a brother, Steve Baxter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday,
March 12th and from Noon until the hour of service on Friday, March 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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