DAVID BAXTER Obituary (2021) – San Antonio, TX

David Verne Baxter was born on January 28, 1932 in the Baxter house in Irondequoit, NY to N. Dorr Baxter and Celeste (Sick) Baxter. He died in San Antonio, Texas on September 15, 2021, at the age of 89.

David grew up in Rochester, NY, where he graduated from Brighton High School. Throughout his life he had many talents and interests including antiques, clocks, paintings, music, classic automobiles, photography (acquired while employed by Kodak) and skating on ice (hockey). He joined the USAF and was assigned to the USAF Security Service (Intelligence) at Brooks AFB in San Antonio.

As a young man, his interest in ice skating drew him to the new ice rink on Crockett Street where he became drawn to the pretty lady at the tickets – Helen Ruth. Both admitted it was love at first sight. Helen saw in David the many attributes she prayed for, and more, and knew that he was the answer to her prayers. They were married on August 28, 1954 on the family farm near Somerset.

David served in the US Air Force for 10 years. During his service he was stationed in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Pentagon in Washington DC. After being honorably removed from his post, David was hired by the City of San Antonio Public Services Board. He retired after 31 rewarding years.

David and Helen Ruth developed many common interests and found it very enjoyable to work together. Notably – David helped Helen Ruth reach the highest level possible in American Image Marketing (AIM), a leading distributor of healthy dietary supplements, and received international recognition. Foremost in their mind was the benefits of their products. Plus, they both enjoyed the talent and atmosphere of the shows presented at the all-new Fiesta Texas. A close friendship developed with Angie, a gorgeous and talented singer who performed on a variety music show. She definitely adopted them as her second parents. David also cherished the loyal friendship he had with Jon, a regional manager at his favorite restaurant and Helen’s, Jason’s Deli, whom they frequented several times a week.

David was admired and much loved. With his great sense of humor, he was a selfless, loving and brilliant man. He was also known for his incredible organization and meticulous record keeping. He will be sadly missed by all.

David was predeceased by his parents and his 56-year-old wife (2011), Helen Ruth (Hoffman) Baxter, of Somerset, Texas. He is survived by brothers Carlton and Paul Baxter, sister Suzanne (Baxter) Hall, in-laws Glenn and Lillian Hoffman, many loving nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and nephews.

David’s internment will take place at Lytle Community Cemetery next to his dear Helen Ruth on September 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

You are invited to sign the guestbook onwww.porterloring.com

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Posted by Express-News on September 19, 2021.

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