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James Baxter

James Russell Baxter

Friday January 30, 1931 - Saturday August 22, 2020
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Obituary

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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Ware Funeral Home
    Address
    910 US Highway 27 N
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Ware Funeral Home
    Address
    910 US Highway 27 N
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Sammy Harris
  • Interment

    Location
    Jacksonville Cemetery
    Address
    Ky Hwy 353
    Paris, Kentucky 40631
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Charlotte Gunsauley

Posted at 10:08am
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Sonny is in a better place. Vickie Mckinney
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Charlotte Gunsauley

Posted at 10:04am
Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief and sorrow. Love you always, Charlotte and Skeeter
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Betty White

Posted at 03:03pm
Uncle Sonny was always fun and touched so many lives. I never saw him without a smile. I really enjoyed visiting him, Aunt Bobbie Jean and my favorite cousins, Jimmy, Rusty, Lane and later Jennifer when we were children. He will be missed by so many.
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Bob Lawson

Posted at 02:52pm
I have so many memories of Uncle Sonny from when I was growing up. He will be missed by a lot of people.
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