Baxter Wescoat, 25, passed on October 15, 2021.
Baxter was born on September 25, 1996, to Shannon and John Wescoat of Eastville, Virginia. He belonged to Hungars Episcopal Church and went to school at Broadwater Academy and Northampton High School. While growing up, Baxter was an avid participant in numerous sports including baseball, football, soccer, and wrestling. Reading was a passion for him from pre-k on, and his favorites included fantasy writers such as JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, and Neil Gaiman.
After High School, Baxter moved west to Bozeman, Montana, where he worked in guest services at Big Sky Resort. There he enjoyed exploring the great outdoors and delighted in finding secret warming huts hidden on the slopes. Baxter also lived in Seattle, Washington for a year and took classes at North Seattle College while working for a lake cruise company. He was always a favorite with his coworkers and the guests with his easy-going nature and ready smile. After a year on the Eastern Shore, Baxter had returned to his friends and job in Big Sky this past spring.
Left to cherish Baxter’s memory are his parents; brothers Casey and Trip; aunts and uncles Chappell and Tersh Barber; Stacy and Eric Eslich; Grandfather Jack Wescoat; Grandparents Sherry & Ron Wrucke; and cousins Connor and Zach Eslich and Costin and Virginia Barber. Friends from coast to coast will all miss Baxter’s generous spirit, quick wit, appreciation for science fiction (famous and obscure), local artwork (the weirder the better), and esoteric philosophical treatises. And of course, we will all miss Baxter’s sweet and loving nature.
A Celebration of Baxter’s Life will be held at Hungars Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 with a reception to follow at Cherry Grove Farm. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Northampton High School noting “Baxter Wescoat Football Memorial” P. O. Box 38, Eastville, VA 23347.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at foxfuneralhomes.com Arrangements by Fox Funeral home, Temperanceville.