Claude Rickey Baxter Obituary

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Claude Rickey Baxter, 70, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Poteau.


Rickey was born August 26, 1948 in Heavener, OK to Clyde & Opal (Shadwick) Baxter.


He was a veteran of the US Navy; worked at American Termite & Pest Control and was Choctaw Country Club groundskeeper.


Rickey was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Willa Lou, Pauline Baxter Jones; fraternal twin, Claudie Baxter Speer; brother, Lawrence Baxter & great grandson, Axel McCage.



Survivors include his wife, Shirley of the home; daughters, Terri Krebs & husband Vernon of Poteau, OK, Tonya Robbins & husband Randy of Bixby, Rachel Harding & husband Toby of Texas, Melissa Evans & husband David of Monroe, OK, Nicole Steelman & husband Jeff of Summerfield; brothers, James Baxter of Powell, TN, Clyde Junior Baxter of Broken Arrow, OK, Danny Baxter of Poteau, OK; sisters, Wilma Jones of Sapulpa, OK, Christine Baker of Prattville, OK, Imogene McEver of Tulsa, OK, Clydia Fox of Knoxville, AR, Peggy Evans & Brenda Standridge of Poteau; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives, loved ones and friends.


Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, OK.


The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK


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