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Orion B. Baxter Jr. (Bing) - 80

7/28/1939 - 3/15/2020

Colchester

    

    Orion B. Baxter Jr. (Bing) age 80 of Colchester, formerly of Cameron, Avon and Roseville, passed away, Sunday, March 15, 2020, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.  He was born July 28, 1939, in Monmouth, Illinois to Orion and Florence Bainter Baxter Sr.  Both of his parents have preceded him in death.

    Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Brother: Chuck Baxter, Roseville, 1 Sister: Blanche (Larry) Mummert, Havana, 2 Nephews, 2 Nieces, 2 Great Nephews and 1 Great Niece, along with many cousins.

    In his early years he attended the Means 1 room school house near Cameron after which he attended school in Cameron, Galesburg, Colchester and graduated from Avon high school in the class of 1957. Bing worked for many farmers in the Roseville to Avon area.  Bing drove a school bus for the Roseville School District for 6 years, along with working at several area auto repair shops, service stations, grain elevators, feed mills.  He was very proud to have his own farm and cattle, he sold his last cow this winter.  In 1974 Bing was the 3rd farmer in the Roseville area to buy a big round hay bailer, which lead him to do custom bailing for many local farmers.  Bing enjoyed going to farm sales to collect treasures, he also enjoyed Car Shows, Tractor Shows.  Most of all Bing loved to work on the farm and care for his cattle.

    Private services will be held at Bethel Cemetery, with everyone dressing in casual attire, in memory of Bing’s life.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Sunday, March 22, 2020, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.  Memorial is Donors Choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com .

 

 

Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday March 22

Private Graveside service will be held at Bethel Cemetery

3 Comments

  • Dave Huston

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I first met Bing 40 years ago when helping him with some cattle.   I remember his easy smile and upbeat attitude, and how he was always ready to help a friend in need.   Bing was never pretentious.  A very down-to-earth sort of guy.  I always enjoyed visiting with Bing.  He will be missed.

  • Kim Sedgwick

    2 weeks ago

    It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to the Baxter Family.  I met Bing, Chuck and Blanche several years back, and have always had great respect for them.  Bing was kind and did have a genuine smile and heart. He will be missed.  Our condolences to your family.  Most Sincerely, Kim Sedgwick and Carl Pershing

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