Doran Alton Baxter

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4. A resident of Zachary and a native of Baton Rouge, he passed away at 11:15pm Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 58, a longtime Baker resident, and retired from the Baker Police Department with 29 years of service. He was employed by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, and a volunteer firefighter with the City of Baker and St. George Fire Departments. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 5-9pm, and on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9am until religious services in the chapel at 11am, conducted by Rev. Darwin Enicks and Rev. William Bonee. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by wife, Leanne Broadhurst Baxter; son, Jonathon Doran Baxter; two granddaughters, Reagan MiLynn and Adrianah Michelle Walters; father, Alton Baxter, Jr. and his companion, Thaney McKennon; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Debbie Joiner, Jan Miller, Dorothy and Jerry Bonaventure, and Denise and Andy Davison; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Darrell and Robin Baxter, and Judy Baxter; mother-in-law, Joella Broadhurst; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jean Toups; son-in-law, Tommie Walters; six exchange daughters whom Doran loved dearly, Chrissi Meyers, Silvia Saggesse, Clara Rittner, Maria Basconcel, Marie Danah, and Solveig Ydegaard; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Baxter Walters; mother, Mary Baxter; and a brother, Danny Ray Baxter. Pallbearers are Darrell Baxter, Darryl Rainwater, Danny Edwards, Mike Knaps, Mark Roberts, James Broussard, Tommie Walters, Trey Jackson, and Mike Shropshire. The family would like to extend very heartfelt appreciation to all the family and friends who prayed for Doran throughout his illness. Special thanks to Dr. Bienvenue and Dr. Fields and the nursing staff at Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center, and a huge thank you to his sister-in-law, Judy, whom Doran loved dearly, for all of her care and support. Doran was a member of FOP City of Baker. He loved cooking and tailgating for LSU football with his friends and family. Doran always made a special effort to help those he loved. Please sign the online guestbook at

Published in from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, 2012