Horace “Eddie” Baxter, 75, of Rockdale died Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2013.

A memorial was held Saturday, Dec. 7, at the VFW Hall.

Mr. Baxter was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Haskell to David E. Baxter and Willie D. Langford Baxter.

He went to school in Rockdale and served in the U.S. Navy.

After leaving the service, he worked in construction, building stores and homes.

After retiring due to health issues, he was involved in the Rockdale VFW and served as commander for a time.

He enjoyed singing and went to various karaoke events.

Mr. Baxter was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Tesh Baxter; his father, David E. Baxter; a sister, Barbara Ann Smith; and three nephews, Jimmy W. Baxter, Royce E. Baxter and Jimmy R. Baxter.

Survivors are three sons, Shawn, Brian and Chance Baxter; his mother, Willie D. Langford Baxter of Rockdale; two brothers, Jimmy and David Baxter; and three sisters, Nell Patton, Bobbie Baxter and Linda Hurley; also, 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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