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Leon Baxley

May 31, 1931 — August 12, 2019

Born in Middleburg, FL on May 31, 1931 Departed on August 12, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Leon A Baxley, age 88, of Gallatin, TN passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born May 31, 1931 in Middleburg, FL to the late Loran and Pearl Baxley.

Leon loved his family and friends. Even though he had a physical handicap caused by Polio, he never let that stop him from doing whatever he wished in life. He was a successful entrepreneur in several business endeavors. He served on the Clay County, FL school board for 12 years. He moved to Westmoreland, TN in the late 1970's later moving to the Gallatin area. He loved wood working and making beautiful creations from rocks he collected from local areas. He enjoyed singing, playing cards, fishing, camping and working jigsaw puzzles. He cared for all creatures big and small, especially his dogs. Leon grew up in a large family with 7 siblings. He was an inspiration to everyone that knew him.

He was a loving companion, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Leon is survived by his beloved companion of 27 years, Judy Grant; siblings Ruby, Charles, and Jerry; children Sherry (Glenn) Burris of Middleburg, FL; Teresa Ring of Bethpage, TN; Joyce (Mike) Wilford of Westmoreland, TN; grandchildren Tracy, Travis, Jessica, Loren, David, Brandy, Emily, Lily and Bryton; 9 great-grandchildren.

The family is planning a private life celebration to be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Safe Place for Animals (SPA) 905 Mallard Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066, 615-451-7342;

Online condolences may be submitted at

Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, Phone: (615)452-1943, Obituary Line: (615)452-7589

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