On Friday, February 19, 2021, James Marvin Baxley, loving husband, father, and grandfather was called home at the age of 71. James was born on July 4, 1949, in Longview, Texas to Bill and Cleo Baxley.
He attended Pine Tree High School and later served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970 serving two tours in Vietnam. On July 11, 1970, he married the love of his life, Linda Louise Downing. Together they had two beautiful children, Christina Broach and Kelly Patrick. He was passionate about his work as a constructional superintendent in East Texas.
He was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Cleo Baxley, cousin, Johnny Baxley, in-laws, Bob and Vivian Downing, and brother-in-law, Danny Downing. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Baxley; his two children, Christina Broach and Kelly Patrick and husband, Tim Patrick; his grandchildren, Bryanna Glezen and husband, Logan Glezen, Kelsey Patrick, and James Schilling; sister-in-law, Lana Myers. He leaves behind several cousins, friends, and extended family.
A Life Celebration Memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Craig Evers officiating. The service will be lived stream on the Welch Funeral Home Livestream page on Facebook. The link is https://www.facebook.com/welchlivestream/?ti=as Online condolences may be left at cammackfamily.com