Baxter Ewing was born in Nashville, TN on September 12, 1928 to Tolbert Sr. and Eva Ewing. He was the fifth child of seven born to this union. He passed away on August 29, 2020, two weeks short of his ninety second birthday.
Baxter received his education in the Nashville Davidson County Public School System. He graduated Pearl High School in the class of 1946. Two years later, he entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War. After his military service, he worked several jobs around Nashville including with Crescent Amusement Company. In 1957, Baxter met and married Mattye F. Fletcher Williams. The couple set out to build a life together. In 1963, Baxter was employed at the Newspaper Printing Corporation, distributors of the Nashville Tennessean and Banner. In 1965 Baxter became a printer for the Tennessean, the first minority printer in the organization. He retired after 32 years of service with the Newspaper Printing Corporation.
Baxter was a big fan of modern jazz and a serious sports fan. He liked baseball, but football was his passion. He supported the Tennessee State Tigers and attended many of their games. His first love, however, was the Tennessee Titans. He was a Titans season ticket holder. When it became difficult for him to attend the games in person, he would be in front of the tv in his Titan ‘s gear on Sunday. Baxter also enjoyed playing card games with his friends at the Elizabeth Center.
Baxter was preceded in death by both parents Tolbert Sr. and Eva Cook Ewing; his sister Nora P. Ewing; and brothers John, Miller, Tolbert Jr., Calvin, and Daniel Ewing.
Baxter is survived by his son Philip (Juanita) Ewing; three grandchildren Kimberly (Christopher) Irby, Nina Ewing, Kyshia Ewing, devoted nieces Marshelia Parrish, Teneia Ewing, Yolander Holt, Yolvander Holt, Great Great Grand kids Briana (Derrick) Wright, Christina Henlon, Jacobi Gilbert, Grand Nephew William C. Holt, and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.