Wiley C. Baxter
April 22, 1921 – April 14, 2014
Wiley C. Baxter, 92, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 1:00 p.m. to service time at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256 or donor’s favorite charity.
Mr. Baxter was born in Louisville, AL to the late Guy and Belle Murdock Baxter. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of seventy one years, Mary “Dout” H. Baxter. He served in the United States Army and was a receipt of a “Purple Heart”. Mr. Baxter was a member of Cherokee Heights United Methodist Church. “Dout and Wiley traveled and attended many Auburn Tiger Football Games. He was the inspiration for a character in the comic strip, B.C. Wiley was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his sons, Wiley L. “Herk” (Sylvia) Baxter of Warner Robins, GA, Henry G. (Karen) Baxter of Lynchburg, VA, daughter, Suzie (Larry) Kensinger of Chattanooga, TN, six grandchildren, Michael L. (Tina) Baxter, Joseph L. (Kim) Baxter, Traci (Russ) Chesser, Aaron (Megan) Sneary, Amy Baxter, and Andrew (Rebecca) Baxter, twelve great grandchildren, three sisters, Myra Boyter of Montgomery, AL, Peggy Baxter of Auburn, AL and Annie Rush of Montgomery, AL and several nieces and nephews.
Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, April 19, 2014
- Visitation Saturday, April 19, 2014
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April 19, 2014
We regret hearing about the death of your father and the rather recent death of your mother. We did, however, enjoy reading the article about your father in Ed Grisamore's column. We have enjoyed the BC comics through the years especially knowing the connection there. Your parents will surely be missed, and we pray you will accept our sincere sympathies. Ben and Evelyn Stuart