Thomas M. Baxter, Sr., age 65, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday, February 18, 2018, surrounded by his family.
Born in Wilmington, Tom was the son of the late Catherine (Mahoney) and Charles Baxter, Sr. He was a 1971 graduate of Dickinson High School. For over 40 years, he worked as a truck driver for Lowes. His son, Shaun, predeceased him in 2014. His sister, Eileen, and brother, Charles Baxter, Jr. also predeceased him.
Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathleen (Lander) Baxter; his son, Thomas M. Baxter, Jr. (Carrie) of Newark; and his two grandsons, Sam and Ryan. Also surviving are his sisters, Kathleen Krankowski (Ed) of Fredericksburg, PA, Maureen Smith (Don) of Cibolo, TX, and Corrine Nickle of Wilmington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom loved to fish. He also loved going out on his boat and spending time in Ocean City, MD with his family. He loved his grandchildren and never missed attending one of their sporting events, especially their little league games. He will be dearly missed by all.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 4 to 6 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, and Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Dining Room, c/o Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.