Obituary | Anthony ‘Tony’ James Baxter
Anthony (Tony) James Baxter, born December 1952, in Kingman, Arizona passed away at home, in Kingman, on Aug. 14, 2019. He was preceded in death by son, Kristopher Starwood Baxter; parents, Bill and Stella Baxter; grandparents, Charles and Sonia Easter; aunt, Vera Latimer; sister-in-law, Judith Baxter; and uncle, James Baxter.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda (Vance) Baxter; brother Michael (Paula) Baxter; sister-in-law; Vickie Crawford (Frank); brother-in-law Michael Wallace Vance (JoAnne and daughter Monique); niece Tammi (Don) Doughty; nephew Billy Jack (Krystal) Baxter; and several grand nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Zoology and Education in 1974. He worked as a police officer for the City of Flagstaff Police Department for 16 years and Northern Arizona University Police Department for four years.
He loved his job as a police officer and was valued by many. His integrity and work ethic served him well in the course of his career. His sense of humor and heart for others was a large part of his personality. He especially enjoyed being a Dare Officer for Flagstaff Public Schools, interacting with students and his fellow officers.
In July 1999, having retired from the Flagstaff Police Department, he and Linda returned to Kingman where he taught science and biology at Kingman High School and Cedar Hills Junior High. He had a great interest in nature and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with his students.
We love him and miss him deeply.