Ernest “Gene” Baxter

Ernest “Gene” Baxter, age 83, of Jasper, Indiana, formerly of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Gene was born in Rutherford Township, Indiana, on October 18, 1933, to Ernest R. and Ethel L. (Parsons) Baxter.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

He was a bus driver for Loogootee Schools, and he was also a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Baxter, Jasper, IN, three step-daughters, Wanda Uebelhor, and her husband, Rick, Jasper, IN, Diana Klingle-Wilson, and her husband, Ken, Indianapolis, IN, and Kim Doty, and her husband, John, French Lick, IN, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, two half-brothers, Ken Frye, and his wife Sharon, Loogootee, IN, and Jerry Frye, and his wife, Eliane, LaQuinta, CA, and one half-sister Judy Purcell and her husband Glenn, Edwardsburg, MI, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is one half brother, Marlon Frye.

A visitation for Ernest “Gene” Baxter will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home on Saturday.

Funeral services for Eugene “Gene” Baxter will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, IN, with burial to follow at a later date. Rev. John Simmons will officiate. The V.F.W. Post #673 will conduct military rites at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwood Retirement Community or to a favorite charity.

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