George Baxter Jr. of Buffalo, a retired flour mill worker, died Sunday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 79.
Born in Orangeburg, S.C., Mr. Baxter served in the Army during World War II and moved to Buffalo after the war.
For 36 years, he worked at the International Multifoods flour mill in Buffalo, where he prepared vehicles that transported packed flour. He retired in 1979.
Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Mary Bryant; three daughters, Margaret White of Washington, D.C., and Janice L. Burley and Melinda Frida, both of Buffalo; a sister, Dorothy Gilyard of Denmark, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
His funeral was held today in Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Matthew's Cemetery, West Seneca.