Baxter, Bernard L.
Birth: Thursday, April 28, 1932 in Central City, Kentucky
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Friday, December 04, 2015 at the age of 83
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Bernard L. Baxter, 83, of Lexington Park, MD died on December 4, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 28, 1932 in Central City, KY to the late John F. Baxter and Lorene Garst.
Bernard proudly enlisted in the United States Navy on October 19, 1951 and dedicated over 20 years of service before his retirement on November 20, 1971 as an Aviation Machinist's Mate Chief Petty Officer. During his service he served in many countries, including Iceland, Holland, New Zealand and Germany. He earned the National Defense Service Ribbon, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Korean Medal and United Nations Service Medal.
After retiring from the Navy, he worked for Bates Associates, Hewitt Lumber and Dyson Lumber before retiring again. His hobbies included fixing power tools and lawnmowers. He was an exceptional baker and made many delicious breads and cakes. He was a proud member of AA, with over 35 years, in which he sponsored and helped many people. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Central City, KY, American Legion Post 061 in Central City, KY, Moose Lodge #898 at Portsmouth, VA, Fleet Reserve Patuxent River Branch 93.
Bernard is survived by his grandchildren, Kellie Turner (Junior) of California, MD and Brentt Dobson of Columbia, SC; his great grandchildren, Robert Norris and Rheanne Turner, both of California, MD; and his sister, Marion Werner of Bethlehem, PA. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia Cummings, Robert Baxter and Anita Anderson; and his loving companion, Julia K. Stanley.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with prayers recited by Reverend John Ball at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.