Thomas L. "Tom" Baxter, 85, of Russell, formerly of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, January 4, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
Mr. Baxter was born at Short Creek, W.Va., on May 8, 1922, the son of the late John and Viola Winemiller Baxter.
Preceding him in death was his first wife, Ester Daugherty Baxter and his second wife, Mary Miller Wright Baxter.
Tom served our great nation honorably with the United States Army, European Theater during World War II, where during the Battle of Rhineland, as a glider infantrymen, was injured, receiving a Purple Heart and two Bronze Campaign Stars. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. of Louisville and was a retired crane helper with the Semet Solvay in Ashland.
Tom is survived by one step-son, Ross Daugherty of Flatwoods; two step-daughters, Betty Kiser of Ashland and Linda Bailey of Catlettsburg; close dear friends and neighbors, Nan O'Hara of Russell and Jim Bailey of Ashland; and his little furry companions, Molley and Mitzie.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland. Pastor Bruce Pickard will offer words of comfort and inspiration.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service Monday at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg.