Dr. Harry R. Baxter, 92, of Brownstown, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, with his wife and family by his side.
Born on May 18, 1924, in Ashland, Ohio, he was the son of Griffith John and Ada Keis Baxter. On July 7, 1947, he married Florence C. Dale who preceded him in death. He then married Judy K. Day on Aug. 17, 1986.
He graduated from Ashland High School in 1942; Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1943; the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1943; and Texas Christian University in 1944 where he played as guard in the 1945 Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State. He was a naval officer at Fort Schuyler, New York, and he served on Okinawa Island in 1945. Dr. Baxter attended Ashland College from 1946-48 and graduated from Down State Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He began practicing medicine in 1953, joining a practice with Mark Bevers in 1976 and Rosemary Weir in 1977, before retiring in 1989.
He and his wife, Judy, loved to travel and had visited all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Beside his wife, survivors include children, Robert D. Baxter and Ellen D. Baxter; stepchildren, Michael S. Day and Tammy Etheridge; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sibling, August C. Baxter.
A memorial service will be announced in the coming weeks.
Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre are handling the arrangements.
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