Henry Franklin Baxley

October 27, 1949 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Henry Baxley Obituary

Mr. Henry Franklin “Hank” Baxley, 73, of Patterson, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 19, 2023, at Harborview Pierce County Nursing Home.

Born in Jackson, NC on October 27, 1949, Mr. Baxley had lived in North Carolina, moving to Pierce County in the mid-1980s.  He was a construction worker, having worked for George Marsh Construction.  In his free time, he enjoyed listening to the chatter on his CB radio.  He enjoyed watching Kung Fu movies, especially those starring Bruce Lee, and Westerns, especially Bonanza.  He also enjoyed the quiet time that he found while fishing. But above all, he loved his family, and especially his grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Charlie Franklin and Nettie Bryant Baxley.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Baxley.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Deborah Marsh Baxley of Patterson; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and David Smith of Screven; son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Rachel Baxley of Hoboken; son and son-in-law, Spencer Baxley and Michael Laughlin of Waycross; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Rayborn Riggs of Ernul, NC; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Kim Baxley of Zebulon, NC; brother, Donnie Baxley of Ernul, NC; grandchildren, Cody Smith, Cassie (JB) Denison, Gavin Baxley, Zane Baxley, Madelyn Baxley, and Graham Baxley; great-grandchild, Palmer Denison; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 3 o’clock at Offerman Baptist Church with the Rev. James Lightsey officiating.  

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

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Memorial Service
October 22, 2023

3:00 PM
Offerman Baptist Church
7225 Highway 84
Patterson, GA 31557


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