COLON, Mich.—Robert “Bob” Baxter, in pastoral ministry for 60 years, died Sept. 28. He was 84.

Bob was an associate pastor in California, Iowa, and Michigan and pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Augusta, Michigan, and Colon (Michigan) Baptist Church.

After retiring in 2016, he attended First Baptist Church, Bronson, Michigan. Ken Floyd, director of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, says Bob and his wife, Loralee, “have been a blessing as they served as members” of First Baptist Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Loralee; two children, Cynthia Wooton and Mark Baxter; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.