James Baxter
Tuesday
17
March

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
St. John's United Methodist Church
300 N. Pine Street
Seaford, Delaware, United States
Tuesday
17
March

Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
St John's United Methodist Church
300 North Pine Street
Seaford, Delaware, United States

Obituary of James Baxter

Baxter, James (Jim), 79, of Seaford, DE, died surrounded by loved ones at his home on March 12, 2020. Jim was born on April 16th, 1940 as the only child of Archibald and Neva May Baxter. He is survived by his wife, Judy, their four daughters, Heather Feighery [Mike], of Stephens City, VA; Kim Smith [David] of Seaford, DE; Melinda Blanche [Gary] of Centreville, MD; and Tracy Betcher [Rich] of Stevensville, MD; as well as his fifteen grandchildren. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, Jim was a graduate of Temple University High School in Philadelphia, Class of 1958. Wrestling was a life-long passion, Jim attended Maryville College in Tennessee, where he was a three-time all-American. He was inducted into their sports hall of fame in 1999. After Merryville, Jim transferred to Black Hills College in North Dakota, where he coached and recruited for their Wrestling Program. Jim competed in the Olympic trials at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Jim retired after teaching High School and coaching wrestling in Burlington, County NJ for 36 years, where he helped shape the character of countless students through the years. He was also the proprietor of Aqua Pools, serving his loyal customer base for many years in Southern New Jersey. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, boating, playing golf, and working on projects around his home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:00 am, with a visitation 1 hour prior, 10:00 - 11:00 am, at Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 300 North Pine Street, Seaford, DE 19973. Following the service will be a private interment at Cokesbury Cemetery in Sussex County, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
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