Cornell Harold Baxter, Jr, 56, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was born March 20, 1954, in Blackfoot, the son of Cornell Harold Baxter, Sr. and Shirley A. Christensen.
Cornell has lived his entire life in Blackfoot and attended schools in the Blackfoot District.
He married Dee Williams; together they had a daughter, Courtney. and then were later divorced.
He was a welder and a member of the Sheet Metals Workers Union. He had worked the last 10 years for Industrial Metals.
He was a longtime member of the Bingham County Search and Rescue. He loved hunting, fishing, four -wheeling, snowmachining, camping and shoeing horses. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by daughter, Courtney (Cody) Christensen of Pocatello; grandchildren, Cameron, Zoe and Kellie; his mother, Shirley (Sam) Cucchiara of Blackfoot; father, Cornell (Rosie) Baxter, Sr. of New Mexico; brother, Loren Baxter of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Terry (Greg) Carmichael of Blackfoot, Cindy (Doug) Schwenck of Ogden, Utah; companion of nine years, Michelle Gibson of Blackfoot and her children, Coltin (Brandy) Jackman of Shelley and Dustin Jackman of Ammon.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Max Spidell, and a sister, Vickie Spidell.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Grove City Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Bingham County Search and Rescue, 501 N. Maple St.,Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.
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