Gerald Ray Baxter

September 28, 1942 - August 8, 2020

Gerald Ray Baxter of Richardson, Texas passed away August 8, 2020 at the age of 77.  He was born on September 28, 1942 to Woodrow Baxter and Mary Ruth (Young) Baxter in Vernon, Texas.  Gerald was a graduate of Greenville High School in Greenville, Texas and he attended East Texas State University now known as Texas A&M University.  Gerald married Cheryl Childress on September 30, 1966 in Greenville.  He was owner and operator of a Medical Services Contracting and Supply Inc.  Gerald was a member of Church of Christ.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Cheryl Baxter of Richardson, Texas; son, Shane Baxter and wife, Christy of Richardson, Texas; daughters, Melissa Faraci and husband, Ron of Rockwall, Texas and Michelle Roman of Garland, Texas; grandchildren, Courtney Baxter, Kelly Baxter, Trevor Baxter, Nathan Faraci, Lilly Faraci, Armando Roman and Emilio Roman; sister, Maxine Burton of Greenville, Texas; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Woody and Mary Baxter; sister, Carolyn Baxter

A private graveside service will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing .

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Dear Cheryl, just learned that your husband passed away in August. Just wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss. My husband will be gone 10 years in October. I learned a long time ago that when people say "I know how you feel" is not appropriate because each person has and deals with their own feelings. It is a feeling of pain that you can not describe. I do want you to know that God is our only comfort and will get you through times like this. Sincerely, Shirley (Coker) Ferguson Shirley (Coker) Ferguson, September 7, 2020 I am so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed. Nancy Reynolds Brantley, September 6, 2020 To a wonderful school classmate. Thought of him often and we missed him at our class reunions. One of the best looking men in our school. Thanks for the memories. Prayers to his family And I know he will certainly be missed. God Bless! Judy Fay Ragan McMurrain, September 5, 2020 So very sorry and what a shock. He was the close to my age. I wIll be 78 in September. I hope all is good with the family. You may know we lost Mom at 104 last year and still very sharp and strong. Pansy’s funeral was the 17 the anniversary of Mom’s passing. And there was Mary Jo in Jan. Only Elton and Max left. You will be in my prayers. Sondra Gayl (hated Gayl) but Gerald always called me that. Sondra Hester, August 20, 2020 You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Narvia McDaniel, August 17, 2020 Our prayers go out to Mr. Baxter’s Family.
Julian and Beth Loera, August 11, 2020