Lawrence Main Baxter Sr.


Lawrence Main Baxter Sr., 74, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Kent Hospital. Born in Providence, RI, he was a son of the late Alan and Bertha (Jackson) Baxter.

A member of both the Local #251 and Local #618 Teamsters Unions, Larry was a career truck driver and had retired as a bus driver from RIPTA. He was also a lifelong member of the Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years Shirley R. (Beaulieu) Baxter; sisters Winifred Dale and Edna Dale; brother Walter Baxter; son and daughter-in-law Larry Jr. and Eleanor Baxter, and son Daniel Baxter. He is survived by grandchildren: Kevin Baxter and wife Mackenzie and Kaitlyn Baxter and a great-granddaughter Bella Rose Baxter. He was the brother of the late Fredrick Baxter and Carol Boisevert.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. with a service to follow at 6 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel 2435 Warwick Ave, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Hospital P.O Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Facemasks are required and social distancing will be observed. Information and condolences, visit


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