- [S84] E-Mail, Joe (Jody) Edward Baxter Jr. [firstname.lastname@example.org], 5 Jan 2013.
- [S112] Census, 1930.
name: Joe E Baxter
event date: 1930
event place: District 08, Lawrence, Tennessee
marital status: Single
estimated birth year: 1925
relationship to head of household: Son
father's birthplace: Tennessee
mother's birthplace: Tennessee
enumeration district number: 0015
family number: 308
sheet number and letter: 16A
line number: 36
nara publication: T626, roll 2261
film number: 2341995
digital folder number: 4548175
image number: 00980
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head William N Baxter M 45 Tennessee
wife Emma A Baxter F 44 Tennessee
son Hollis O Baxter M 20 Tennessee
daughter Jessie M Baxter F 19 Tennessee
daughter Pauline N Baxter F 17 Tennessee
son William E Baxter M 14 Tennessee
daughter Mary I Baxter F 11 Tennessee
daughter Ruth C Baxter F 8 Tennessee
son Joe E Baxter M 5 Tennessee
- [S112] Census, 1940.
Name: Joe E Baxter
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Civil District 8, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Last Place of Residence: Same House
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William M Baxter Head M 56 Tennessee
Emma C Baxter Wife F 54 Tennessee
Ruth C Baxter Daughter F 18 Tennessee
Joe E Baxter Son M 15 Tennessee
William E Baxter Son M 24 Tennessee
Lunetna V Hensak F 17 Tennessee
- [S142] Newspaper Article, Waco Tribune Herald (TX), 25 Feb 2014.
Joe E. Baxter , of Waco, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his residence. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, at Lake Shore Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Hinson and the Rev. Dorisanne Cooper officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Joe was born September 6, 1924, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to William and Emma Baxter . He served in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II supporting the invasion of North Africa and Normandy in June of 1944. Following service to his country he enrolled at Baylor University where he graduated in 1949 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. While at Baylor University he met his wife, Bessie , with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.
Following graduation, he served as Business Manager at First Baptist Church of Waco for 10 years.
In 1963 Joe began a distinguished career of 50 years with Success Motivation Institute where he developed and supervised the international marketing organization for the company which distributed their products in over 60 countries. During that time Joe and Bessie were able to visit all seven continents and over 100 countries.
In addition to his love for family and his strong Christian faith, Joe and Bessie supported Baylor University in numerous philanthropic areas and were reqular attendees of all sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings; and grandson, Chris Connally.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie Baxter , of Waco; a daughter, Vickie Connally and husband, David, of Rockwall; a son, Jody Baxter and wife, Cynthia, of Santa Cruz, California; three grandchildren, Shawn Connally, Danu Schoeck and Atea Baxter ; one sister in Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Joe E. Baxter , Sr., Endowment Fund in the Waco Foundation, 1105 Wooded Acres Dr. #701, Waco, TX 76710, The Hankamer School of Business Endowed Scholarship Fund in the name of Joe E. Baxter , Sr., The George W. Truett Theological Seminary, designated for the Endowed Scholarship Fund in the name of Joe E. Baxter , Sr., both % Baylor University, 1 Bear Place, #97050, Waco, TX 76798, or the charity of your choice.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.whbfamily.com.
September 6, 1924 - February 22, 2014
Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 125517274).