Wrestling Pro Leon Baxter PassesMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 16 2019 12:13 PM
Please remember the family of Retired Sergeant Leon Baxter.
Leon Baxter passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at his residence. He was 81 years old.
Leon was born in Donaldsonville, GA. He lived his early years in Malone, FL. Leon was known as the Wrestling Pro who wrestled in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. He also was employed with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Sergeant at the Houston County Jail from 1977 until his retirement in 1999. His passion was to serve people and law enforcement with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. Leon loved working at Dothan Livestock and enjoyed raising cows. He enjoyed it so much he would often say “I would do it for free, they don’t even have to pay me for it”. Leon was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Baxter; his son, David (Robin) Baxter; his daughter, Leona (Rex) Howard; his three grandchildren; his sister in law, Pearl Baxter; and several nieces and nephews.
Per Leon’s request there will not be any memorial services.