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Sgt. William Maurice "Morris" Baxter, US Army, Retired
Date of Death or Service Sep 10, 2018
Sgt. William Maurice
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11am on Monday, September 17, 2018 from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Franklin officiating. Burial will follow at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2-8 pm at Taylor Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.

Sgt. William Maurice “Morris” Baxter, US Army, Retired, age 65, passed away on September 10, 2018 at Horizon Medical Center.

Sgt. Baxter was born on February 4, 1953 in Dickson Tennessee. He served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve for over 21 years and was deployed overseas during Desert Storm. He worked as a long-distance truck driver for 40 years for various trucking companies. In his spare time, Sgt. Baxter enjoyed line dancing, watching Nascar, wrestling, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a good cook and had an infectious sense of humor and never met a stranger. Ultimately, he loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelita Baxter (fiancée, Kenric Pollard); step-daughters, Jennifer (Joshua) Grant and Rachel Hall; grandchildren, Marlita, Alexia, Chloe and K.C.; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Kimberly, Kara and Zack; sister, Jane (Don) Luckett; nieces, Dawn (Jim) Stewart and Christy (Jackie) Cunningham; nephew, Bobby (Wendy) Avery; several great nieces and nephews & great-great nieces and nephews. Special friends, Allen (Glenda) Hodges, Nancy Frazier, Sherry Pardue, Brenda Ellis, Sherry Gibson; Johnny & Lou Gafford, Delilah Spencer and Linda Willoughby.

Sgt. Baxter is preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Lynn Baxter; mother, Margaret Elizabeth Baxter Smith; step-father, William Smith; brothers-in-law, Charles “Red” Curtis and Gary Lee Avery, Sr.; nephew, Lee Avery and step-granddaughter, Katherine Ivy.

Special Thanks from the family to Dr. Joseph, Staff of Tennessee Oncology, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Orgain, Horizon’s Emergency Room, Cardiac, ICU, HICU and Dickson EMS.


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