Joe Wayne Baxter

Joe Wayne Baxter, 77, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Bryan, Texas. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory in Bryan, Texas. For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717


  1. I had the privilege of knowing and playing football with Joe back in the 50’s at Snyder High School, Snyder Texas. Joe was a very good friend of mine. We first met in Junior High School and our friendship just kept growing. Joe was a superb football player. He was one of the main contributors to our winning Snyder’s first district football championship in 1955. He was a strong player that gave 100 plus percent on each and every play. He was very determined to be the best he could be in everything he set out to do. I will always remember Joe and treasure him as one of my best friends.
    Norman “Shorty” Grimmett

  2. I am Praying for Joe and for all of you in your time of sorrow. I would like to hear from a family member. Please contact me via email.

    With great sorrow

  3. To the Family,

    My deepest sympathies at this time of sorrow. My husband and I met Joe while he was married to my sister, Sharon. We visited them in Washington D. C. and Texas. We enjoyed the stories, shared meals, and watched them ride. He could sit a horse and he told great stories! I believe there is a life after this one. I hope Joe is riding Whiskey and I hope Ringer is trotting at his side.

    My prayers and thoughts,


  4. Joe was my classmate at Snyder High School. I’ll never forget the kindness and support he showed me when I was undergoing my treatment for breast cancer 4 1/2 years ago. My heart goes out to you. Joe was a good man.


    John Carrell

  5. I was so sad to hear about Joe’s passing. He was a great friend when we all lived in Chino California. I bred an Appaloosa mare to his horse Sun Bars. I know he didn’t like that, but I got the cutest filly out of this cross. She won ribbons after ribbons at the Appaloosa shows. Joe was also my cutting horse trainer. Tanya Tucker boarded a horse with him at the time and we used to sit around his kitchen in Chino, drinking coffee and telling jokes to Tanya. I never knew he was a Marine, as I was. Damn, we could have shared some stories. If there is a cowboy heaven, I’m pretty sure he’s there. See you down the road Joe.
    Bill Callaway

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