Mr. Baxter was born and grew up in South, MS. He graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Business. After serving 2 years in the army, he relocated to New Orleans where he met his wife, Carol “Bunny.” They celebrated their fiftieth anniversary this year. He began working for Boeing Aerospace as a recruiter. They later relocated to Jackson, MS where he worked for the Clarion Ledger as a Personnel Director until his retirement when he began a rental property business.
Mr. Baxter was a people person who never met a stranger. He loved animals and all things that were antique. He was active in the community affairs belonging to the Lions Club and Jaycee’s and Personal Association. He belonged to the First Methodist Church in Clinton, MS.
Mr. Baxter, of Brandon and Clinton died on October 29, 2019 at his home and was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie McNeil and Father Richard H. Baxter Sr.
Survivors: wife, Carol Baxter of Brandon; son, Richard H. Baxter, III, his wife, Mary Lib Baxter and their children, Haas and Caroline Baxter of Fairhope, son, Trey Herron Baxter, his wife, Erin Baxter and their child, Hampton Baxter of Madison; brother, Charles Baxter of Houston, sister, Ann Fargason of Fairhope and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Richard Howard Baxter, Jr. will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019. Visitation will be from 1:00pm until 2:00 p.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home, 759 Highway 51, Madison, MS 39110. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer Foundation or Cara Animal (ASPCA.org).
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