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Charles Dacus Baxter

Published: 12/14/2012

"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth..." Eccles. 12:1


Charles Dacus Baxter, 48, Roebuck, South Carolina, passed away at his home Friday, November 30, 2012.

He was born on November 26, 1964 in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, TN in 1982. He was a member of the Patriots marching band and a member of the Army Jr. ROTC, achieving the rank of Colonel. He received several awards at school: Boys State, a scholarship from DAR, and a full Army scholarship to The Citadel, the Military College of Charleston, SC, graduating in 1986. While at the Citadel, he was an active member of Campus Crusade for Christ. He was a spokesperson and traveled to different states to speak as a representative for his school.

Charles accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at a young age. He was a member of Anderson Mill Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC. He served his country honorably as a Captain in the United States Army. He was a Professor of Military Science at Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN (1989-1992).

Charles was associate vice-president of his company, a computer programming company for Iatric Systems of Boxford, Massachusetts. His position was Interface/Integration Division, Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Integrated Software Applications, Interface and NPR Reports for Meditech-Magic and Client Server Sites. They service Meditech Hospitals worldwide.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles David Baxter of Cosby; an infant sister LaDonna Rose Baxter and a niece Madison Kiana Baxter; paternal grandparents Dacus and Jettie Green Baxter of Cosby and his maternal grandparents Hiram and Martha Rhoton Rose of Gate City, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Baxter, a son Charles Dacus Baxter, Jr., Roebuck, SC; a daughter Caroline Baxter Robinette and husband Jordan Robinette; a granddaughter Angelia Baxter, Spartanburg, SC; his mother Cora Viola Rose Baxter, Kingsport; a brother Jerry Baxter and fiancée Hillary Newton; and nephews Alex and Caiden Baxter of Kodak, TN.

Memorial services were held December 4, 2012, at Anderson Mill Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC.

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