Paul Russell Baxter

Born: Mon., Aug. 7, 1944
Died: Fri., Jun. 8, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 13, 2018
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Jun. 14, 2018
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

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Paul Russell Baxter, 73, Tipton, passed away at 5:17 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born August 7, 1944, in Guysville, Ohio, to Wayne and Miriam (Hulme) Baxter.  On June 14, 2008, he married Arletta Lee Plake, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo, and she survives.

Paul graduated from Anderson High School and worked as a millwright at Chrysler for 39 ½ years before retiring in 2004.  He enjoyed snow skiing and was an avid bike rider.  He had ridden in the Hilly Hundred over twenty times and on Saturdays, he would ride to Sheridan to ride with friends in addition to riding in many other events.  He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he was one of the head ushers and was active in serving the Wednesday community meals, the Buddy Bag Program, the Walking Stick ministry at the Howard County Fair and many other special events.

In addition to his wife, Arletta Baxter, he is survived by his children, April Head, Jon (Michelle) Baxter, Marcus Baxter and Keith Baxter; step-children, Lonnie Lee Morrison, Anita (Steve) Dungan and Tina O’Vadka; brother, Nelson (Mary) Baxter; sister, Lumelia (Vernon) Mann; grandchildren, Shandolyn Scott, Tiffany Messenger, Keegan Head, Quentan Head, Taylor Baxter, Mackenzie Burke, Tiffany Neuburger and Leona Baxter; step-grandchilden, Carmen (Doug) McCool and Travis Dungan; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elaine Schorey.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., Kokomo, with Pastor David Leeder officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Tipton.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House in Ft. Wayne or the Buddy Bags at First Church of the Nazarene.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Kokomo, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Leona McCool (Josie Morrison)
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Arletta and children,
Was sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. Although I never met him, l know how hard it is to lose a loved one. I'll be praying for you all during this difficult time.
Love and prayers.

Dana Greeno (Pullen)
   Posted Mon June 11, 2018
Dear Arletta and Family, Our thoughts and PRAYERS are with ALL of You during this VERY DIFFICULT time!!! May God’s Love comfort you as HE wraps HIS LOVING ARMS around you. May you REMEMBER all the “Good Times” that you have shared together as a Family and Let the “PRECIOUS MEMORIES “ flood your Soul with JOY !!! Keep Paul’s presence ALIVE as you share his stories with Friends and Future Children and Grandchildren!!! Love and Prayers, Mike,Dana and Krissalyn Greeno

Terry & Debbie Ploughe
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Our thoughts are with you