E. C. Baxter, age 69, of Newport, passed away Sunday, June
30, 2013, at his home after a battle with brain cancer.
He was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran
of the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carmack and Lela
Baxter, brothers Ralph, John R. Ervin, and Lee Baxter and sister Mary Dawson.
He is survived by his wife Marie Baxter of Newport; son
Brian Baxter of Newport; daughter and son-in-law Kim and Jerry Sutton of
Sevierville; brother Hart Baxter of Newport; sisters and brothers-in-law Betty
and Ted Allen, Emma Dean and Hollis Allen, all of Newport; Pat and Homer Martin
of Nashville; Brenda Joyce and Earl Jack Shults of Cosby; and Marty Carolyn and
Carroll Barwick of Georgia; grandchildren Molly Ann Baxter and Ayden Reed
Sutton; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2,
2013, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Large officiating. Burial
will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the Baxter-Templin
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00—7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Manes
Funeral Home prior to the funeral services.
Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com.
Manes Funeral Home in charge