James F. Baxter, 87 of Biscoe, passed peacefully from this life on April 4, 2018 at Chambers Nursing and Rehabilitation center in Carlisle. He was born April 27, 1930 in the Brown Grove Area to Sherman and Sena Ingle Baxter and spent his life farming in the Biscoe Community. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Biscoe and loved spending his days fishing, gardening, listening to gospel music and driving every chance he got. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Viola (Chesser) and brother, Johnny Baxter.
James is survived by sons, Jimmy and Timmy (Vicky), of Biscoe; daughter, Tammy (Tom) of Falling Waters, West Virginia; grandsons, James Baxter (Megan), Daniel Baxter (Tiffany), Kevin Baxter, Justin Roush (Sarah) all of Biscoe; grandson, Michael Baxter and granddaughter, Amanda Kirby (Michael) of Des Arc; brother, Doyle Baxter (Dorothy) of Des Arc and sister, Ella Montgomery of Dumas; 15 great grandchildren and countless cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, April 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Biscoe.