Leonard “Sonny” C. Baxter, Jr., age 78, of Dublin, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Sonny was born January 5, 1943, in Anniston, Alabama to the late Leonard Clayton Baxter, Sr., and the late Jean Baxter Sanders. He graduated from North Miami High School and soon afterward entered the United States Marine Corps. Following his time in service, Sonny began his career in aeronautics with Pan Am in Miami. He continued his career at Gulf Stream in Savannah, GA, before retiring and moving to Dublin, GA.
Sonny loved to read and was an avid “lefty” golfer. He enjoyed playing with the American Senior and the DCC Senior golf groups. He loved his family deeply and will be missed by all who were blessed to call him family or a friend.
Survivors include his fiancée, Helen Harper, of Dublin; daughters, Melissa Olson (Nick Gust), of Herriman, UT, and Michelle Baxter (Rocky Taft), of Herriman, UT; sister, Evelyn Mobley (Wayne Garrett), of Dublin; brother, Mike (Carol) Baxter, of Panama City Beach, FL; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.
Townsend Brothers Funeral Home and Staff respectfully ask all in attendance to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
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