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Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA

OBITUARY

James Thomas Baxter

February 3, 1953June 19, 2020

James Thomas Baxter, 67 of Reading, passed away Friday June 19, 2020 in Tower Health Reading Hospital. He is survived by the love of his life and 39 years of marriage, Cynthia B (Evans) Baxter. James was born in Snowhill, MD. on February 3, 1953 a son of the late James E and Daisy (Waters) Baxter. He was owner/operator of Tree & Stone for over 30 years. James accepted the Lord and Savior in 1980. He played his bass guitar in many states for various bands including; Monica Thorton & the Ultimate's, Prime Time, Modified Funk, and Pure Pleasure. James also played with gospel groups such as; St James Church of God in Christ choir, Sheriffs Gospel Jubilee, Doxa Ensemble, and Spring Valley Church of God. He enjoyed being a practical joker. Also surviving are his children; James Higgins, Jabin Brahm Baxter and his wife Clarissa, Luther Lamont Gore, Joel Evans, Devon Glover, Darain Glover, and Denita Glover, 3 brothers; Ivan Baxter, Jefferson Baxter, Paul Baxter, 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and close family friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Theo C Auman Funeral Home, Reading is honored to serve the family. Please express condolences at www.theocauman.com

  • FAMILY

  • Cynthia B Baxter, Wife
  • James E Baxter, Father (deceased)
  • Daisy Baxter, Mother (deceased)
  • James Higgins, Son
  • Jabin Brahm Baxter, Son
  • Clarissa Baxter, Daughter-in-law
  • Luther Lamont Gore, Son
  • Joel Evans, Son
  • Devon Glover, Son
  • Darain Glover, Son
  • Denita Glover, Daughter
  • Ivan Baxter, Brother
  • Jefferson Baxter, Brother
  • Paul Baxter, Brother
  • 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and close family friends.

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Peg Smith

June 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. We served on the praise team together at Spring Valley. He is a part of so many wonderful memories, and was so very appreciated and loved. Thank you for sharing him with us.

MOSES GIBSON

June 24, 2020

MY HEART AND SOUL IS DISTURBED.....YOU DON'T GET TO MEET MANY PEOPLE AS HUMBLE AS JIMI.....ALWAYS A GOOD LAUGH, VERY LITTLE DRAMA, AND HAD MORE THAN COMMON SKILLS TO REMODLE AND REPAIR HOUSES......HE AND I WERE MUSICIANS IN NUMEROUS BANDS....OR BACK UP FOR VOCALIST, WE HAD FUN IN DOING SO......WE BOTH WERE "FUNKATEERS" AND BECAUSE OF OUR DEDICATION TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WE PLAYED MUSIC THAT WAS ABOUT LOVE....NOT LUST.....MUSIC THAT WAS ABOUT FUN....NOT FOOLISHNESS......THERE AIN'T ENOUGH SPACE FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT JAMES BAXTER.....TO CYNTHIA AND FAMILY EMBRACE YOURSELVES IN LOVE.....MAGNIFIY THE GOOD TIMES ...FOR HE IS WAITING LIKE THE REST OF USE TO HEAR THE TRUMPET SOUND....

Mark Stallworth

June 23, 2020

Mr. Baxter was a strong pillar to the meeting music industry here in Reading. He will be greatly missed.

Shanice Evans

June 23, 2020

Hey unc !

Just wanted to let you know how much we miss you down here ! You were the biggest impact to this family ❤️ All your love , laughter and smiles you have shared are gonna be missed tremendously.. just know you name will forever live on ! I love you unc give my grandparents a kiss & a hug for me ❤️

Love leah

Deanna Bell Jackson

June 23, 2020

Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. Keeping you all in prayer 🙏❤🙏

Ramona Turner Turpin

June 23, 2020

Dear Cynthia and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved James. I pray that God gives you peace that only He can give. I love you and am holding you in my heart.

Rachel BellBuchanon

June 22, 2020

My Condolences to Cynthia and Family I met them when i Move on Chestnut st may he Rip

Renee Glover

June 22, 2020

I know God promises he is preparing a place where we can live with him for evermore where there is no pain no crying no sadness no dying a place of unimaginable blessings nothing but joy Pops has now seen God face-to-face can you imagine the peace he is at. Rest peacefully Pops! I will miss you for the rest of your life.

Love you for ever, Renee’

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY